Salary to expect as a new grad nurse - page 37

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   Ballerinanurse
    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?
  2. by   EmilyLucille523
    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!
  3. by   MrsRNn2009
    As a new grad in Cali, in the CVICU... I am making $36/hr on nights with an increase in 4 months. pretty fortunate!!
  4. by   ok2bme
    $23.50 for psych day shift in Houston..will get a dollar raise once residency is over.
  5. by   wlb06
    WNC - $19-22
  6. by   chelle17
    On days you will probably make $21- $22 per hour. Of course, if you work nights it will probably be a $3 differential added to the pay.
  7. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    It will vary greatly as to the locale. In my state, I have seen new grad rates vary from vary from $14.25 - $25.50 depend on the city, site, acuity, and what degree you have.

    Cost of living also varies greatly from place to place.
  8. by   NickiLaughs
    Quote from divanhixrn
    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.
    haha, not anymore. I can buy a brand new home in my area for under 150k, and i make 37 on nights. Of course...if the economy keeps up the whole state will be unemployed and we'll all have to move.
  9. by   AngelNurse2b
    I'm in socal and with the nightshift diff, it's $34/hr for me ($31/hr without). But my other fellow colleague new grads are making about $39/hr at the other hospitals in the area.
  10. by   NickiLaughs
    Quote from AngelNurse2b
    I'm in socal and with the nightshift diff, it's $34/hr for me ($31/hr without). But my other fellow colleague new grads are making about $39/hr at the other hospitals in the area.
    Angel, what part are you in? I'm in Inland Empire, just curious.
  11. by   LAM2010
    Nashville TN. The hospitals seem to be paying new grads with the RN license about $18.00/hour to start, no matter what kind of hospital experience you have (I have zero, some were techs for years - all the same rate). I have heard this for almost every hospital in the area, in town and outside of town. LTC seems to be around $22/hr not including shift differentials.

    And at my hospital I got a $3000 sign-on bonus but get it in 3 payments at different times across 18 months.

    The cost of living is way lower here than in NY, NJ, PA or CA.

    My fiance is way disappointed, LOL. His mom (an RN with over 30 years in) kept telling us "Oh, you'll make $25 to $30 starting out". Maybe she's going on the rates from the Baltimore area where she worked for most of her 30 years...
  12. by   hepzi
    What is the graduate nurse salary in austin??
  13. by   hepzi
    Any idea what the salary for a graduate nurse in the intermediate ICU is in the Austin area?

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