nursing jobs for wife right out of nursing school - page 3

Howdy all,My wife will graduate nursing school here in Colorado Springs, CO at PPCC next May. She has told me that she doesn't want to work in the Springs because they don't pay nurses right out of... Read More

  1. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from MBA2BRN
    Most places outside of CA do not pay new grads much more then 18-20/hr. Some might pay 21-22, but that is it.. including Arizona. Check www.salary.com.
    The starting pay for new grads in Phoenix is $24 (and most of Az), in addition to the sign on bonuses and other bonuses. Maybe post your question in the Az forum for a more accurate breakdown of the pay and benefits.
  2. by   bargainhound
    Please, remember that the higher salaries usually mean the cost of
    living is higher there also.

    Always check out the cost of living before jumping into a move
    or even a travel contract.
  3. by   catlady
    Quote from 1st edition
    I just saw one ad that offered $85,000/yr, $5000 relocation allowance, $3000 sign-on bonus in Phoenix. Can't find the mag tho!
    I would cry if that's true. I work in Phoenix and don't even make close to that salary, with over 20 years' experience. I would have to work an overtime shift every week to see that pay.
  4. by   SummerGarden
    Quote from cardiacRN2006
    The starting pay for new grads in Phoenix is $24 (and most of Az), in addition to the sign on bonuses and other bonuses. Maybe post your question in the Az forum for a more accurate breakdown of the pay and benefits.
    I doubt that this is true for most of AZ unless you factor in OT. Much of AZ is rural according to the municipal websites. I have to agree with the other posters, I would question a hospital that paid $24/hr to a new grad.
    Last edit by SummerGarden on Aug 31, '06
  5. by   cardiacRN2006
    Quote from MBA2BRN
    I doubt that this is true for most of AZ unless you factor in OT. Much of AZ is rural according to the municipal websites. I have to agree with the other posters, I would question a hospital that paid $24/hr to a new grad.
    Huh... Then I guess you would have to question most hospitals in Tucson and Phoenix then. Much of Az is rural? Have you been to Az? I'm not talking about Show low or Florence. We're talking about Phoenix. That is far from rural. How many hosptials in Phoenix have you interviewed at? Where in the Phoenix area do you live??
    Hate to say it, but I'm a new grad...and I'm not making $24/hr. I'm making more. Plus I got a critical care class, and a $5000 sign on bonus and my bennies rock.
    Instead of following a website about salaries, maybe try talking to people who have actually interviewed with the hospitals.
  6. by   KScott
    Quote from nuberianne
    Wow! She is willing to move to another state and LEAVE HER CHILDREN WITH YOU?:uhoh21: WARNING RED FLAG RED FLAG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I say that because I can't imagine why she needs to do that. Her family lives in AZ so she can get help with the kids if she works nights or weekends. Nope instead she would rather leave the kids with you. What are you going to do when you have duty on the weekends or evenings? God forbid you get deployed I bet she has to take the kids then.
    If she was the man wanting to separate and get a job in another state would you be saying this? Men and women are in the military and many of them are single parents. I used to be one. (I'm a girl, by the way.) Having kids in the military does pose some special problems, but being in the military does not preclude you from being a good parent, nor does being a man. Which parent the kids spend the majority of their time with, after a divorce, if the time is not split exactly down the middle, is a matter for a family discussion and compromise. It is not dependent on occupation, or gender. If the military member is deployed, many times the absent parent is happy to step in, many times the children need to stay somewhere else. Hopefully, not somewhere where somebody only takes them because they "have" to, whether that be with a parent, or not.

    I feel for the OP as my own son has just gone through this mess. He is in the AF, so was his wife. They are divorced now. He did everything he could to hold their marriage together. His wife was not so willing to work on the relationship. She had other things going on. No matter how hard my son tried, it wasn't enough, but sometimes people have to go to the ends of their own ropes in order to satisfy their own feelings. The need to feel they did everything they could have done to "fix" things before letting go.

    I agree with the many posters who have told the OP to let his wife find her own job and I will add the old cliche' that sometimes to hold on to something, you have to set it free. It's very hard to do. For some of us, it is not part of our genetic makeup to trust the universe enough to know we don't need to clutch onto everything that has landed in our hands, but it can be learned. It took me a long time to figure this out, myself.

