New Grad Pay!! - page 6

I know the 'Nursing Pay' discussion has had the CRAP beat out of it, but this thread is directed to those NEW GRADS that have just accepted their FIRST nursing job with ONLY SCHOOL-RELATED EXPERIENCE... Read More

  1. by   Ghetto Supersta
    Originally posted by geekgolightly
    I am at Memorial Hermann in the Medical Center. And they are offering me a position in ICU which I am considering, if the education is up to par. I don't think that new grads should be in ICU, especially Neurotrauma at Hermann unless the preceptorship/education is thorough and of excellent quality.

    I know that MD Anderson pays it's staff well and quickly weeds out those who are not up to standard, despite the nursing shortage. Which sounds fabulous to me, but I don't like oncology.
    hey, I'm in Houston, too. Have you seen the new herman-memorial 6 mth plan? It's in nursing week newspaper. They'll pay you 40/hr with a completion bonus, for 6 mths. you can work 12's or 8's. I'm tempted to do this.

    I work at Ben Taub. Starting here is about 21.63 for the ICU. There's a lot of BS to deal with, especially from management. We just lost about 7 nurses on the unit within about 1 month's time (tells you how bad morale is). this is basically how it is in the entire hospital. the ben taub er has a pretty high turn-over rate as well. when i worked down there as a student, a couple of nurses ragged on me for not knowing lab values, even though my actual job was "nursing assistant" but because they knew i was a student nurse, they thought they'd start early into me. well, i stopped working there.


    I'm interested in hearing about the other hospitals--md anderson, herman-memorial, etc, especially the satellite hospitals, like in clear lake or katy or southwest. I heard a lot of the hospitals gave a pay raise to their nurses. i heard st lukes is starting 23. i started out at st lukes, but they treated me like crap. i'll never go back there. i heard herman and md anderson was 24. what do you know of working conditions? are the people cool, etc?
  2. by   nursemelanie
    EC1234, I am still a student, but looking to move to the Bay Area when I finish school. My husband works there already and can't wait to not have to commute. I have Kaiser Health Insurance and love it and would love to work for Kaiser. What do you suggest I do while in School to get an in at Kaiser. Any Suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks
  3. by   CougRN
    Starting pay for New Grads at my hospital in PHX is

    $19.50 Base
    15% Diff for nights
    No weekend Diff
    Benefitted position
  4. by   geekgolightly
    Originally posted by Ghetto Supersta
    hey, I'm in Houston, too. Have you seen the new herman-memorial 6 mth plan? It's in nursing week newspaper. They'll pay you 40/hr with a completion bonus, for 6 mths. you can work 12's or 8's. I'm tempted to do this.

    I work at Ben Taub. Starting here is about 21.63 for the ICU. There's a lot of BS to deal with, especially from management. We just lost about 7 nurses on the unit within about 1 month's time (tells you how bad morale is). this is basically how it is in the entire hospital. the ben taub er has a pretty high turn-over rate as well. when i worked down there as a student, a couple of nurses ragged on me for not knowing lab values, even though my actual job was "nursing assistant" but because they knew i was a student nurse, they thought they'd start early into me. well, i stopped working there.


    I'm interested in hearing about the other hospitals--md anderson, herman-memorial, etc, especially the satellite hospitals, like in clear lake or katy or southwest. I heard a lot of the hospitals gave a pay raise to their nurses. i heard st lukes is starting 23. i started out at st lukes, but they treated me like crap. i'll never go back there. i heard herman and md anderson was 24. what do you know of working conditions? are the people cool, etc?
    If you are at Ben taub on the 4th floor, you might run into me this summer, and we won't even know each other! I am doing my clinical rotation there and we are rounding through the fourth floor. I have clinicals left in MICU, SICU and OR. I finished up with NeuroICU, Dialysis, and 4B.

    I loved the NeuroICU over at the taub, but I don't know a thing about the other units.

