Florida nursing salaries - seriously???? - page 5

I'm considering switching careers to nursing. The two things I'm taking into consideration, of equal importance, are: Would I like this job most of the time? And what is the salary? Now, someone I... Read More

  1. by   floridagirl8
    OUCH!!! $13/hr. I have 3 yrs experience in LDRP and am at $24/hr. I would like to stay at that rate (at least) with the current hospital offer of $9,000 sign on bonus for 2 yr commitment. They are offering $23.50/hr. I know it might be a little nit picky but I don't want to go down on hourly pay. Most traveling RNs make more than we do and aren't required to work holidays. If I didn't have roots here I would totally travel or at least sign up in my area for traveling (there are too many dangerous L & D units in this area for jumping around too much). Also, it seems the only way to get a good raise is to change hospitals. I went from 21.26/hr to 23.96/hr just by switching hospitals. My current raise proposal is 55 cents (2%). :spin:
  2. by   MSBYRD0915
    I GET 32.87 AN HOUR BASE BUT I.M CHARGE ON A CARDIAC FLOOR BEEN A NURSE SINCE 1978 I AM MAXED OUT NOW AND WILL ONLY GET 2% RAISE AND A BONUS CHECK EVERY YEAR I,M IN SW FLORIDA
  3. by   teeituptom
    Quote from MSBYRD0915
    I GET 32.87 AN HOUR BASE BUT I.M CHARGE ON A CARDIAC FLOOR BEEN A NURSE SINCE 1978 I AM MAXED OUT NOW AND WILL ONLY GET 2% RAISE AND A BONUS CHECK EVERY YEAR I,M IN SW FLORIDA
    but look at all the nice beaches down there, I love to think "Life is a Beach"

    and look at all the wonderfull golf courses down there.

    Your Base and all that dont sound bad. Sounds like a slice of heaven
  4. by   centralflorida
    Except when hurricanes roll through here, life really is a beach. That's why I wish it payed more here! I really love everything else about Florida. There's always a ton of things to do, it's summer all year long, and yes, houses have gotten more expensive here, but it's still cheaper than anywhere else that I've lived.
  5. by   MB37
    I've lived in FL for almost 2 years, and been to the beach twice. Between work, school, and my husband and my opposite schedules, there's no time to go. It's been fun both times, but since one of us has to take off work and either take a vacation day (him) or give up money entirely (me), it requires as much planning as if we lived anywhere else and were taking a "beach vacation." Any other reason to accept a pay cut with a smile?
  6. by   teeituptom
    I would be at the beach or olf course daily if I could. Why arent you taking advantage of Gods Gifts
  7. by   pepperann35
    Quote from janmschal
    Well I've been interviewing for jobs in central fla. Just moved from New Jersey. Big decreased in pay in central fla. At most of the big hospitals pay ranges fron 19 to 27. Average offer for 18 years expience was 24 dollars hour. About 10 hr less then home. Keep hearing the cost of living is so low here. But I think its very close to nj. Been kind of in sticker shock lately. Hope this helps
    The cost of living here in central Florida is no longer low. The property taxes are very high and property insurance, when you can get it, it expensive. The salaries have not kept up with the increased cost of living, unfortunatlely.
  8. by   MB37
    What exactly does one do at the beach anyways? I mean, I enjoy the sun and the water, and I like to sit and read for awhile, but I don't understand what's so exciting about it. Am I missing something? (again, I've only been twice...)
  9. by   MSBYRD0915
    The Beach Is Where You Lay And Absorb The Rays They Go Through Your Body And Ooh It Is Really Good And Cleansing
  10. by   Kellacan
    Quote from ounsrey
    heyyy what teacher did you have for A&P and which campus?? im freaking out because im taking that class this fall and my cousin failed it horribly.
    I am taking AP at St. Pete College right now.
    Last edit by Tweety on Sep 23, '07 : Reason: For legal considerations instructors names removed. private message the member for more information
  11. by   kmrmom42
    Quote from MB37
    What exactly does one do at the beach anyways? I mean, I enjoy the sun and the water, and I like to sit and read for awhile, but I don't understand what's so exciting about it. Am I missing something? (again, I've only been twice...)


    This is me on the beach!! The things I love about the beach are:
    the sound of the waves breaking and crashing on the shore
    the breeze on my warm, sun-drenched skin
    the generally muted sound of children playing and people happy and having a good time
    the relaxing effect of being somewhere that I cannot do any housework or work work
    a good beach book
    buying an ice cream from the truck
    squishing my toes in the sand
    walking along the beach picking up shells and other interesting things
    eating my peanut butter sandwich and grapes with only the slightest amount of sandy crunch!
    the smell of suntan lotion
    watching boats on the horizon
    watching the surfers, skimboarders, parasailers etc.
    sea gulls, sandpipers, pelicans and other sea birds
    going to the beach when the sea turtles are hatching and returning to sea
    finding a star fish, hermit crabs, a jelly fish or a horshoe crab

    I have more but I think you get the idea! To me the beach is a little slice of heaven!
  12. by   Tweety
    Locals don't go to the beach. That's for tourists. LOL
  13. by   2bmedstudent23
    ive spoken with nurses in sarasota about the same thing but like everyone is saying, its easy to make more money. they start you out at that rate because you dont have much hands on experience. but you can move up quickly once you get more certs and/or time as a nurse under your belt. i wouldnt worry too much about it, as long as you stay focused and upbeat about it the place you work for wil notice and pay you back for it!

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