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Starting Pay for New Grads RN's in Southern CA

  1. 0 HI All,

    I was curious to know if anyone could tell me what the starting pay is for new grad nurses in souther ca. More specifically Kaiser or any other hospitals in the South Bay?

    Thank you

    Crystal
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  3. Visit  st4rl4dy profile page
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    Most new grads around here will take just about any pay just to get that year experience ( i know i will even be volunteer nurse). It seems to range from 25-30/hr for new grads. About 17-22 for flu clinics.
  4. Visit  ICUSkeenRN profile page
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    Orange County 25-29
  5. Visit  Crystal74 profile page
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    Thanks guys, I am a pre-nursing student in Phoenix but really want to return home once I'm done. I was just curious what the differnces were in pay from Arizona and California and from what you both have told me, there is no differece in pay and it's a lot more to live in So Cal.
  6. Visit  james1twentyseven profile page
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    Hi, I recently graduated and from where I've been hired and where some of my friends have been hired this is what I've found the salary to be for a new grad:

    Saddleback Memorial-$31.90 ($5/hr differential for night shift) TOTAL: $36.90/hr

    Mission Hospital-$28/first 8 hrs, then time and a half for last 4 hrs ($3.5/night differential) TOTAL: $35.50/hr

    CHOC-Im not positive but I know that the night differential is about $7/hr, specialities pay more : NICU is about $40/hr

    Hoag (ER-$40/hr) + you get a pay raise if you have a BSN

    I would say most of the hospitals in the OC salary should be between $30-40/hr

    Hope that helps!
  7. Visit  Crystal74 profile page
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    Hi james1twentyseven, thanks for the info. Here in Phoenix the waitlist for school has gotten so long, Im thinking of returning home now for school. It's looking like I wont have to worry about pay anywhere for quite a long time
  8. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Quote from james1twentyseven
    Hi, I recently graduated and from where I've been hired and where some of my friends have been hired this is what I've found the salary to be for a new grad:

    Saddleback Memorial-$31.90 ($5/hr differential for night shift) TOTAL: $36.90/hr

    Mission Hospital-$28/first 8 hrs, then time and a half for last 4 hrs ($3.5/night differential) TOTAL: $35.50/hr

    CHOC-Im not positive but I know that the night differential is about $7/hr, specialities pay more : NICU is about $40/hr

    Hoag (ER-$40/hr) + you get a pay raise if you have a BSN

    I would say most of the hospitals in the OC salary should be between $30-40/hr

    Hope that helps!
    The Hoag quote is slightly incorrect. Nurse with year n half experience and night shift: 38/hr. 5% bonus if you have a BSN
  9. Visit  NurseCubanitaRN2b profile page
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    As a LVN I make about that in the Bay Area. My pay isn't that far from the starting pay for a RN. That's pretty sad since San Diego up the coast to the LA area are very expensive to live in.
  10. Visit  JennyRNy profile page
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    Los Robles $35 for NG day shift. I think this is very consistent with other hospitals in SC.
  11. Visit  jojonavy profile page
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    Yeah the Bay Area pays much much more for new grads at hospitals. I'm working at a sub acute SNF and get 32 +2 for night differential. At the local hospital the starting pay is $56.

    Got a job at an LA hospital new grad program. Pay is 34 +4 night differential.
  12. Visit  jojonavy profile page
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    As for moving back, there are tons of RN programs in the area. ADN programs generally require at least 3.0 and are either competitive base (higher grades get in) or wait listed. The BSN programs are all competitive based and would need a 3.5 gpa on average. There are other factors to. My wife barely got into a BSN program with a 3.0, after retaking the TEAS test to get a higher overall score...

    I'd go for your BSN if any way possible. Seems that BSN's are getting the jobs faster than ADN's, because the hospitals are getting pickier. If your a pre-nursing student, I'm pretty confident that the economy will turn around by the time you finish and get your license. 2013-2014?
  13. Visit  teresas20000 profile page
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    Quote from jojonavy
    As for moving back, there are tons of RN programs in the area. ADN programs generally require at least 3.0 and are either competitive base (higher grades get in) or wait listed. The BSN programs are all competitive based and would need a 3.5 gpa on average. There are other factors to. My wife barely got into a BSN program with a 3.0, after retaking the TEAS test to get a higher overall score...

    I'd go for your BSN if any way possible. Seems that BSN's are getting the jobs faster than ADN's, because the hospitals are getting pickier. If your a pre-nursing student, I'm pretty confident that the economy will turn around by the time you finish and get your license. 2013-2014?

    I am wondering what about if you get a MSN? Would you get more chance to be hired as well? I got a bachelor degree in Finance, now I am considering to change my career. And I am planning to get into the accelerated BSN program if they would accept me, otherwise, I would have to think of the Entry level - MSN program as well. Depend on which one would accept me as all the nursing programs are so competitive. However, I would have to take all the pre-requite courses first.
  14. Visit  NickiLaughs profile page
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    Quote from NurseCubanitaRN2b
    As a LVN I make about that in the Bay Area. My pay isn't that far from the starting pay for a RN. That's pretty sad since San Diego up the coast to the LA area are very expensive to live in.
    We know.... Kaiser nurses in Orange County were going to start fighting for higher wages...hoping to make closer to what we should be making as the bay area nurses. But then the economy hit....
    I'm hoping to go back north eventually to where I'm from and family is, but I know how difficult it is to obtain a job there also.

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