What is the least you'd be willing to get paid as a new grad BSN?

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    I know it's a somewhat loaded question because of locality and specialty, but what is the lowest salary you'd be willing to accept as a new grad BSN?

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    New grad nurses in this economy don't have the luxury of making those decisions.

    You have hospital rates and you have doctor office rates--pick your poison.

    There is a nursing shortage for experienced nurses, but not new graduates. Many are fighting over jobs and are begging recruiters to call them back.
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    Oh I definitely know that! I'm actually a long way away from being a new grad. 3 more semesters. We were talking about this when we were carpooling to clinical the other day and I was curious to hear what the more experienced nurses would say.
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    When I was a BSN with 3 years RN under my belt in orange county California I started off at 29 an hour
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    Quote from ixchel
    Oh I definitely know that! I'm actually a long way away from being a new grad. 3 more semesters. We were talking about this when we were carpooling to clinical the other day and I was curious to hear what the more experienced nurses would say.
    Realize that entry-level pay varies by as much as $25/hr. depending on what region of the country you're in, and you'll understand the difficulty of inferring much useful information from the random responses you might get in this thread. Maybe this question is better suited for your state forum? See also www.bls.gov -- a wealth of wage information by region and occupation.
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    Altra is wise. It is just too variable across the country. The starting salary in California would take 20 years to reach in the south eastern US. It would also buy you a much better lifestyle in South Georgia than it would in Southern Cali, lol. It's just not comparable and not really a useful discussion.
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    Two fellow grads got accepted to the same place for work, pacu type work. One offered to get $15 an hour, the other $20. They are getting just that. I got hired as a CCT nurse and get $30 an hour.
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    Altra that site was amazing! What do you think would be typical compared to an areas mean job pay? My area showed between $61-63k I believe. My local hospital pays $22-24 per hour, which feels low to me. That's just below $50k.
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    I live in the Northeast - I was prepared for $23 outside the city, and anything higher than that. I make $27 as base-pay on a sub-acute unit, plus differentials. We also have a high cost of living though.
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    2 cents. can't put a price on experience.
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