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Joined Feb 20, '09.
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Thanks yep it is 27/hr. I feel that with specialty they are already paying more for training so it is all worth it. No weekends, no holidays, no on call, I can't complain. Grateful
Non union, offered $27/hour.Boston hospital. Thanks for your info.
I was wondering if anyone had any specific information regarding a new grad pay scale/rate for an OR nurse (right out of school) in the Boston area. I was offered a position, and I have nothing to compare it to. Thanks
answer me this: why do people go to school then if there are no jobs out there"?
All I tried to do is try to get rid of the bad vibe going on in this thread. Give some hope to new grads. myself included. I feel bad you had to go through hell looking for a job, I was there 4 years ago. New college grad. without any experience, being turned away because of it. I survived and that gives me hope. My company just laid off 25 excellent Magna Cum Laude Ivy league educated attorneys, it is bad out there. It is awful, but again, when there is something you really want, there are no limits.
wow, u're full of rage. Please don't be. I didn't mean to offend you or anyone else in this thread as a matter of fact. As a MBA grad. I did do my market comparison and research, that's why the more I read the forum, the more contradiction I run into. However, once again the whole sentence where a nurse should be able to get a job faster than someone with a BA is valid 100%. Specially in this economy. You know how many students who graduate with BA's are able to find jobs in their own field? Slim to none. Oh yeah and shall I mention that most of the law school grads. start out making $42K if lucky, if they get a job right after. I don't need a lecture on how bad the economy is, I run numbers for a living, but unlike "some" people I am not in it for the money. In 2 years I'll hopefully become a nurse practitioner, (that's the goal), there are plenty of hospitals who need good managers and administrators. I am not worried about finding a job, and neither should you. Be thankful that you choose a good major and you can make a difference in people's lives. After all, there are thousands of talented MDs who work longer hours than you do, went to more schooling, and are not making as much as they should. Tough, suck it up and GOOD LUCK!!!
Absolutely I mean no offense, I was stunned by the fact that is hard to find a job in health care. I haven't been looking for a job in 4 years, so I wouldn't know. I just thought if it took me (someone with a Poli Sci. degree), 30 days to get a job, it shouldn't have been harder for a nurse. I guess I was mistaken. I guess I should keep my day job too if things are looking this bad.
I just finished reading that post, thanks for sharing, it surely brings so much hope to some people who are considering nursing. Myself being one. I'm applying for the Direct Entry programs MSN in some Boston schools. Reading that article not only discouraged me, but I keep thinking how much fiction there is to it? I graduated from college in 2005 with a degree in Political Science, decent GPA, I still remember the frustation of applying for a job. It took me 30 days, got a job for a top Boston law firm (be aware I had no legal experience), working for them as a paralegal, making about $57K a year. They paid for my MBA, and after I had my daughter they were flexible enough to let me work from home. I always wanted to get into nursing, and I finally had the chance to do so. If it takes 300 jobs applications and NO JOB, I must be doing smth wrong, really wrong.
All I have to say is that with the right attitude and right references there is no one stopping you from getting a job in a timely fashion.
I highly doubt it a new grad is making $55/hr right out of school. I could totally believe $30/hr, $35/hr and even as far as $45/hr. I have seen those paychecks with my own eyes, mostly RN BSN, not that it matters most of the time. I worked in HR while in college @ couple Boston hospitals, and never ever seen anything more than a $45/hr for a new grad, and shall I mention that those new grads had multiple degrees and couple of them had MBA's. They had picked nursing as a second career, probably making more in their old jobs. It's a rewarding and wonderful field, what can I say :-)
I applied to MGH too, let's see who's quicker
Thanks for your reply Biok8e, I hope being a UMB alum will give me some sort of advantage he he. When do you graduate by the way? Also where do most clinical sites take place? Which hospitals I mean?
Schedule wise are they any flexible? Sorry if I am boring you with questions :-)
$20K is a freebie, wow, that's awfully cheap compare to the other schools I applied to. MGH's tuition for 3 years direct entry masters was $89K...same as Law School.
UMass was always a good choice for undergrad I thought, that's why I'm going back :-)
I applied to Simmons as my safety school in the last minute. I really hope they get back to us soon.
Hi there to all the fellow applicants. I also applied to UMB for 2009, accelerated BSN. Let's hope to hear from them soon. I submitted my application since October of 2008, also graduated from UMB, so I'm an alumni and the process was different and honestly more complicated ughh. Anyhow, let's hope to hear from them soon :-)
How much is Umass Boston nowadays by the way? I went there as undergrad, no loans, no financial aid, just worked my butt off through school and graduated. I remember it used to cost me like 12K to 15K a year, but I really was taking 6 classes each semester and finished it in 3 years. What's the cost for the BSN if you don't mind sharing?
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