bsn starting salaries

  1. im thinking about moving to ohio when i finish nursing school (currently in florida) i have heard that starting nursing salaries are a lot lower up there. most hospitals in this area start at about 17 or 18/hr. just wondering what hospitals up there start at (for new grads)
    thanks
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  3. by   andrecle
    Quote from bsm03d
    im thinking about moving to ohio when i finish nursing school (currently in florida) i have heard that starting nursing salaries are a lot lower up there. most hospitals in this area start at about 17 or 18/hr. just wondering what hospitals up there start at (for new grads)
    thanks
    I'm not sure what area of Ohio you're looking for, but in the Columbus area starting salaries are around $19-$22/hr.
  4. by   CEN35
    Cleveland, in 1996' I started at $17.??
  5. by   eprn
    In Cincinnati it's hovering between $18-$19 per hour.
  6. by   jaylynn67
    Quote from CEN35
    Cleveland, in 1996' I started at $17.??
    Do you mind me asking what your hourly rate is now after almost 10 years? Also what kind of benefits package do most of the nurses have? vacation, etc...?
  7. by   Stella-Ohio
    New grads in Lima make $18-19 plus shift/weekend differencials. BSN puts an additional 75cents to a dollar over the ADN rate I have given.
  8. by   eprn
    You know, I forgot to mention a little bit of precious info about the Cincinnati market. There is no BSN differential, and that sucks.

    Just thought I'd share...:angryfire
  9. by   nursingpal
    I read these post and it is shocking. I am an LPN almost finished with my RN. I started out in 2003 as an LPN making 18.5 an hour with $1 extra an hour if I did not call in or show up late. That was 7 years ago as an LPN. I currently make $21.5 as an LPN. It is sad to think a BSN would get paid less than an LPN. It is also scarry to think that I will go to school and not make any more money for all my effort. I hope that is not the case.
  10. by   bellehill
    I want to say you will start around $22/hr in Columbus but if you work nights that could be as high as $26/hr. Work some weekends and it is even higher. I have never heard of a different rate for BSN, sounds Lima has it going on!
  11. by   foreverLaur
    Quote from eprn
    You know, I forgot to mention a little bit of precious info about the Cincinnati market. There is no BSN differential, and that sucks.

    Just thought I'd share...:angryfire
    Why should you get more $$ because you took more general education? ADN or BSN.... nursing knowledge is the same. You each passed an identical licensing exam. When I finish my ADN (already have BA), I'll be one class shy of a RN-BSN program. Why should I receive less money because I don't want to take "Cultural Diversity in The Profession??" My psychology degree taught me enough about cultural diversity.
  12. by   AgentBeast
    Quote from foreverLaur
    Why should you get more $$ because you took more general education? ADN or BSN.... nursing knowledge is the same. You each passed an identical licensing exam. When I finish my ADN (already have BA), I'll be one class shy of a RN-BSN program. Why should I receive less money because I don't want to take "Cultural Diversity in The Profession??" My psychology degree taught me enough about cultural diversity.
    ADN focuses primarily on basic nursing skills. BSN in addition to the ADN skills focuses on nursing theory and evidence based practice. The BSN has a years worth of extra nursing classes over an ADN. A BSN is not equal to an ADN + some gen ed classes. That is just silly. I don't have a problem with ADN and BSN or even direct entry Masters prepared nurses starting at the same pay, because they all have a similar lack of nursing experience outside of whatever clinicals they may have had. To say they have the same knowledge however, is ignorant. The MSN nurse should be promoted and receive a pay increase before the BSN nurse and the BSN nurse promoted before the ADN nurse based on knowledge and the ability to apply that knowledge to the nursing practice.
  13. by   foreverLaur
    I'm fine with BSN being promoted over ADN and I think a BSN should be required for any management type position. But for any bedside nursing position, degree shouldn't matter as long as you are a RN and for new grad, it shouldn't matter either. When there are plenty of 100% online RN-BSN, how much better of a nurse can some Internet classes really make you?
  14. by   AgentBeast
    Quote from foreverLaur
    I'm fine with BSN being promoted over ADN and I think a BSN should be required for any management type position. But for any bedside nursing position, degree shouldn't matter as long as you are a RN and for new grad, it shouldn't matter either. When there are plenty of 100% online RN-BSN, how much better of a nurse can some Internet classes really make you?

    Most of the RN-BSN programs I've looked at (Granted the ONLY programs I look at are from respected universities ie The Ohio State University, Cleveland State, Akron, Kent State, Case Western, ect) all have a clinical component to them. Yes most of the program course work may be completed online. However, there are a significant number of clinical hours that must be completed in order to finish the RN-BSN program. It may be different at some of these other operations. I don't know, as I never have, and never will consider attending one of them. What good is a degree from a university/school nobody has heard of? However, I'll answer your question with another question: Can more knowledge make someone a worse nurse?

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