Columbus, Ohio- New grad wages

  1. 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 hospital; and my fiancé and I might head up to Ohio (where we both are originally from). Can anyone give me an idea about what the hospitals in/near Columbus, Ohio are starting new graduates off at? I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!!
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  3. by   bpilko111
    Did not mean to make this an article- sorry guys, a little new here :-x
  4. by   catladyRN
    I'm 2 hours outside of Columbus and started at $22/hr. I believe Columbus is about the same for wages.
  5. by   bpilko111
    Thank you :-)
  6. by   madwife2002
    Changed it to thread :-)
  7. by   bpilko111
    Thanks
  8. by   NaturalNurse85
    Hello. I'm a new grad working at one of the Ohio health hospitals here in Columbus Oh. My starting salary is $23.41 and I think that's about the starting pay for most of the hospitals around here. I believe Nationwide Children's Hospital pays slightly lower than that.
  9. by   bpilko111
    Great, thanks. Would you happen to know if the hospitals do shift differentials? They don't down here- night and weekend pay is the same as regular base pay :-/
  10. by   NaturalNurse85
    Quote from bpilko111
    Great, thanks. Would you happen to know if the hospitals do shift differentials? They don't down here- night and weekend pay is the same as regular base pay :-/
    Yes they do. Ohio Health hospitals have a night and weekend shift diff of $4.75.
  11. by   bpilko111
    Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I do have one last question. I've heard "through the grapevine" that many of the hospitals in Columbus are "flooded" with nurses (which is hard to believe because we have such a nursing shortage here). Any thoughts, information?
  12. by   NaturalNurse85
    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.
  13. by   bpilko111
    Thanks again :-)
  14. by   HeartNursing3
    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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