    I happen to love Memorial Hermann in Med Center. I think they are fabulous. They seem to really care about retention and the staff patient ratios are within reasonable limits. Neuoscience is a tough floor but the highest patient load we are given is 6. They try to keep it at five. I work as a student nurse there currently. Not to sound like a commercial, but i think that Hermann is an invigorating and wonderful place for nurses. I know there are some bad staff and management, but I like to look for the people who are knowlegable and helpful and stick with them. The CNA's leave something to be desired and poor performance from them is tolerated on my floor. that is the worst thing I can say about working there.
  5. by   Karis
    Pittsburgh suburbs, Associates, started out at $18.50, got a raise to $19.34, left after 1 1/2 yrs for new job at 21.70-- shift differentials aren't great but mortgage for smallish 3 bedroom suburban house $636 (at higher % APR than currently available). Heard from several people that raises don't keep up with what you make by switching employers. It may sound awful, but loyalty does not seem to pay.
  6. by   MelRN13
    ADN
    Michigan
    $18.98 plus $4000 sign-on bonus
    I'm not sure what the shift diff. is...just started last week.
  7. by   KristinWW
    As a new grad, I will be starting in the OR at my hospital which is in Delaware. The start pay is 21.50/hr with excelllent benefits. The OR is doing a training program, so while I am in class for 11 weeks, I will be getting paid 21.50/hr. Also, the start pay depends on location, some areas are more expensive to live in: for instance it can cost 1500 dollars a month to rent an apartment in NY and only 650 a month where i live. Oh and I graduated with a BSN. Good luck in pursuing your dreams!

    Christine
    ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~`

    Christiana Hospital? BSN of U of DE?
  8. by   palesarah
    1) Degree- ADN
    2) Starting Salary or Hourly pay- $17.64 for all new grads (ADN or BSN), 50 cent raise when boards are passed. $3.50 evening/$6.50 night diff
    3) CITY and STATE in which you will be working- Dover, NH
  9. by   EC1234
    1) BSN
    2) $31.69 base (+$3.66 evening diff, +$5.82 night diff)
    3) San Francisco Bay Area, California

    The starting pay is the same regardless of the type of degree that you have (AA, BSN, MSN), as long as you have your license.
  10. by   mattsmom81
    Just a word to the wise...avoid discussing your new grad salaries with the regular staff. It can create quite a bit of resentment, as the sharp new grads may be making a bit more $$ than others, new grads and old.

    Just heard of a very smart, sweet new grad who came to our unit while I was on sick leave and unwisely told her coworkers she was hired for 25/hr. Now I bet this was with her differentials (still a nice new grad rate in DFW). But she was essentially run off by the people she worked with as a result of her high salary...she quit because nobody would help her, and she felt she was left to drown. When management came back to staff with her exit comments, their answer was since she was making MORE than some of the oldtimers she must not need their help.

    Hmmm. I have mixed feelings about this whole issue, but I did want to warn students and new grads to keep their salaries to themselves. People are VERY serious about the $$$ they make and it can cause lotsa problems to share salary info freely.

    Good luck to ya'll and hope you find satisfying AND good paying jobs!
  11. by   Cynthiann
    I'm not sure how most hospitals handle this since I'm not a nurse yet, but my husband works in the OR at our local hospital. He told me that when a nurse gets hired, HR tells them that they are not allowed to discuss pay with co-workers. I imagine they must do it prevent resentment towards new grads and they probably don't want the lower paid people to try to demand higher pay.
  12. by   EmeraldNYL
    ISN'T THERE SOMETHING WRONG WITH THIS PICTURE?? Why are new grads making more money than the nurses that have been there 5, 10, 15 years?! If the hospital is going to increase salaries for new grads, they should increase salaries for everyone. That's no way to retain experienced nurses..... Please tell me that most hospitals aren't like this!
  13. by   mattsmom81
    Another RN at my hospital who had been working there for 7 years found out new grads were being hired on at $6 hr more than she made. She didn't retaliate towards the new hires, but did go right to the CEO (who said he had an 'open door policy')and GOT her raise, but made an enemy of the manager by jumping over her head. She was let go shortly after and I'm sure it was no coincidence.

    Of course its not right, these management policies. It is one of the reasons I support unions. I work in quite a dysfunctional area I know, and also hope it's not as bad everywhere else. I've gotten quite cynical due to what I see go on here, I'm afraid.

    I also feel part of this tactic involves the wish to run off the older staff, such as when a new manager comes in, she wants to 'start over' with 'her' people. This particular manager also brought over a whole bunch of nurses from her last job...and she favors them over the 'old' staff too. I've seen this before. <sigh> And admin wonders why we have such high turnaround!!! No big surprise here...

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