Could this be true or is this proud papa just bragging. - page 2

My husband tells me that one of his co-workers has a daughter who just graduated from nursing school with ADN. The father claims she is starting at a large city hospital on a cardiac unit at $32... Read More

  1. by   leslie :-D
    Quote from PennyLane
    I used to live in Brighton and I know how expensive Boston is. New grads at the hospital where I work start at $21 and that's considered low for Baltimore. I can't imagine affording to live in Boston and getting only $21/hour. Of course the farther you are from the city, the cheaper it is to live.
    boston is outrageously expensive to live in. outrageous.
  2. by   1styear
    It's possible in NYC, actually it's very possible
  3. by   NeuroICURN
    Quote from oramar
    My husband tells me that one of his co-workers has a daughter who just graduated from nursing school with ADN. The father claims she is starting at a large city hospital on a cardiac unit at $32 an hour. I am kinda suspicious that someone might be fibbing a wee bit.
    Oramar....

    Well, first of all, I know that you're from my neck of the woods....

    Also, I graduated with my ADN last year....so let me tell you that in ANY of the inner city hospitals here....NONE of them are offering that much to start a new grad!!! And I interviewed with ALL the big ones in our area!

    However, my hosp. does have a program where you work Fri, Sat, and Sun, all 12s, and it's $33/hr....if you're interested in something like that, PM me and I'll tell ya where.

    So, yes....somebody is doing a little fibbing somewhere! They're desperate, but not that desperate! LOL
  4. by   jemb
    Specialty unit, night shift differential, and non-benefitted might come out to that even if the regular benefitted day shift position would start at 20-30% lower. Many facilities are offering non-benefitted full time positions these days.

    I'm not in your area, but where I work, a new grad who chooses a non-benefitted status starts at $32/hr without the $3/hr shift differential. With benefits,the starting rate is $26/hr. (Not guessing --I just looked it up in our union book.)
  5. by   mercyteapot
    I was told recently by a colleague that new grads are starting at $70K in our city (San Diego). I don't have direct knowledge of that, but I have no reason to doubt her. Assuming that is for a 40 hour week, it would work out to about $33.60/hr
  6. by   angel337
    in windy city chicago the highest new grad rate is $28/hr , this includes the $6/hr night shift differential.
  7. by   SmilingBluEyes
    I believe it. Wages REALLY stagnate with experience. Where else but in nursing would a newbie with NO experience make just $5-10 less an hour than a nurse with more than 20 years' experience? I am not surprised......RECRUITMENT is the key; retention gets little if any, attention at all.
  8. by   LPN4Life
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I believe it. Wages REALLY stagnate with experience. Where else but in nursing would a newbie with NO experience make just $5-10 less an hour than a nurse with more than 20 years' experience? I am not surprised......RECRUITMENT is the key; retention gets little if any, attention at all.
    That is one well said post...........how many times have we worked through the shortages, then watch the newbies come in and get a sign on bonus of $1000-5000. I talked a nurse into coming over where I worked once when we were really short, and my DON was busy, and told me to call her and offer her a wage that was a dollar an hour more than me (I was the ADON, my friend was going to be a charge nurse)
  9. by   lady_jezebel
    Yes, it's possible if she is factoring in shift differentials and a sign-on bonus. Perhaps this is what she has calculated she is making on a weekend night shift.
  10. by   rollingstone
    Quote from Hellllllo Nurse
    In my neck of the woods, new grads AND experienced nurses usually start around $18.hr.
    Well, this experienced nurse wouldn't be working there.
  11. by   rollingstone
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    I believe it. Wages REALLY stagnate with experience. Where else but in nursing would a newbie with NO experience make just $5-10 less an hour than a nurse with more than 20 years' experience? I am not surprised......RECRUITMENT is the key; retention gets little if any, attention at all.
    Truer words were never spoken.
  12. by   icesk8ie
    Well, it is very possible that it is true. I am interviewing for a well-renowned hospital as a new grad and the starting day rate is $33/hr. That is without any differential. Night differential is about $5-6/hr. It is in an urban area with a moderately high cost of living.

    --icesk8ie
  13. by   FROGGYLEGS
    I don't know. I have a relative who is a new-grad LPN that makes $26/hr. She has less than 3 months experience total. Her job is private duty with different ventilator patients in their home.

    She has a tendency to stretch things just a wee bit out of proportion, so I was skeptical of this dream job when I was told about it. However, from what I've heard from others since then, this company does pay in that area. Avg new LPN rate in this area is $12-15/hr.

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