RN salaries in NM? - page 2

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Hi Guys: Can anyone tell me how much are the hospitals paying to nurses in NM? There's many people talking about it in Florida. They said about $45/h? It is true?... Read More


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    I'm a new grad (January) working per diem contract - I'm working nights and weekends and making 42.00/hour plus 8.75 differential... It is possible, but right now a lot of facilities have hiring freezes and are using travelers or agency and filling in the gaps. I was extremely lucky that i have been at my facility for 2 years and transferred in to a posistion. Good Luck, though!!
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    i was offered a job at a nm hospital and the salary was $24 and change. as someone previously stated, the hospitals offer clinical ladders which offer additional money for certifications. as a new grad, you also get additional income as you complete various aspects/portions of the nurse residency program. by the end of your first year you will be well over $27.00 as a new grad. plus, this does not include the shift differential (i work nights) so my hourly rate (with shift diff.) is even higher. this, to me, is a good starting salary for a new grad!!! since i am originally from the east coast, i am glad the salaries are comparable. here in nm, the people are nice, it is a beautiful state and it has lots of culture. i love it!!

    with more experience, nurses can expect to receive even higher wages than the new grads!!!
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    A pay of $27 in NM sounds good to me considering the low COL down there !
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    In Santa Fe I get $28 and change after a year and three months. Nights and weekend differential bring it up into the thirties somewhere. We also get Below Minimum Core (understaffed per contract terms) nearly every shift since we're so short-staffed. That last bit was negotiated by the union. Smart move.
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    Okay. Also Santa Fe. I am one of the ones that gets $45. That is after 28 years of nursing, being a CNIII on the clinical ladder, get all the add ons for national certifications that I can, having a degree (BSN, it won't go up with the masters), etc. I also pay union dues on a percentage, and its worth every penny. It hasn't been that high for long, only since the last contract negotiation. Most make far less at my hospital.

    My first year as a grad nurse, I made $9.13 an hour.
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    As a newly license RN, which hospital is the best to start off in Albuquerque? I keep hearing to go with UNM, however it is very intimidating to me. Does anyone know the pay for graduate RN w/o experience? Anyone willing to share the ratio of nurses to patients at Pres, Lovelace and UNM?
    Thanks for your help. Trying to make the right decision
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    As a newly license RN, which hospital is the best to start off in Albuquerque? I keep hearing to go with UNM, however it is very intimidating to me. Does anyone know the pay for graduate RN w/o experience? Anyone willing to share the ratio of nurses to patients at Pres, Lovelace and UNM?
    Thanks for your help. Trying to make the right decision


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