**attention To All Sacremento Nurses**

  1. Hi!!!

    I hope i can get some information on Sacremento! I may have a job opportunity to work in a hospital in Auborn, CA, and I would like to know the cost of living around that area. The hospital is offering $25/hr for a new grad nurse and the wage seems a little low for cali....but i'm not sure...

    can someone tell me how the surrounding area of sacremento is, the cost of living and the general starting wage for new grads? the hospital is an affiliate of Sutterhealth...if anyone works for sutterhealth, can you also tell me how the working conditions are??

    THANKS!!!!!!
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  3. by   Nurse2B73
    Quote from luilui_604
    Hi!!!

    I hope i can get some information on Sacremento! I may have a job opportunity to work in a hospital in Auborn, CA, and I would like to know the cost of living around that area. The hospital is offering $25/hr for a new grad nurse and the wage seems a little low for cali....but i'm not sure...

    can someone tell me how the surrounding area of sacremento is, the cost of living and the general starting wage for new grads? the hospital is an affiliate of Sutterhealth...if anyone works for sutterhealth, can you also tell me how the working conditions are??

    THANKS!!!!!!

    Hello,

    I lived in Sacrament for 3 years. It was always cheaper than other major cities. It may have went up the past couple of years but when I lived there the rent was very decent. Auburn is alittle outside of Sac so I think it may be close or slightly higher. The cost is nothing compare to Southern California and the bay area. they are expensive. Sacramento is very hot in the summer and very rainy during the winter.

    Good luck on your job I wish you the best.
    Shonda
  4. by   nursemelanie
    Hello, I lived in Sacto for 8yrs. and loved it. I am just an hour south of there now. The cost of living was less there than many other areas surrounding. I have heard from many many sources that Sutter is the best to work for. I haven't heard too many good things about Mercy Hospital in Sacto. The Kaisers are good. Auburn is a beautiful, small town. So it just depends on what you like. I think Auburn is part of the Sac Sierra Region of Sutter. They are really trying to hire alot of nurses right now. $25/hr is good for that area, plus you'll be getting differentials. I think its good for a new grad, but I did hear that Sutter offers $26/hr usually. Maybe because its in a smaller town that its $25/hr their offering. A veteran nurse by where I live said that all the new grads are hagling with their hourly wage when they get hired to get more. She said they should. I'm not sure, I've heard mixed things about this, whether or not is up to you. Hope this helps.
  5. by   luilui_604
    thanks for the info....Alta Bates in Berkeley was offering $32.50/hr for med/surg...but i want to get into L&D, which Sutterhealth in Auborn is now offering for new grads (unfortunately at a lower wage). I guess i should just keep my options open for now, but L&D is the area i definately want to get into!
  6. by   TweetiePieRN
    Quote from luilui_604
    Hi!!!

    I hope i can get some information on Sacremento! I may have a job opportunity to work in a hospital in Auborn, CA, and I would like to know the cost of living around that area. The hospital is offering $25/hr for a new grad nurse and the wage seems a little low for cali....but i'm not sure...

    can someone tell me how the surrounding area of sacremento is, the cost of living and the general starting wage for new grads? the hospital is an affiliate of Sutterhealth...if anyone works for sutterhealth, can you also tell me how the working conditions are??

    THANKS!!!!!!
    Boy are u luckY! I work for a Sutter Health affiliate and I live in Sac area. I know exactly what hospital you are referring to as well. PM me and I will tell you more. For the record it is spelled "sacrAmento" and "AubUrn". Big downfall...cost of living is quite high in this area. PM me!!
  7. by   sjoe
    Thanks Tweety for the spelling corrections. Arnold may have changed the way we pronounce place names out here, but the spelling hasn't yet changed to reflect that.

    Auburn is a remarkably pleasant and charming "small town" with a great feeling--an excellent place to rear a family. It's like living in the 1950s (plus it has its own In-n-Out Burger!, not to mention a nearby nude beach!). If I were going to return to that general area myself, I'd look for a place in Auburn first. Sacto itself I found to be very boring. It's mostly just your run-of-the-mill suburbs. Moving there from the Bay Area, I was stunned at how overweight people were! It is truly a shock.

    $25/hour is certainly enough money to live reasonably well there, though you won't be buying a large house any time soon unless you have other resources. Housing is much less expensive than it is here down south, and so is the cost of living in general.
  8. by   luilui_604
    coming from a larger city in vancouver, BC (up north where the igloos are built) which is quite similar to SF, i wonder how big of an adjustment living in a small town would be? i've never gone to auburn myself or visited the sacromento area...the last thing i would want is to find myself in a small town with one street that's considered the "downtown" core :P
  9. by   nursemelanie
    Quote from TweetiePieRN
    Boy are u luckY! I work for a Sutter Health affiliate and I live in Sac area. I know exactly what hospital you are referring to as well. PM me and I will tell you more. For the record it is spelled "sacrAmento" and "AubUrn". Big downfall...cost of living is quite high in this area. PM me!!
    Hello, Tweetie , if you don't mind me asking, what do you think of Sutter Health? I have never heard anything bad and was thinking of working there when I am a RN, what do you think of them? You can email me at m2msilva@aol.com if you would like. Thankyou
  10. by   wjf00
    I lived in Grass Valley for a while and now live in Roseville. I bought a 2 bdr house for $192K about a year ago which seems reasonable considering I previously lived in San Diego (like 350K for same house). I have worked for Sierra Nevada, Sutter Sac, and Kaiser. They were all good to work for, but $25/hr sounds a bit low. Not so much that I would reconsider. Kaiser seems to pay the most if wage is most important. But like I say all 3 I worked for were comparable, and the cost of housing in the area still seems affordable. Good luck to you!
  11. by   amber74
    I live in Grass Valley which is right next to Auburn. I moved from Roseville last year. I think you get more property for your dollar,however you will not find "starter" homes up here. My dad has rentals,and they average 1200-1600 a month in rent. I would live in a nearby community like Rocklin or Roseville if you were to work in Auburn. You will spend the same price, but get the shopping! I havent compared salaries between small towns and big. Good luck!
    AMber
    future nurse...if I can get the 3 years of prereqs done!!!
  12. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from luilui_604
    coming from a larger city in vancouver, BC (up north where the igloos are built) which is quite similar to SF, i wonder how big of an adjustment living in a small town would be? i've never gone to auburn myself or visited the sacromento area...the last thing i would want is to find myself in a small town with one street that's considered the "downtown" core :P
    A U B U R N AND S A C R A M E N T O . . . . are hardly small towns with one street that is considered the "downtown" core. Especially Sacramento. It is a conglomeration of suburbs . . Roseville, Fair Oaks, Orangevale, Carmichael, Folsom, etc., . . . . . one runs right into another. Freeway, traffic, and hot hot hot in the summer. My best friend lives in Fair Oaks and loves it. I love to visit but since I truly live in a "small" town it is nice to get back here and away from traffic and lines. You never wait in line at the post office or DMV. There is NO stoplight in my town. The sidewalks roll up at 8 p.m.

    Sjoe is absolutely correct. Auburn is a charming place to live with way more than one street. And bigger than a small town.

    steph
  13. by   luilui_604
    thanks everyone for replying to my original thread...lots of great info i love hearing everyone's opinions and ideas. i was sarcastic about the "one way street" comment :P i just want to emphasize that i've never lived in a small town and i wonder how big of an adjustment it would be moving from a big metropolitan area to a small town..i'm a city girl by heart

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