New Nurse Salary - page 6

I will be graduating in May...What are the current income ranges for new nurses? I hope to work in either the Surgery Department or the Emergency Department. I live in Cincinnati and I will graduate... Read More

  1. by   CarolineRn
    I've just got a question for everyone who has been making the big $$$ pulling overtime. With the passing of President Bush's plan to take away overtime pay, how long do you think it will be before hospitals jump on that bandwagon--or will they at all? It's my guess that unless hospitals continue to pay overtime and doubletime, they will find themselves even deeper in the nursing shortage quagmire.
  2. by   Anniekins
    Quote from CarolineRn
    I've just got a question for everyone who has been making the big $$$ pulling overtime. With the passing of President Bush's plan to take away overtime pay, how long do you think it will be before hospitals jump on that bandwagon--or will they at all? It's my guess that unless hospitals continue to pay overtime and doubletime, they will find themselves even deeper in the nursing shortage quagmire.
    Interesting twist............I graduate May 8th, and begin my RN job July 12...........for a major hospital in Cleveland, where nurses are on SALARY!! You get off at 330...and end up finishing report..charting..etc at 4..its your loss.
  3. by   TMnurse
    Regarding BUSH and overtime pay... here's some information. When my union in Chicago heard of this proposition there was petitions and STAT lobbying. However, the union (as well as AORN) have taken a closer look at how the rules will apply to nurses. The funny thing and I don't know the exact details but hospital can already refuse to pay overtime to nurses. the bill was hyped up in the media but the truth is there really isn't anything to worry about. If you want to know more I THINK the AORN website will have a statement on it. They did have a article on it in there monthly news letter which basically found this whole thing is really to bring something controversial in a election year. Let me know if anyone has something different
  4. by   OC_An Khe
    TMnurse is essentiallycorrect about RN's and OT. The change doesn't effect RNs but does effect LPN's techs, etc. Is there a little election year hype? Well maybe but the proposal to change OTand the fight to stop Bush's proposal have been going on for well over a year. And I heard of the proposal soon after Bush came into office.
    Still the labor market will determine if RNs will continue to receive OT. Stay in an hourly paid position and OT willcontinue. Change to salary and it will be gone. As was always the case.
  5. by   Goodie
    Anyone know what the starting wadge for a BScN in NZ is? How is the cost of living down there?
    I'm from Canada and our starting wadge is $27.00 if you are being paid for your degree (so if you are in a prt time or full time position).
  6. by   turbohound
    Quote from Goodie
    Anyone know what the starting wadge for a BScN in NZ is? How is the cost of living down there?
    I'm from Canada and our starting wadge is $27.00 if you are being paid for your degree (so if you are in a prt time or full time position).
    Anyone know what starting wages are for the San Francisco Bay Area? I'm looking at entering nursing and wanted to get a read on what the local pay is before I make my decision (and try to break it to my wife).
  7. by   kitnkids
    I just have to say the mojority of y'all are really lucky. I'm just outside of Denver - working in a hospital in the metro area. My new grad pay with experience is $19.50. No chance for raise for one year, $1K sign on at time of hire, second 1K after finish 9 week new grad program and pass boards. It's comparable for the entire area. Oh yeah , our hospital has a good shift differential compared to most at $2.5 for eve / weekend and $4 for nights.

    I'm single with three kids, cost of living here is horrible (single family home rents for $1250 bare min, and daycare for two kids ft is $1250 minimum also.)

    Makes me want to move BIG TIME
  8. by   kelbel
    In St Louis, GN pay is $15 and change ( more with experience as a Tech), $1-$1.50 night and weekend differentials. If you work at one of the union hospitals they just bumped pay to $16 but then you've got union dues. The odd thing is that the nurses are in the same union as the baggers at the grocery stores. How can you possibly receive accurate representation?? They do offer sign-on bonuses ($2,500-$5,000 usually) paid over a couple of years. I am graduating in May and can't leave town fast enough!! Cost of living is not all that cheap so I don't know how they justify it. :angryfire
  9. by   braun5925
    anybody have any idea how much pay is for a recent grad in Chicago-land who holds an MSN??
  10. by   CarolineRn
    Quote from Anniekins
    Interesting twist............I graduate May 8th, and begin my RN job July 12...........for a major hospital in Cleveland, where nurses are on SALARY!! You get off at 330...and end up finishing report..charting..etc at 4..its your loss.

    LOL! Annie, it's all in the way we perceive it, isn't it? See, for me I don't want to work the standard 8 hr shift with only 2 days off. I love 12's, and the option of having 4 days off. I love the flexibility of nursing. If I want a week's vacation during a standard 2 week pay period, I just schedule myself to work six 12's in a row. To me, that is a HUGE benefit of nursing. I wouldnt accept a salaried position.
  11. by   leraern
    I Just Got Hired As A Grad Nurse At A Private Hospital Here In Miami And My Stating Pay Will Be $19.30 An Hour. Differential Range From $3.50-$8.00($8.00 Being For Weekend Nights). I Have An Eight Week Preceptorship And After I Pass My Boards(i Take Them On May 22), Then I Get A $5000 Sign On Bonus. Not Bad For The First Year Of Nursing. I'm Pleased!!!!
  12. by   fil534
    I'll be working in Montana maybe by end of this year.My starting salary is $18.00/hr.Is it a good start? Can I bring along with me my family?Pls. give me information regarding the cost of living in Montana!
  13. by   Chrislynn2003
    Last September I started in the OR as a new grad. I started out at 22.23/hr, 6 months later got a 3 % raise and at 1 year will get a raise based on my performance review. I'm making about 47,000 for day shift; have not starting weekends or call yet and I'm living in Delaware

    Christine

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