Salary for Florida Nurses

  1. I've heard that the pay for Florida nurses is very low, is this true?
    Do you know what the starting salary of a new grad would be like?
    Also the salary of a nurse practioner (neonatal)?
    Any additional comments...
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  2. 45 Comments

  3. by   NewGoalRN
    I'm hearing $21.50 at Florida Hospital, Tampa General , St Joe's for a new grad RN

    Nursing homes/ Home Health a few dollars more.
  4. by   Danish
    Baycare hospitals (Morton plant, Mease dunedin, Mease countryside, Morton plant north bay, st Anthony's, and both st joes) pay $23.50 base for new grad RN's
  5. by   studybudy12
    HI Danish,

    What about starting pay for new grad LPN's in the Baycare Hospitals? Or any other hospitals?
  6. by   Danish
    I couldn't say. I worked in the pool as an LPN before getting my RN for $21 base, but for pool you have to have hospital experience. I know Palms of Pasadena hospital and kindred both hire new grad lpn's. Unfortunately it is very difficult to get a position in a hospital as an LPN much less a new grad, so of you are offered a job take it. Get at least 6 mo to a year under your belt and you will be much more emplpyable. Trust me, it's tough all around for new grads. If I could offer any advice, I would say keep pushing forward with school and you won't regret it. Good luck!!
  7. by   witchy92
    A new grad at orlandohealth is about $21-$22, but keep in mind that within a short period of time you could move up the pay scale quickly (with clinical ladder, etc.).
  8. by   Wolf at the Door
    Can you all include the differentials for nights, holidays and weekends.

    I can tell you Orlando Health is $8.75 flat rate at night. $13.35 for winter holidays. Summer holidays is $3.20. Weekends $3.20. Between 7pm-1059pm is either 4 bucks or another 3.20.
  9. by   tinkchic2121
    Delray Medical Center offered me $26.37 as a new grad. Shift Differential $3 for nights.
  10. by   f_nurse2b16
    Would any of you know how much a new grad gets paid in Naples, Fl?
  11. by   Mrsearly2009
    I am a new LPN grad in Orlando and I just got a job offer for $20 an hour plus a $2 shift differential for working weekends.
  12. by   NewGoalRN
    Quote from tinkchic2121
    Delray Medical Center offered me $26.37 as a new grad. Shift Differential $3 for nights.

    That is an extremely high salary for a new grad. Will you be on a specialty floor? That is almost $30/hr for nights!!!
  13. by   tinkchic2121
    A majority of my classmates work in different hospitals throughout Palm Beach County and are also around the same pay rate.
  14. by   anrich6778
    will be relocating to melbourne, florida, anybody know the rate for an LPN in a nursing home with 3 years experience?

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