    To the OP - as I said earlier, I hope things work out between you two, but do your best to trust things will be right, no matter how they turn out.
  7. by   cardiacRN2006
    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/nur...ry-162111.html


    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/gil...er-164143.html

    http://allnurses.com/forums/f135/sta...na-142252.html

    Just a few of the threads concerning pay from the Az forum. Like I said, best to ask those that know.
  8. by   nuberianne_RN
    [quote=kscott]if she was the man wanting to separate and get a job in another state would you be saying this? men and women are in the military and many of them are single parents. i used to be one. (i'm a girl, by the way.) having kids in the military does pose some special problems, but being in the military does not preclude you from being a good parent, nor does being a man. which parent the kids spend the majority of their time with, after a divorce, if the time is not split exactly down the middle, is a matter for a family discussion and compromise. it is not dependent on occupation, or gender. if the military member is deployed, many times the absent parent is happy to step in, many times the children need to stay somewhere else. hopefully, not somewhere where somebody only takes them because they "have" to, whether that be with a parent, or not.



    whoa time out!!!!! i just got out of the military a couple of years ago after spending six years active duty in the military. i had both of my kids during the last couple of years so i do have a small clue of what i am talking about . by the way i am a girl also :wink2:.

    my husband who i was not married to at the time kept the kids while i was out to sea. i of course realize that fathers are just as capable of taking care of their kids just as well as mothers. i did not mean to imply otherwise.

    however, i think the main point of my post may have been missed. although this is 2006 there is still a natural tendency for mothers to want to raise their kids except in extenuating circumstances. all i am trying to say is the original poster's wife seems like she has something else going on that he is not telling us or she is not telling him. as i tried to state before i can totally understand if the wife wants to get away from him and move in with her family. i just don't understand why she would move to be with her family and leave her kids behind.
  9. by   sunnyjohn
    Remember, we can only change ourselves. We cannot change the other partner. Sometimes our about face comes too late to reclaim those around us. That does not negate or diminish the magnitude of our transformation. Only time and the ONE above will tell if this is so.

    In truth you wife may be gently trying to tell you that in spite of the changes you have made she wishes to move on. Sometimes people just can't say it out loud and make up an excuse so as not to hurt the other party. That at least shows she still cares about your feelings.

    Gather your salary statisitcs, but the choice must be hers. Give her some time and the space she needs to make a decision. Whatever happens, YOU WILL SURVIVE!

    I sure hope you guys can work things out. I am praying/routing for you both.
  10. by   Katnip
    I hate to say it, but it sounds like she's staying right now so she can be supported until she finishes school then plans to ask for the "separation" as soon as she lands a job in AZ.

    Let her do her own job search. She's a big girl and can handle it on her own. Most of us have.

    Take care of yourself and the kids.
  11. by   KScott
    [quote=nuberianne


    whoa time out!!!!! i just got out of the military a couple of years ago after spending six years active duty in the military. i had both of my kids during the last couple of years so i do have a small clue of what i am talking about . by the way i am a girl also :wink2:.

    my husband who i was not married to at the time kept the kids while i was out to sea. i of course realize that fathers are just as capable of taking care of their kids just as well as mothers. i did not mean to imply otherwise.

    however, i think the main point of my post may have been missed. although this is 2006 there is still a natural tendency for mothers to want to raise their kids except in extenuating circumstances. all i am trying to say is the original poster's wife seems like she has something else going on that he is not telling us or she is not telling him. as i tried to state before i can totally understand if the wife wants to get away from him and move in with her family. i just don't understand why she would move to be with her family and leave her kids behind. [/quote]

    no harm, no foul and i agree with you in the maternal instinct area. it doesn't always work that way, but i'm sure, statistically, you're right.
  12. by   GatorRN
    Quote from msn2008
    First of all, congratulations on staying sober for one year. I am very proud of you and pray you will have 50+ years of sobriety.

    You need to stay in counseling and continue doing what ever your counselor says, as long as it's legal and moral! (and doesn't transfer your addictive personality to another addiction)

    Your wife needs counseling for herself! It's great that she goes with you to work on your couple isssues, but she has many issues that need to be addressed without you in the room!

    Question: how are the kids? Do they know? Are they in counseling?

    Prepare yourself for the possibility that your wife returned to school to give herself the option to leave you when she graduates. Again, I don't know you or your circumstances, but they hit pretty close to home, if you know what I mean.

    I appreciate your candor and transparency, especially regarding the most difficult addiction there is. It also has the largest number of addicts. I am so glad you are an ex-addict now!

    Know that many who read this forum are cheering you on from the side lines and praying your marriage survives.
    Huh??? Did I miss something here somehow? I have looked back over the prev posts and haven't seen anything mentioned by the OP about having an addiction. Was it mentioned in a PM perhaps?

    Without a complete understanding of the situation, I do have to say that my first thought when reading the OPs original post, was that your wife may have gone to nursing school to have the ability to support herself on her own afterwards. I know that many of the ppl I went to nursing school with yrs ago, went to school for that very reason. Good Luck to you, I hope things work out for you.
  13. by   catlady
    Quote from GatorRN
    Huh??? Did I miss something here somehow? I have looked back over the prev posts and haven't seen anything mentioned by the OP about having an addiction. Was it mentioned in a PM perhaps?
    Very oddly, the post where the OP admits he is a sex addict seems to have vanished. I didn't think that was possible. But I did read it.

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