What was the amount of your 1st paycheck as a nurse? - page 2

I will graduate on December 16th, and I absolutely can't wait!! My cousin graduated in May, and she called me screaming about her $4000 + 1st paycheck. This included some sort of bonus, but... Read More

  1. by   oldnurse newnurse
    My first check bring home as a LPN 800.00 but I also Graduate December 2005 (12/18/05) BSN-RN, Oh and first check as LPN was in 1999.
    Last edit by oldnurse newnurse on Sep 29, '05 : Reason: left out some info.
  2. by   luv4nursing
    Ill let u know when I get it!

    Sincerely,
    A GPN waiting to take boards
  3. by   DutchgirlRN
    $224.00 for 80 hours or 2 weeks. I still have the stub. No I wasn't working for peanuts. It was 1975 My brand new Dodge was less than $3,000 and rent on a 2 bedroom was $105.00. $3.25 an hour was good money considering minimum wage was 95 cents an hour. I think it's all relative.
  4. by   foxyhill21
    What is an ARNP?
  5. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    How are most of you getting paid? Weekly, Biweekly, Monthly?????

    ($5.85 per hour? WOW!!!) :chuckle
  6. by   christvs
    I just graduated this past May '05. My first RN paycheck I got in July '05 was around $650 after takes. No sign on bonus here.
  7. by   hrtprncss
    15 bucks an hour, that was 1997 long time ago LOL
  8. by   L&Dwant2b
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    Yup,

    That would just about cover the gas in my Hummer and the heating oil bill this summer!

    Maybe I should move into the Hummer and save on the heating bill?

    Hey, you can afford a hummer?? lol
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from L&Dwant2b
    Hey, you can afford a hummer?? lol
    I don't own a Hummer... haha (I actually think they are kinda ugly.)

    Actually I drive my DF 1996 Mustang in the summer and 1995 Jeep in the Winter. I haven't owned a car in over a year. It is wonderful!
  10. by   Fun2, RN, BSN
    Quote from sunnyjohn
    I don't own a Hummer... haha (I actually think they are kinda ugly.)
    Me too!!! My dd loves them! I would only own one if it was given to me. ....Actually, if I won a hummer, I'd probably sell it & get me a new truck!

    I love the new stickers, "SILLY BOYS, TRUCKS ARE FOR GIRLS!" :chuckle
  11. by   rn in 3 years
    Quote from christvs
    I just graduated this past May '05. My first RN paycheck I got in July '05 was around $650 after takes. No sign on bonus here.
    Please tell me this isn't true! How many hours was that for? I am going into nursing because I want to be a nurse but I wan't to make more money than I do now...LOL.
  12. by   RNWannaBe724
    Quote from rn in 3 years
    Please tell me this isn't true! How many hours was that for? I am going into nursing because I want to be a nurse but I wan't to make more money than I do now...LOL.
    I was wondering the same thing. I hope that was a week, or 2 weeks of part time work... wowza!!
  13. by   Bekahlynn
    just graduated in may, my check last week was a little over $1400 after taxes and insurance. thats for two weeks. it makes me happy

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