New Grad leaving NYC RN jobs to pursue CALI job? - page 2

I graduated in Jan 2012. Currently, I work full time in two of the nations top hospital and I get a day off the week. I'm happy about the salary though because I have a lot of school loans... and I... Read More

  1. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Quote from bTRUE
    Your completely dramatizing base salary. New grads with BSN on average start at 78,000 and that's day shift full time at a hospital .
    Keep in mind that the OP lives and works in NYC, which has a staggering cost of living. Therefore, healthcare facilities there must pay staff nurses far above the national average so they'll be able to afford the sky-high rents and housing prices.

    In other words, I do not think the OP is dramatizing or making up his base salary at all.
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  3. Visit  bTRUE profile page
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Keep in mind that the OP lives and works in NYC, which has a staggering cost of living. Therefore, healthcare facilities there must pay staff nurses far above the national average so they'll be able to afford the sky-high rents and housing prices.

    In other words, I do not think the OP is dramatizing or making up his base salary at all.
    I live in NY , interviewed with a top NYC hospital and they discussed base pay with me which was 79,000 days. Also I know manyyy ppl that work for a top cancer hospital in NYC where base salary is 78,000 ... Night differential for both is pretty good but not 90,000 good. Please give me a break. A lot of the hospitals in the city base all their pay off years of experience.
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    Oh and by the way ... The top notch hospitals in NYC also provide affordable housing to their employees . For not so extravagant cost of living
  5. Visit  EMEddie profile page
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    bTRUE what if he is getting paid ~90K Why do you care and mind so much? You relax and give him a break
  6. Visit  RNewbie profile page
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    I live in NY , interviewed with a top NYC hospital and they discussed base pay with me which was 79,000 days. Also I know manyyy ppl that work for a top cancer hospital in NYC where base salary is 78,000 ... Night differential for both is pretty good but not 90,000 good. Please give me a break. A lot of the hospitals in the city base all their pay off years of experience.
    If you were offered 79,000 for days, wouldn't 90,000 on nights sound feasible?
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    bTRUE what if he is getting paid ~90K Why do you care and mind so much? You relax and give him a break
    I don't care what he makes. But he made a statement saying that the average RN new grad makes 90k which is totally over dramatized
  8. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    If you were offered 79,000 for days, wouldn't 90,000 on nights sound feasible?
    Depends on where one works and exactly what one does. I made 50K working nights in NYC 20 years ago, and that wasn't even in nursing but computers which doesn't pay as well. I was right out of school too.

    So 90K for nights nowadays is possible, IMO. But again, 90K doesn't go far in a town where renting a shoebox of an apartment will put you out 2-3K a month, and that's WITHOUT utilities.
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    Depends on where one works and exactly what one does. I made 50K working nights in NYC 20 years ago, and that wasn't even in nursing but computers which doesn't pay as well. I was right out of school too.

    So 90K for nights nowadays is possible, IMO. But again, 90K doesn't go far in a town where renting a shoebox of an apartment will put you out 2-3K a month, and that's WITHOUT utilities.
    Possible but not average salary for new grads . That's just false information and some ppl believe anything they read on the Internet .
  10. Visit  EMEddie profile page
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    Possible but not average salary for new grads . That's just false information and some ppl believe anything they read on the Internet .
    If you dont care as you stated, then what gives? lol, Dont worry about it; if you have no positive input, relax and act as you said, that you dont care about it..
  11. Visit  LVNbayarea profile page
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    I would strongly recommend against moving here actually, kobebryant. I am a CA native and live in the East Bay (Contra Costa county) of the San Francisco bay and let me tell you, jobs are few and far between here. I have met several out-of-staters who have moved here after graduating nursing school (some, like you, even gaining a few years experience in their home states), and they are literally scraping by because they believed California was where the jobs were. Some even moved because "everyone wants to live here". While I will admit, CA is very nice and has its perks (weather, being one major one), if you are coming here as a nurse, you will likely find yourself struggling to find work. I was very lucky in that I found employment with a HH agency right out of school, but that is definitely not the norm.

    If you want to try your luck anyways, I would recommend steering away from the big metropolitan areas such as San Francisco/LA/SD as these places are EXTREMELY competitive. The Central Valley (Fresno, Sacramento, etc.) would probably provide better luck, though they are not exactly the nicest places to live. Also, another important mention: I have met and spoken to nurse recruiters/HR people from hospitals in my daily travels and they all tell me that GENERALLY (though not always), if an applicant is from out-of-state or has out-of-state experience, they will bypass that application.

    Best of luck to you either way, though.
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  12. Visit  LVNbayarea profile page
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    Oh, this is an aside, but I forgot to mention: People around here (at least in the Bay Area) generally don't like when you refer to our state as "Cali". It is a dead give-away you are from a different state.
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    Oh, this is an aside, but I forgot to mention: People around here (at least in the Bay Area) generally don't like when you refer to our state as "Cali". It is a dead give-away you are from a different state.
    My mom is a middle-aged lifelong resident of California, born and raised there, and she refers to the state as 'Cali' rather frequently. However, she's a southern California native, and that might be the determining factor.
  14. Visit  futurenurse310 profile page
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    Born and raised in socal. I never knew that people who use the word "Cali" meant that they are from out of state? Lol. And if so , no one really minds or cares.


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