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I'm out of state in nursing school right now but want to move back home to MN after I get my degree in december. Just wondering if anyone can give me an idea of how much new RNs can hope to make in... Read More

  1. by   starlight13
    Quote from Sassybottom
    Because of negotiations by the union, starting wages for a new grad RN is $27.27 - before shift differentials.
    sorry, i don't know much about unions, are you saying that because of the union, ALL of the mpls area hospitals start at $27.27?

    and yes, i agree that where you get paid the most is not necessarily the best place to work, just trying to get an idea of MN pay since I want to move back there anyways.

    thanks for all the help and replies!
  2. by   AprilRNhere
    The hospital I just started at is union. Starting pay for a new nurse is $24.18 an hour, with evening/night diff. of $1.25, and nights diff. $1.50. There are also bonuses for comming in on days/weekends off.
  3. by   Sassybottom
    Quote from starlight13
    sorry, i don't know much about unions, are you saying that because of the union, ALL of the mpls area hospitals start at $27.27?

    and yes, i agree that where you get paid the most is not necessarily the best place to work, just trying to get an idea of MN pay since I want to move back there anyways.

    thanks for all the help and replies!
    I don't know if ALL the mpls area hospital start at that rate. I just know that the hospital I work at is part of the union and that is the starting rate for nurses. But, I guess not all union hospitals start at that rate if another nurse here is starting at a different rate at a union hospital

    Oh, and night differential for us is $4/ hour.
  4. by   LuckyRookie
    The base pay will vary if you are Associates Degree or BSN as well. The Associates base I've been quote has usually been around $26 with new grad residency cohorts.
  5. by   AprilRNhere
    Base won't necessarily vary much with degrees. Our BSN nurses only make an extra $0.50 an hour.
  6. by   bambini
    hi! i'm from the philippines and currently staying with my sis in cottage grove. i'm preparing to take the nclex-pn hopefully by oct. sorry for the off topic.
  7. by   Obiwarz
    Quote from bambini
    hi! i'm from the philippines and currently staying with my sis in cottage grove. i'm preparing to take the nclex-pn hopefully by oct. sorry for the off topic.
    Good luck on the test!

    Just wanted to comment that Abbott is a great place to work. Just started there

    -Jason
  8. by   bambini
    thanks jason!
  9. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from Sassybottom
    Because of negotiations by the union, starting wages for a new grad RN is $27.27 - before shift differentials.

    Shift differentials include the differentials for working evening, night, weekend shifts and also picking up a weekend shift that you are scheduled to have off (an extra $100 per shift!)

    Working overtime can also give you an extra income boost too.
    I was just talking with a nurse at ANW. She quoted me 27/hr plus 4$/hr for nocs plus an additional 1$/hr for weekends.

    For a bachelors level nurse....
    Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Sep 5, '07
  10. by   enoRN
    hi, is anyone here really like me, or has an idea about my case?
    i came into MN recently with an immigrant visa, and as a foreign student, i have sent my credentials to CGFNS for evaluation to be sent to MN state board of nursing, but its like its going to take a while b4 i write nclex here about March, can i have the permission to work as a nurse without being licensed here, i mean i dont feel comfortable staying at home till........
  11. by   HM2VikingRN
    Quote from starlight13
    sorry, i don't know much about unions, are you saying that because of the union, ALL of the mpls area hospitals start at $27.27?

    and yes, i agree that where you get paid the most is not necessarily the best place to work, just trying to get an idea of MN pay since I want to move back there anyways.

    thanks for all the help and replies!
    TC area hospitals are essentially wall to wall union. I covered a pt at Abbott a couple weeks ago and I was qoted 27 plus 4 for overnights...

    most of the rural hosp are around 25 starting...
  12. by   Jeannai
    If you dont mind what hospital do you work @? Sassybottom
    Last edit by Jeannai on Feb 5, '08
  13. by   Obiwarz
    Quote from Jeannai
    If you dont mind what hospital do you work @? Sassybottom
    I work at Abbott Northwestern and new graduates with a BSN start at the same, $27.27.

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