How much do you earn as a newly graduated RN?

  1. I'm graduating as a RN from a community college in 2013. I was wondering how much RNs earn if you recently graduated in the NJ/NY area. Let's say you work 40+ hours.
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  3. by   tyvin
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  6. by   bds165
    5,000 bucks an hour, free cocktails on your 1 hour lunch break, soft yet inspirational music when you walk into a patient's room, and doctors who give monthly speeches touting your exemplary achievements.

    And you thought memorizing the muscles of the forearm wasn't worth it....
  7. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from newstart85
    i'm graduating as a rn from a community college in 2013. i was wondering how much rns earn if you recently graduated in the nj/ny area. let's say you work 40+ hours.
    i am in central new jersey and works still as an lpn in ltc facility. i will make 28-30 per hour as a new grad rn when i receive my actual paper rn license and show it to my job. the hospitals around me pay about the same.

    and we have 8 hour shift x 5 days so 40+ hours per week.

    hopefully, by the time you graduate, the job market for new grad nurses (lpn & rn) will turn around because it is very difficult to find a new grad nursing job here in nj.

    angel, rn
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 9, '10
  8. by   mtstringer
    Quote from bds165
    5,000 bucks an hour, free cocktails on your 1 hour lunch break, soft yet inspirational music when you walk into a patient's room, and doctors who give monthly speeches touting your exemplary achievements.

    And you thought memorizing the muscles of the forearm wasn't worth it....
    Wow where are you working? Can I apply as a janitor?
  9. by   NJMEDguy48
    Quote from agldragonrn
    i am in central new jersey and works still as an lpn in ltc facility. i will make 28-30 per hour as a new grad rn when i receive my actual paper rn license and show it to my job. the hospitals around me pay about the same.

    and we have 8 hour shift x 5 days so 40+ hours per week.

    hopefully, by the time you graduate, the job market for new grad nurses (lpn & rn) will turn around because it is very difficult to find a new grad nursing job here in nj.

    angel, rn
    i am torn here. i was set on going for my lpn through a local county vo tech lpn program 11 month. then hit local community colllege for as degree rn program then to bsn i have no interest in hospital setting really interested in ltc . are there opportunities as lpn ? or is the cna what they want... i want to work nights (love night work) but i am really concerned there might not be any jobs in central nj even though senior centers are everywhere around here. oh btw it sounds like you are staying at ltc facility u are at ... is that true ? and lastly do u plan on going for bsn as my x did the community college (ocean) but quickly went to kean for bsn as strongly suggested by her employer.
  10. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from njmedguy48
    i am torn here. i was set on going for my lpn through a local county vo tech lpn program 11 month. then hit local community colllege for as degree rn program then to bsn i have no interest in hospital setting really interested in ltc . are there opportunities as lpn ? or is the cna what they want... i want to work nights (love night work) but i am really concerned there might not be any jobs in central nj even though senior centers are everywhere around here. oh btw it sounds like you are staying at ltc facility u are at ... is that true ? and lastly do u plan on going for bsn as my x did the community college (ocean) but quickly went to kean for bsn as strongly suggested by her employer.
    yes i am staying at my current facility for now until i get that golden one year rn experience. my job is moving me from ltc unit to subacute unit where all the rns are. and yes i am doing my bsn right away while i am still in a student mode.

    it's really hard to find nursing jobs here in central jersey. hospitals are not hiring new grads. they all want experience. but i still recommend you do the lpn program. it's a great way to start your career in nursing. after you do the first semester of lpn, you are eligible to challenge the cna exam. i suggest you do this and apply as a cna to get your foot in the door. although it is hard to work and go to school at the same time but you make it work! i was working full-time for both my lpn & rn program. good luck!

    angel

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