Columbus, Ohio- New grad wages - page 2

by bpilko111 10,855 Views | 25 Comments

Hello everyone! I just had a quick question! I am graduating with my RN as of May 2013 (am currently working as an LPN) in Daytona Beach FL. The new graduate "starting wages" around here are pretty low- about $19-20 in the... Read More


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    You're very welcome. What you've heard is correct. Because we have a multitude of nursing schools in the central Ohio area, it takes a while as a new grad to find a job in the hospitals. My advice is to start applying before you move up here to expedite the process.
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    Thanks again :-)
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    OSU Medical Center starts at $23.56 for ADN and $24.24 for BSN. Shift differential is $5.00 per hour.

    Maybe I got lucky, but I very recently graduated with my ADN and I have had great interviews at all 3 major hospital systems and got offered jobs at 2 of them pending passing the NCLEX next week (Mt Carmel didn't extend an offer).
    Last edit by HeartNursing3 on Jan 22, '13 : Reason: added.
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    Great, thanks for the information! My fiancÚ is waiting to hear if he got accepted into OSU (which is the one we want him to get into out of all our options!), so fingers crossed. We are both originally from Ohio, but live in FL (RN pay in central FL is crap for new graduates). And good luck in you NCLEX (if you haven't already taken it- I'm a little late, oops!)
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    Quote from bpilko111
    Great, thanks for the information! My fiancÚ is waiting to hear if he got accepted into OSU (which is the one we want him to get into out of all our options!), so fingers crossed. We are both originally from Ohio, but live in FL (RN pay in central FL is crap for new graduates). And good luck in you NCLEX (if you haven't already taken it- I'm a little late, oops!)
    If this was in response to me, thank you. I did pass the NCLEX less than a week ago and accepted a job as a Staff Nurse at OSU. I start on Feb 25 and I couldn't be more excited! Good luck to your fiance as well!
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    Great!!! And thank you :-)
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    I'm a new grad RN in Columbus and having a hard time finding a job. Most hospitals around here are moving towards magnet status and prefer a BSN +1 year (at least) hospital experience. Also, we have a TON of nursing schools in the area so there are a bunch of us to choose from. The only classmates of mine that have found hospital jobs so far are the ones that "know a guy". I've started looking into nursing home jobs (do what you gotta do, right?) and it seems that the starting pay is around $23/hr too, but I'm not sure if they offer shift dif.
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    Thanks for the information. Best of luck on the job hunt!
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    Quote from chibiRN
    I'm a new grad RN in Columbus and having a hard time finding a job. Most hospitals around here are moving towards magnet status and prefer a BSN +1 year (at least) hospital experience. Also, we have a TON of nursing schools in the area so there are a bunch of us to choose from. The only classmates of mine that have found hospital jobs so far are the ones that "know a guy". I've started looking into nursing home jobs (do what you gotta do, right?) and it seems that the starting pay is around $23/hr too, but I'm not sure if they offer shift dif.
    Keep at it. I do not have a BSN and I interviewed at all 3 adult hospitals and was offered jobs at 2. I took the OSU job and turned down an interview at Children's. I only had connections at 1 of them. However, I had been accepted to both OSU and OU's RN-BSN program which was really important to them.
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    Quote from HeartNursing3
    Keep at it. I do not have a BSN and I interviewed at all 3 adult hospitals and was offered jobs at 2. I took the OSU job and turned down an interview at Children's. I only had connections at 1 of them. However, I had been accepted to both OSU and OU's RN-BSN program which was really important to them.
    Thanks for the words of encouragement! I've applied to both OSU and OU also and am still waiting to hear back but finishing up my pre-req's in the mean time. Any tips getting an interview with the adult hospitals in the area? I've been putting in applications like crazy & calling HR (who by the way, seem like they would rather talk with anyone but a desperate new grad), but still no luck. Is there something I'm missing?


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