FL RN Salaries....yes another salary thread lol - page 2

I know that salary is discussed on here all the time and ppl get tired of answering questions....but my question is more in regards to what one makes as a new grad RN and how their pay increases from... Read More

  1. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from luv4nursing
    Would u mind saying which hospital u work at? Also, what is RNC? Sorry Im slow...just came home from the neverending shift lol.
    The "C" is for certificaiton. It's one of those skills we pay 4% where I work.
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  3. Visit  FLOBRN profile page
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    Hi, sorry I was having problems with the login.

    At any rate, I work at Winter Haven hospital.

    As stated above, the RN,C is for Registered Nurse Certified. You can find info at NCCnet.org. Be aware there are TWO different agencies offering certification. Everyone where I am goes through NCC. There is also one offered under the umbrella of the ANA. They are changing their terminology to call you RN-BC ie RN Board Certified. I haven't investigated the difference in the exams or costs yet but will shortly as I am going for the inpatient OB exam.

    Hope this helps.
    FLOBRN
    Last edit by FLOBRN on Jan 16, '07
  4. Visit  luv4nursing profile page
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    Thanks for the helpful info FLOBRN and Tweety! I appreciate it and will definitely look into getting certified. Anything for a higher pay rate!
  5. Visit  London007 profile page
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    Yeah your right. An LPN makes $16/$17 starting off with no experience. But a RN starts off at $21 in FL hospitals, if you take full benefits. It's $26 without any benefits. My mom is the Nursing Supervisor at a FL hospital, that's how I know this.But just remember that most hospitals are "fazing" out LPN's in the hospitals.
  6. Visit  yajaira profile page
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    ive been an RN almost 3 years now...when I started I think I saw the start out basic pays for all the local places and it ranged from around $15-$17 an hour of course there would be a few bucks difference for nights/weekends.

    I can also say working nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime helped me clear about 60K so its definitely doable...of course I was working full time at one place and pool somewhere else.

    thats in tampa bay....so good luck the money is definitely out there
  7. Visit  yajaira profile page
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    I think the difference between RN-C and RN-BC is whether or not you are an RN or an RN with a BSN. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
  8. Visit  busylady61 profile page
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    [quote=yajaira;2017402]I can also say working nights, weekends, holidays, and overtime helped me clear about 60K so its definitely doable...of course I was working full time at one place and pool somewhere else. [quote]

    With only three years of experience you were able to pull in that kind of money? Granted it was overtime/holidays as you mentioned.

    That is almost double what I make as a public school teacher.

    I currently work evenings and holidays for free ...that would be on my lessons and grading papers....lol

    Wow.... I cannot wait to get started!!! :spin:
    Last edit by busylady61 on Jan 14, '07
  9. Visit  Tweety profile page
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    Quote from yajaira
    I think the difference between RN-C and RN-BC is whether or not you are an RN or an RN with a BSN. Someone correct me if I'm wrong...
    You're correct. There was a movement to only certifiy BSN's. When they decided that wasn't practical (probably because it would loose them so much money by disqualifying half of us) they decided to offer two exams. The ADN's get the RN-C and the BSN's get the RN-BC.
  10. Visit  Hurley42385 profile page
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    RN starting pay in Panama City, FL is $18.xx-19.xx Kind of low and the cost of living isn't really cheap either. I would love to go to a different area with lower cost of living and higher starting pay but i have worked at this hospital for 2 years as a nurse tech and have gotten to know everyone and have a straight path to ICU. FSUPC and the CRNA program are both offered in my town and so i honestly don't have to go anywhere to get my masters. Thats the only reason i'm staying. Hope this helps!
  11. Visit  CHONY RN profile page
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    This thead is a few years old, and I'm wondering if I can get some salary updates. My boyfriend is moving to FLA, to the Boytan beach area, or Miramar. I don't know if that is spelled correctly. I currently work in NYC in one of the best hospitals. I graduated 3 years ago, got hired as a new grad, and I currently will have my 3 year anniversary here in August. I currently make 78k a year including night diff. My hourly rate with night diff is $40.7. I know that the cost of living in FLA is cheaper than here, and I know that there are no state taxes or medicare taxes, so that may help, but I'm scared if I move there I will take a tremendous decrease in salary. I mean, LPN's here make $22/hr!!!! The things you do for love...I tell ya. Can some nurses please enlighten me as to the huge reality check I'm going to get? Thank you all and God Bless!
  12. Visit  Klsana00 profile page
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    LOL I am in the same boat you are. I am 60 min above the city. My husband just got out of the army and is finishing his degree. He wants to move to Tampa area (lithia most likely) whe he is done to be close to family including my stepson. I LOVE my job. I make a great salary (in the 80's before diffs) and work at a steady pace, not chicken with head cut off rate. I have 11 years Rn experience mostly in Critical care and ER (level 2 trauma centers), My BSN. Crunching the numbers I would need to come in somewhere around 32 dollars an hour to break even. The hourly rates I am hearing in here have me nervous! Anyone think 32 dollars an hour is reachable in Tampa?
  13. Visit  sjnobes profile page
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    I am curious about checking out tampa as a place to live, I just finished my RN in Sacramento, but the pay seems so low would it be worth it
  14. Visit  sjnobes profile page
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    jobs are very scarce here in Sacramento...there is no nursing shortage here. what about out there? what is the patient ratio, and are there there any new grad programs?

    thanks


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