Hello I am moving to Meridian MS and I wanted to see what were the best hospitals and the starting pay for RN with BSN. I have a interview next week at Rush Hospital and wanted to get an idea what to expect. I will have 5 months experience in Med Surg when I move in January. Currently living in Georgia and make 18.86+diff( working nights making $21 on weekdays and about 22-23 on weekends)
Feb 1, '06
What did you find out at the interview?
Feb 3, '06
I'd be interested also in how the interview went and you're over feelings about the hospital and community. I'm up north and considering a southern move. I have lots of family in Biloxi, Gulfport, Vancleave, etc., but don't want to be that close to the coast. I was there in Oct. and saw Katrina's aftermath and it was just heartbreaking.
Feb 8, '06
I hear Rush starts new grads out about $16.50/hr + $1/hr for BSN + shift diff for nights/weekends. I only know this because a gal in my class is planning to go to work there. Sorry, I have no idea about their experience RN pay, though.
I've heard that Neshoba General (in Philadelphia, MS) pays better. They start out their new grads at $21/hr but I don't know about other benefits. I've also heard not such great things about their staffing - but I do know their ER nurses like it... My bro is one of the MDs that works there.
Feb 8, '06
Oops, didn't realize this was such an old post! Sorry for the VERY late reply.