New Grad leaving NYC RN jobs to pursue CALI job? - page 3

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 don't feel burnt out like... Read More

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    Quote from Meriwhen

    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 .

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    Quote from bTRUE
    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..
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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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    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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    Quote from LVNbayarea
    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.
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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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    I've lived in the SF Bay Area my whole life and we use the term "Cali" here. No big deal lol.
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    As far as I know, NYC has an extremely tough new grad RN job market.

    May I ask if you graduate from some top school like Columbia or NYU? I don't mean to be any of offense, I'm thinking going for my ADN-BSN, just trying to pick up a school and wondering if the school name will worth the big bucks tuition.

    Quote from kobebryant
    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 don't feel burnt out like people would assume. What is the average salary for New Grad in Cali?

    But I eventually want to move to cali from NYC within the year or so... because I have 2 jobs in ER and ICU would I still be considered a new grad after a year?

    Also I know it might be irrelevant but I noticed in my nursing cohort guys tended to land jobs much quicker then females did... Would it be easier for a guy to land a job in Cali as a new grad?
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    Haha I frequently WRITE Cali but I never say it . I say I'm from NorCal generally
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    Quote from LVNbayarea
    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.
    Lol... I am from California... just living in new york for awhile it's just easier for ppl here to understand cali compared to socal. hence the name...

    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 .
    I don't think I ever said this was the average salary... I said MY average of both jobs at my hospital would be around 90,000 but if you misunderstood then I can tell you some hospitals pay less and some pays more...

    Quote from bTRUE
    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.
    I'm sorry you didn't get the job... if you did you would find out the night differential and OT pay... but yes, hospitals do pay experience nurses more.



    Quote from bTRUE
    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
    Yeah... you probably missed read it somewhere... But I hope you find a job!


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