kimRN512 1,625 Views
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I started working in an oncology hospital in the MICU right out of school after passing my boards, and I have a BSN. Started out making $28/hr on night shift plus critical care pay.
Believe it or not, I love nights! I actually have lost 5 pounds also. Make sure you wake up early enough to eat a normal dinner before you go to work, eat a small snack at around 2am, and when I get home I just go straight to bed instead of eat. When I work I only end up eating one meal that day (not healthy i know, but hey i'm not complaining about losing weight either )
Working nights is a lot more calm (at least in my unit (IMCU) it is, not sure about ER) and you have a lot more autonomy.
Good luck! Message me if you have any questions
I too am in western NY! Graduated last may had my first job offer in June. When I graduated there were definitely not a lot of openings for new grads so back then finding a day shift would have been difficult. But, I believe there are a lot more openings so you definitely have a higher chance of finding a day shift than you would have a couple months ago. Good luck! Message me if you have any questions.
Hi everyone! I'm starting my RN career tomorrow as a nurse on the IMCU unit in a cancer hospital. I've been passionate about oncology since day one of my clinical at this hospital so I am very excited. Does anyone have any advice as I start on my oncology nursing journey, or any advice about working in the IMCU? Thanks so much
buffalo NY area starts new grads $27-$30/hr for hospitals
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Thanks everyone, goodluck to everyone studying!
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