What is the average salary for a RN graduate in N. California the bay area??? - page 2

Graduating soon what is the average salary of an RN graduate in the San Francisco bay area???... Read More

  1. by   Samantha Jane
    What school did you go to in No Cal?
  2. by   funnybone
    Quote from Mom0508
    I have spoken to a couple recent graduates in my area who all say they cannot find a job. I am about one hour east of San Francisco. I know the job market is bad, however, are new nurses looking at just hospitals and the more desired RN jobs? I know for a fact that there are 4 nursing homes within 20 minutes of my home that are hiring RN's with no experience. It's not as good of pay as hospitals, but it will get you the first year of experience you need. I mainly say this because the last new grad I spoke to said that she only wants to work part time, and that there are only full time openings out there. She also said a lot of hospitals have hiring freezes. And also, that she doesn't want to work nights. It just seemed like a lot of conditions to put on a first time job. Do you think that is what is happening with a lot of new grads, or are jobs hard to come by in this area no matter what?
    Thats not completely true. There are hospitals that wont consider one year of experience in a nursing home. So depending on the hospital you want to end up working in, you may have to keep trying to get a new grad position wherever you can find one.
  3. by   shodobe
    Quote from shadowz
    Thats not completely true. There are hospitals that wont consider one year of experience in a nursing home. So depending on the hospital you want to end up working in, you may have to keep trying to get a new grad position wherever you can find one.
    Nursing home experience is not usually considered as Acute hospital experience. I have heard of people not being considered for a position even with a few years in a nursing home, not the same.
  4. by   Mom0508
    Quote from shodobe
    Nursing home experience is not usually considered as Acute hospital experience. I have heard of people not being considered for a position even with a few years in a nursing home, not the same.

    That's good to know! Thank you! Good luck to all of you looking for jobs!!! I know the market is tough and hope you can all find something soon!!!
  5. by   Mom0508
    DENIMAR86: Email me at Jeanie_Bergamo@hotmail.com and I will let you know.
  6. by   igorotsp
    I went to school in the bay area. But due to schools having a waiting list I continued my education in the Philippines. Just graduated and going back this June. I miss the bay area. :wink2:
  7. by   beatabyrum
    Quote from noahsmama
    I work at Children's Hospital Oakland, and my base pay is $44/hr, with a shift differential of about another $5/hr (I work PMs), plus another $2/hr for weekends, so I make $49/hr on weekdays and $51/hr on weekends. This is my first job as a nurse -- I graduated in May 2008, and was hired in November 2008. Other posters are right -- the new grad job market is brutal here. Many of my fellow grads took as long to get hired as I did, though I think everyone in our class did have a job by January or so. Several people moved out of the area to find jobs, including one who moved to New York. Once you get that first job, there seems to be plenty of demand for experienced nurses, but getting that first job is tough.

    Good luck!
    What kind of experiance are you talking about? I have 1 year in Med/Surg and Telemetry, ACLS and just got let go, because one doctor did not like the way I talked to him. Now I am finding out that everyone wants 3-5 years of experiance in areas such ICU, surgery or some type of home care management. I live in Michigan and I am starting to look to relocate. All the surveys report California to be the golden state for RN. Is this true?
  8. by   jean36
    a former classmate of mine is trying to convince me to relocating to california from texas. he has 4 years of experience, works night, and says he makes up to $75/hr as an rn in the bay area, ca? is this true, because i am seriously in doubt. i am barely making $29/hr here in fort worth, tx
  9. by   Mike A. Fungin RN
    Quote from jean36
    a former classmate of mine is trying to convince me to relocating to california from texas. he has 4 years of experience, works night, and says he makes up to $75/hr as an rn in the bay area, ca? is this true, because i am seriously in doubt. i am barely making $29/hr here in fort worth, tx
    that's possible.
  10. by   jean36
    it's time for me to move to Califonia
  11. by   Manang Biday
    Yeah, but the cost of living (and not just the salary) is high here too.
  12. by   lovethepeople
    Not to mention the competition here for jobs- experienced or not- is very tough
  13. by   NickiLaughs
    Definitely rethink it, it is very difficult to get a job in Northern California. Apartments are terribly expensive, Houses start at 600K. The more money you make also the more money you are taxed, so it's not necessarily going to be as much money as one hopes.

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