Winter Grads Any Job Offers!!!!!!! Please Share With Us!!!

  1. In some states (like mine) new grads are finding the job search to be quite difficult. How has your job search gone?

    I have been fortunate. I had two offers and just accepted a position.

    City/State: Boston, Ma

    Job: Telemetry

    Salary $25.75 plus PPC $2.25 total $28.00/hr. The hospital that I accepted the offer from has no shift diff. So everyone gets PPC no matter what shift they work (a bit confusing). PPC does increase if a person works evenings/nights. I am curious to see what the new grad salary range is across the country!

    I start 4 March provided I pass the dreaded NCLEX-RN!

    Good luck to all in your job search!!!
    Last edit by gerry79 on Dec 2, '06
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   GeminiTwinRN
    Accepted a position in ICU, starting Jan 8th. I know the job market where I am isn't terrific either, especially in the hospital where I'm employed as a tech. (which is also where I'm to be working as an RN)

    Just curious, how come you don't start til March? That seems like quite a while!


    Congratulations!
  4. by   gerry79
    Graduation is January 4 and the paperwork to allow us to take the NCLEX wont be signed by the school until the 8th of January. I figure we wont take boards until the end of Jan start of Feb. So the nurse manager wanted to ensure ample time to relax and enjoy before being worked like a mule
  5. by   mysterious_one
    The job market isn't great?
  6. by   RENAISSANCE RN
    Did you have an inside person at the hospital gerry? The nurse manager seems really agreeable.. do tell.. What are your methods for 2 offers already.

    Good luck on the NCLEX.
  7. by   doubleplay
    The job market in Ohio seems to be good. Where I work they pay for my schooling and you have to work for them after. I figure that will give me plenty of experience if I wish to work elsewhere. Starting pay is $19.08 an hour which isn't great but you get $1.50 for shift and $1.00 for weekend.:icon_cool:
  8. by   nfsaldal
    Jobs seems to be plentiful here in N. Texas. All but 1 or 2 of my classmates (class of 30) already have jobs. We graduate Dec. 16th. I accepted an offer in the ICU of a fairly large hospital. Starting pay is $19.65 with no previous healthcare experience. Night shift differential is $4.50 and wknd is $3.50. Oh, and a sign-on bonus of $2000 for days, $3000 for nights.
  9. by   BeccaznRN
    Another December 16 grad here.....I have accepted a position with UCLA's cardiothoracic ICU. The program for new grads begins mid to late February. Starting pay is $28.83 per hr. if I remember correctly (give or take a few cents), differentials are $2.25 for eves, $4 for nocs, and and additional $2.50 for weekends (on top of other differentials). No sign-on bonuses.

    I'm very excited!

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