Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 19

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

  1. by   annerbo
    St. Luke's in Magic Valley offer new grad's $20.21. Pt load is about 5:1 on med/surg. Cost of living isn't bad.
    Last edit by annerbo on Jun 15, '07
  2. by   annerbo
    I'm thinking about getting my BSN. Is there really any pay advantage between RN and BSN?
    Last edit by annerbo on Jun 15, '07
  3. by   kaitsmama
    Quote from annerbo
    I'm thinking about getting my BSN. Is there really any pay advantage between RN and BSN?
    It is very highly dependent upon what area you are from and the norm for the hospitals in that area. I know the norm for my area is that BSN trained nurses do not automatically get a salary increase, but it does count as points toward the clinical ladder (CN II at my hospital makes 0.96 more an hour - it adds up fast).

    However, attaining your BSN is valuable for many reasons other than monetary! Not the least of which is the advancement of our profession as more and more RN's become baccalaureate trained!

    Good luck, I hope you choose the option which is right for you!
  4. by   ylbourda
    northwest michigan a little over $20 plus shift differentials. :spin:
  5. by   threehairs21
    In the St. Petersburg, Florida area, most RN's are starting at $20 an hour at a hospital and $14 an hour for LPN's. A nice, two bedroom apartment or condo will rent for around $800-$1000 a month.

    If you are planning on buying, you can sometimes get a fixer upper for in the $200's. One thing you have to consider here is that because of our hurricane's the cost of the insurance is more often more than the payment itself.
  6. by   yogalates
    here in peoria,il starting salary is $19-20 plus $1 for evening $2 for night shift. does anyone know what the starting salary in northwestern memorial hosp in chicago? i have a 4 yrs and 4 months of experience and they're only offering $25.40
  7. by   halo425
    Maybe you should think of traveling nurse jobs. I hope everything changes for you.
  8. by   LPN2RNdude
    i live 45 minutes southwest of atlanta, and here RN pay ranges from 17.50 an hour to salaried positions ranging in the 60-70,000's. but the higher end i just named is in home health. needless to say im seeking other employment, as home health has burnt me out totally. they can keep the money, money isnt everything,,,, i shoulda thought of that b4 i jumped on that job.
  9. by   halo425
    Quote from LPN2RNdude
    i live 45 minutes southwest of atlanta, and here RN pay ranges from 17.50 an hour to salaried positions ranging in the 60-70,000's. but the higher end i just named is in home health. needless to say im seeking other employment, as home health has burnt me out totally. they can keep the money, money isnt everything,,,, i shoulda thought of that b4 i jumped on that job.
    Thanks for that insight because I was thinking of home health here in FL.
  10. by   tinesia
    I'm in illinois and some of my friends start at 26 for day shift plus 3.00 for night shift
  11. by   mah0609
    Hi

    i'm weighing my options on doing the RN-->BSN program basically what the major difference ($) are other than the different titles involved such as operating nurse , peds and case management, I'm 39 and will be a nursing student hopefully in the next 6-8 months

    Thanks in advance for any replies
  12. by   mah0609
    Hi

    i'm weighing my options on doing the RN-->BSN program basically what the major difference ($) are other than the different titles involved such as operating nurse , peds and case management, I'm 39 and sill be a nursing student hopefully in the next 6-8 months

    Thanks in advance for any replies
  13. by   tinesia
    Quote from mah0609
    Hi

    i'm weighing my options on doing the RN-->BSN program basically what the major difference ($) are other than the different titles involved such as operating nurse , peds and case management, I'm 39 and sill be a nursing student hopefully in the next 6-8 months

    Thanks in advance for any replies

    You know, I wonder the same thing because I just graduated with a ADN and I have a friend who finished up with a BSN and we are both starting in a new grad program making the same amount. So........... I don't know I've always wondered is there a pay difference with the two, most people i've talked to say there really isn't. But at my college we completed a total of 4 years, 2 years of prereqs and two years of nursing classes, total of 9 nursing classes, Im also starting the RN-BSN program only because I don't want to do floor nursing my entire life.

    T--:trout:

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