Salary Pay for Fresenius Medical or Davita? - page 3

by naz220

Hi..I have an interview with Fresenius Medical (FMC) in New Jersey. I am a new nurse (new grad). Does anyone know what the starting salary or hourly pay is for a new grad starting out at FMC?... Read More


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    Quote from puddingpie
    RN for 3 years, no dialysis experience and offered 28.50 FMC.
    In NJ. So far the orientation is great, everyone very friendly and helpful.


    Hey Pudding pie are you still working at Fresenius how is it. What facility are you in you don't have to give the exact town . IS IT North Jersey or South Jersey. Do you know what the starting salary is for A NEW GRAD WITH NO EXPERIENCE?
    Last edit by RN20102010 on Mar 24, '11
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    Wow. In Arkansas I worked dialysis and only made $13.44 an hour. I LOVED it but couldn't pay the bills.
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    For a new grad its a tough market and the know it. It totaly depends on state, in Hawaii for instance its the best nursing pay in the state, in colorado it less that hospital nurses.
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    In Ohio I believe it is around $23 for new grad
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    I worked in Fresenius for 4 years from 2003 to 2007 and now I am currently working at DaVita for more than a year now. My salary at DaVita is way higher compared to FMC. One of the things that I donít like about FMC is their health benefits which is Blue Cross. In my own experience, Blue Cross sucks! Ever since I was hired by DaVita, I enjoyed their health benefits because I can choose from 3 different health insurances: Aeta, Cigna, and Group Health. With FMC, you are stuck with only 1 health insurance which is Blue Cross. But DaVita, on the other hand, has 3 options you can choose from. One thing that FMC stands out is their tuition reimbursement program if you want to go back to school. FMC has $5,000 tuition reimbursement benefit whereas DaVita can only pay up to $3,000 annually. I am in the Master of Nursing program and I have to postpone some of my classes due to DaVitaís $3,000 annual tuition reimbursement which is quite low with my high tuition fees nowadays. FMC pays the hours that I went to seminar or conference related to nephrology nursing but DaVita does not.
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    can someone point me in the right direction for learning dialysis? I have always had an interest in renal but just never was in the right place at the right time...but I am now. thank you!
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    I know of a magnet hospital in the chicago area that is looking for dialysis RNs with experience and the pay is fair (market index) and benefits good.
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    $27.00/hr (nurse w/no dialysis experience) plus benefits in Georgia
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    Wow $27.00 per hour without experience is great pay. I'm at $22.84 with no pay increase in site. I was promised an increase after 1 year of service, then my company was taken over. The large company I work for now has no intentions of giving anyone an increase, this company states it all depends on the labs, catheter to fistula ratio even though some frail patients can't have fistula or grafts places, and complience of your patients. So it looks like I will be stuck with beginning nurse salary untill I decide to go somewhere else, or just be happy with the salary that I have now.
    Thanks for listening.
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    Stick it out for a year and then apply somewhere else. Minimum exp req'd for most places (that require exp) is 1 year. Leaving after 4-5-6-7 months looks bad. One year is acceptable.
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