Average pay for a new RN in KCMO????

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    I'm going to be graduating soon and would like to know what the average pay is for a new RN to a general Tele or MedSurg floor. I don't want to be too eager and take a really low pay and end up quitting and starting a new job because of better pay. I currently work at St. Lukes East and I know they pay more than the Plaza location but what about Centerpoint or Truman Hospital Hill?? Any advise would be great, and before anyone jumps on me, I didn't go into nursing for the pay but I would like to make around the average that most hospitals hire new RN's at.

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    Check into Truman Medical Center Hospital Hill. They have a new grad residency program there.
    Last edit by shoegalRN on Apr 7, '12 : Reason: ....
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    Thanks, I will. Any idea how much they start new grads at?
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    I hear they start off with approximately 21.00+ hr plus a differential for nights/weekends.
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    That's what I heard about St. Lukes Plaza as well, I just thought it sounded a little low, but I guess not. Thank You
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    Yeah, most hospitals around the KCMO area starting pay for new grads is around low to mid 20's range. This is a being a staff nurse. I believe the HCA hospitals start off about the same. The difference is in the differentials, benefits and experience.

    If you are looking for something based on pay alone, I would try the VA. They typically start off a little more than most of the area hospitals.

    For the Kansas side, I hear KU might be slightly higher.
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    Thank you!
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    Quote from shoegalRN
    Yeah, most hospitals around the KCMO area starting pay for new grads is around low to mid 20's range. This is a being a staff nurse. I believe the HCA hospitals start off about the same. The difference is in the differentials, benefits and experience.

    If you are looking for something based on pay alone, I would try the VA. They typically start off a little more than most of the area hospitals.

    For the Kansas side, I hear KU might be slightly higher.
    KU starts at 21.50/hr but night shift diff is the highest in the area, I believe, at an extra 6.50/hr.

    The VA is pretty hard to get into unless you have some sort of military background/experience.
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    Thank you!
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    I graduated with a few people who got hired straight into the VA without military or nursing experience.

    It was a long lengthy process, but from what I hear from them it was worth it in terms of pay and benefits.

    But that's been over 3 years ago, so things may have changed......


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