New Grad pay in Jax area

  1. Hi--Thought I would share the research I did on Jacksonville area hospital pay rates for new grads:

    Baptist

    Recruiter: Lisa Rosa

    Base Hourly: GN: 17.50
    After boards: 18.00
    After training 18.75
    BSN Diff .50
    Night 3.25
    Weekend Night 8.25
    Benefits: Each employee gets 21.50 per payday into a benefits fund. If you do not need benefit...that amount is deposited directly into your pay (once per pay period).

    Flagler

    Recruiter: Kathy Barry

    Base Hourly: GN: 19.75
    After boards: 21.75

    BSN Diff Ladder system--worth one point at one yr review
    Nights (3-11) 3.00
    Nights (11-7) 5.00
    Weekends + 10% (on top of night diffs)
    Benefits: No incentive to not participate in insurance

    Memorial

    Nurse Recruiter: Rosemary
    Base Hourly: GN: 18.25
    After boards: 19.25

    BSN Diff none
    Nights (3-11) 3.50
    Wkend Diff varies according to work area and program

    Small kickback on checks if no benefits needed

    St. Lukes/Mayo

    Nurse Recruiter: Jennifer Kost
    Base Hourly: GN: 19.46
    After boards: 20.77

    BSN Diff none
    Nights (3-11) 15 % of base pay
    Nights (11-7) 25% of base pay
    Weekends on top of % diff, you get an extra $6 an hr on nites...and on days it is your base pay plus $4
    Benefits: No incentive to not participate in insurance
    Orientation is usually 12 weeks. After one year you can go PRN for 32.00 hr

    St Vincents

    308 7307

    She wouldn't give any info

    Shands

    Nurse recruiter: Natasha
    Base Hourly: GN: 17.82
    After boards: 22.85

    BSN Diff None
    Nights 6.50
    Weekend Night 10.25

    Benefits: No incentive to not participate in insurance

    Specialty Hospital

    Recruiter: Angela

    Base Hourly: GN: 18.25
    After boards: 19.25

    BSN Diff None
    Nights (3-7 am) 3.50
    Weekends 8.00 (NOT on top of night diffs)
    $2,250 sign on bonus
    Benefits: +17.00 per paycheck if no medical/dental

    Orange Park

    Nurse recruiter: Terry Easterling 276 8550

    Base Hourly: GN: 18.25
    After boards: 19.25

    BSN Diff None
    Nights (3-11) +2.75
    Nights (11-7) +3.50
    Weekend's +2.00
    In House registry program--add a fourth shift and get $10 more an hour--
    can still get diffs for this shift
    Work on Weekends Program:
    Days: Base pay plus $5 hr
    Nights Base pay plus $8 hr
    Up to $6,000 loan repayment

    Sign on bonus:
    Days: $2,000
    Nights: $3,000
    Benefits: +17.00 per paycheck if no medical/dental

    PRN after one year $ 30/hr
    Last edit by Joe V on Jan 9, '15
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  2. 24 Comments

  3. by   Renee4christ
    very good to know!!! thanks! was this for med-surg or all departments?
  4. by   MuddaMia
    thats just general--I think its pretty across the board
  5. by   kenesha212002
    That was a great run down! I have been a nurse for one year in February in Jacksonville (I work at Baptist) and that is very accurate from the research I have done. It is very good to know your options and what each hospital is offering new nurses. Also, I am a BSN graduate and I appreciate the BSN diff being included on the run down. Hospitals just don't pay enough for the extra trauma that I went through...lol THANKS!
  6. by   kenesha212002
    Also...Baptist gives an extra $125 bonus for every 16 hours a nurse does over her scheduled 72. The bonus sometimes helps to compensate for the low pay.
  7. by   np_wannabe
    This is so awesome! Thank you so much for sharing this!
  8. by   np_wannabe
    also, does anyone know of any jax hospitals that allow new grads to work part-time?
  9. by   Jbeachgrl
    That was very helpful thanks!!
  10. by   Elbajista
    Anyone have anything to add, 2.5 years later?
  11. by   kenesha212002
    No, sorry I work in Miami now.
  12. by   gwyneffar
    The only thing I can add is that I believe Baptist's new RN rate (or maybe GN rate, not sure) is $20.50 an hour. They have no GN program in effect and are only hiring GN's internally.
  13. by   Alexsys
    That is true. Alot of the GN programs are on hold now. One of my colleagues gave that exact list to her students about two years ago --before the recession
  14. by   Elbajista
    Quote from Alexsys
    That is true. Alot of the GN programs are on hold now. One of my colleagues gave that exact list to her students about two years ago --before the recession
    I wonder how much things have changed, if at all...Orange Park has quite a complex pay system!

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