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 the Minneapolis and surrounding areas. Thanks!
i am also only a pre-nursing student, but according to the statistics of my college (graduate job placement), around here newly grad RNs start anywhere from 16-30$/hour- so i guess an average of 20 sounds about right. i live in the country (mcleod county), though, twin cities metro might pay more.
I just graduate from nursing school and found a job in a hospital even before I graduate. All MN hospital pay new graduates who without any experiences $25 per hour, if you work at straight evening or nights, there will be variable pay. About how easy to find a job, I will say it is not that hard. At least, most of my classmates found job before graduate. Another suggestion, finding a nursing assistant job in a hospital, it helps a lot.
Wow. Impressive. In downtown Chicago, the base pay averages $23-24/hr (before differentials) for new grad nurses. It seems merit raises are coming several times per year though in this area, and they are not experiencing nearly as much of a nursing shortage as the rural hospitals are.
But remember, the best hospital for a new grad IS NOT the one that offers you the best salary. It is the one that offers you the best new grad training program- because THAT is what will have the most long-lasting effect on your career. Your salary will go up as you gain experience no matter where you work.