Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 42

hello all. just readin different threads and wonderin what does the starting salary look like for a grad nurse? i live the in Atlanta area so any ball park figure will do. thanks!... Read More

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    Quote from MedicEllis
    oh I forgot, I work in upstate NY (Binghamton NY) and starting wage for a nurse is 23 (plus night/weekend diff). I was lucky enough to have the hospital pay for school. I was accepted into a nurse incentive program, for a 2 year commitment while I was going to school. They pay 1900/semester for ADN and 2500 for BSN students + 500 per semester for books. No joke. They paid around 9k for my excelsior college paramedic to RN bridge without a glich, unreal really.......since I paid 6k just for my paramedic degree and still have student loans for it!! Also since I teach at the hospital (I coordinate all the AHA courses for the hospital) I was able to get to know the CCU nurse manager where I work and hopfuly have a job there soon!

    Great deal there.

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    Where In Socal R U Located!?
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    As of Nov/08 salary for new grads is $35.31 in Suffolk/Nassau county. Visiting nurses make $40.00
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    Quote from UVA Grad Nursing
    As one who advises new grads, I'd encourage you to look beyond just the hourly salary. Some things to consider:

    * Does the institution provide relief to your student loans? I have seen instititions provide up to $15K/year.
    * What are tuition benefits to pursue a next degree? Are these taxed or untaxed? Again, I have seen up to $15,000/year in tuition reimbursement for all fulltime RNs.
    * How long is the orientation/residency program, and what sort of support can you get while you learn your job?
    * Is parking provided? Close in?
    * How long until you are vested in a retirement program? Are the retirement funds portable (to your next job or to a private IRA)?
    * Is childcare provided?
    * Is there money for you to obtain advanced certifications (CCRN, etc)?
    * Is there money for you to attend regional or national nursing conventions?
    * What is the mean tenure in the unit that you are thinking of? If people only stay a year or two, that suggests that there might be problems. How long has the present manager been there?

    Nursing is more than just a job. You're entering an exciting profession --- think of the ways and support that you can grow as a new professional.
    very informative post
    i'll try to keep this in mind when i finish
    LATOYA MCJUNKIN, yai J, RN, brem86, and 2 others like this.
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    new grads in dallas, tx are starting at $24.75, at children's medical center dallas plus night/weekend shift diffs!
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    Quote from spee8936
    new grads in dallas, tx are starting at $24.75, at children's medical center dallas plus night/weekend shift diffs!
    This is about what it is at Texas children's Hospital in Houston.
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    Anyone know about mass?
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    I live in southern California, LA area. I was offered from $23 to $32 for day shift. Nightshifts pays an additional $2.50 to $7.50 per hour. However, don't look only at the pay, but look at the whole picture and ask questions regarding their New Grad program/training. I made the mistake of going for the $32.82 hr job and didn't ask any questions. The new grad program with a preceptor on telemetry was only 3 wks long, and many new grads didn't make it, including myself. When I look back, I should have taken the $23 hr that included a 18 week new grad program.
    Last edit by nurstang on Feb 14, '09 : Reason: typo
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    Last edit by .....RN on Oct 25, '10
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    Nor Cal-
    My buddy, who is also a guy, just graduated this last December (08) and was offered a job in Sacramento area (citrus heights) and they were going to start him out at $42/hr plus 5 diff for working nights (which is kinda mandatory for new grads in Cali). So total he would have been making 47 an hour which is around 88k per year. Not bad when a 1 bed rm apt runs between 600-1000. (Also, i'm originally from Nor Cal, but im going to school in reno (UNR) and rent is not much of a difference here. Maybe 50-100 cheaper a month, MAYBE.

    Anyways, he couldnt accept the job, wife got accepted in long beach state for nursing, so he got a job in glendale, 32/hr plus 4 diff for nights.
    Rent is $1000 for a 1bed rm apt 3 blocks from the beach.
    Also, get gets loan reimbursement up to 15k if he stays the full two years. If not they pay you as you go, i think every 4 months you complete you get 2.5k or something.

    Anyways, Reno, NV starts new grads at $27, and you get a 3-5 bump after 3 months. Not sure what the weekend and night diff is, probably around 2-5 is my guess.

    I feel sorry for some of you peeps out in bama or arkansa i've heard of some ghastly low numbers, in the teens. (17-19). I dont care how low cost of living is there, it better be 50 dollars/month for a mansion to come out equal in the end
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