starting wage for RN?? - page 3

by brandye1 | 29,404 Views | 34 Comments

hi everyone, I am new to this forum and to Ohio. I just move here about a month ago, took my boards, and got a job....the only thing is that I am not sure what the wage is for new RN grads?? I am about an hour North of... Read More


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    I was a new grad two years ago, in the Cleveland area, and started at $23.25, not including shift diff.
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    Thank you,
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    The RN internships that I am applying for next month start at $23.25!
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    Hi guys,
    I have few questions about internships:
    Can somebody please explain me what is internship or externship? when do you apply for that? Like after you are done with your program. I have three quarters left for my program. And how do you find these internships? Do you get hired after your internship?
    I will appreciate any information. thanks
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    This is what I know and understand. You apply to externships while you are still in school and not licensed. My fellow nursing students have done their externships the summer before our last semester (we graduate in December). Most are paid and you work alongside a preceptor like you would during clinicals. Internships you can apply to before you graduate; however, most require that you must graduate and pass the NCLEX before you can start. Most are paid with benefits; however, your time at the hospital does not start until after your internship. Most internships are anywhere from 5 to 6 months and they include orientation, classroom lectures, and working under a preceptor. It depends where you live and where you apply to if you have a job after the internship. My friend in Texas did an externship this summer, already interviewed for an internship, and she is guarenteed a job on that floor after the 5 months. I am, however, moving to Ohio and what I have found is that after the internship you are only guarenteed to interview for all open positions.
    As far as finding an externship or internship, google the hospitals that you are interested in applying to and they are located under the job openings. I would recommend that if you have any questions call the human resources office and talk with a nursing recruiter. Because nursing jobs are so competitive most externships and internships go by GPA and have other stipulations and that is what you want to find out! Best of luck to you
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    Thank you so much for all this information. This is very helpful.
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    Always welcome!
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    Cincinnati is around $21-$22/hr, night shift usually pays a $4 shift dif though. No sign-on bonuses here, too many nursing schools and it's really hard to get a job as a new grad too! Just be thankful to have a job :0)
    Good luck, and just keep moving up the food chain!
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    Quote from CortniRN
    Cincinnati is around $21-$22/hr, night shift usually pays a $4 shift dif though. No sign-on bonuses here, too many nursing schools and it's really hard to get a job as a new grad too! Just be thankful to have a job :0)
    Good luck, and just keep moving up the food chain!
    Just curious, are you working at University? I just got a job there, and this sounds just about what my pay will be.
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    Hi, new grad here also! I started orientation last week, and new grad RN's here (about an hour west of Cleveland) start off at $24.19 base rate.


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