Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 47

by ashfost 471,382 Views | 558 Comments

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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    anyone know what a RN would start out making in alabama?
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    Quote from Mike SIE
    Southern California Telemetry BSN grad $33/hr Per Diem in a 3 mos preceptorship program

    I am looking at some of the other posts below. Unbelievable how low pay range goes in other states!
    Yeah but their cost of living is way WAY way lower than yours. 33hr in Cali is like min wage in other states lol.

    You make $4 more an hour than me but in Arizona I can buy nearly 2 houses for the cost of 1 house in California. Considering rent, gas, food, taxes are all higher in California I do not think a straight salary comparison can be made without taking the cost of living into account.
    Last edit by Bug Out on Aug 29, '09
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    I own my house, have complete solar system and pay no electric bills, hardly drive mostly bike and work out of my house.

    I am talking about a huge difference in pay like the Nurse who said they make $19 per hour.

    If you live in some little hick town and work in a non union hospital then I would expect low pay.

    Cali is a great place offers lottsa party stuff and great beaches and hot broads. Allot of Hospitals pay double time if you are called in for OT. Almost all hospitals are Unionized!
    Last edit by dianah on Sep 6, '09 : Reason: TOS
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    Southern California OR $37-38/hr with benefits (vacation/sick PTO, health/life insurance, retirement, tuition loan payment, etc)

    I'm also a May graduate, got this job because I got to know the nurse manager while I was doing my internship in the same hospital. Currently, SoCal is supposedly easier to find jobs then NorCal but I believe it's just difficult to get a job in California right now. I have friends in Southern, Northern, and Central CA all having difficulty getting hired. PLUS, they're worried because soon there will be Dec graduates to compete with.
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    [quote=divanhixrn;3915615]Southern California OR $37-38/hr with benefits (vacation/sick PTO, health/life insurance, retirement, tuition loan payment, etc)

    Wow, I only make a little more than $13/hr with no benefits! Well actually its a couple more dollars an hour with your bonus if you stay for a certain amount of time and they have free food, but still...There are LPN jobs around here that pay in the upper teens if you have experience or know somebody important to get in, but they are few and far in-between. Plus cost-of-living is a lot less than most cities, but even in this rural area everything is starting to go up. I think LPN wages are decent if you are a couple, don't have a lot of student loans and bills or have a roommate, but trying to do it as a single and only having one job is a real struggle.
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    Quote from Medsport
    There are LPN jobs around here that pay in the upper teens if you have experience or know somebody important to get in, but they are few and far in-between.

    Medsport, my $37-38/hr is for a RN not an LPN/LVN. I'm not sure what LVNs in CA are being paid. I worked a bit as a CNA about 3 or 4 years ago and got about $10 with no experience. I'm sure it's gone up so I think LVNs probably make like you said upper teens or at 20 with raises.
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    Does anyone know if the hospitals look care about if you have a associates degree RN or BSN?
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    Quote from TaoGirl
    Does anyone know if the hospitals look care about if you have a associates degree RN or BSN?
    The hospital I work at hires both, but BSN nurses make $2 more an hour. I am a New Grad RN and only have an associates degree. In fact, most of the New Grads that got hired with me only have their 2 year degree and we are all waiting a year to do the RN to BSN program offered thru the hospital. They reinburse you the money for the classes depending on your grade (exp. for an "A" you get 90% of the tuition back, for a "B" you get 80% back). In our hospital you have to work there for a year before you qualify for this program. One of the nurse managers told me their goal is to have all their nurses working on having their BSN so they can qualify for Magnet status.
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    Quote from EmilyLucille523
    The hospital I work at hires both, but BSN nurses make $2 more an hour. I am a New Grad RN and only have an associates degree. In fact, most of the New Grads that got hired with me only have their 2 year degree and we are all waiting a year to do the RN to BSN program offered thru the hospital. They reinburse you the money for the classes depending on your grade (exp. for an "A" you get 90% of the tuition back, for a "B" you get 80% back). In our hospital you have to work there for a year before you qualify for this program. One of the nurse managers told me their goal is to have all their nurses working on having their BSN so they can qualify for Magnet status.
    Where are you located and what hospital are you working at?
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    Quote from Ballerinanurse
    Where are you located and what hospital are you working at?

    I don't like to post personal info, check your e-mail. I sent you more info there, hope it helps!


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