RN starting salary in OKC - page 2

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I really have no clue how much new grads are making starting out. I've heard about $18/hr base plus differentials--does that sound about right? How much does the average RN with experience make after a few years? Marilyn... Read More


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    General info to answer questions are most welcome.
    No recruitment, however, is expected.

    Thread moves forward.
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    Hi marilyn,

    I have privately sent you some answers to your questions. I hope they help! I would like to add a thought to your question about having a choice on the unit you will work if you have taken a scholarship....As a Nurse Recruiter, I want any RN who I help place in a given unit to feel it is the best fit for him/her. I WANT them to be happy with their choice. In my experience, having a scholarship does not limit your choices of specialty.
    Good luck!
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    Thunderwolf,

    For clarification....I have NOT recruited at all. I have not mentioned (nor do I intend to) the facility I work for. I am here to read any info on my profession that interests me. If I can be of help to nursing students or others who have questions, I will be happy to help with information.
    First and foremost, I am a nurse.
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    Thank you for the clarification.
    It only raised a little concern, but I needed to mention it.
    Thank you for the assistance. That is what we are all here for.
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    Quote from shotnbum
    Hi marilyn,

    I have privately sent you some answers to your questions. I hope they help! I would like to add a thought to your question about having a choice on the unit you will work if you have taken a scholarship....As a Nurse Recruiter, I want any RN who I help place in a given unit to feel it is the best fit for him/her. I WANT them to be happy with their choice. In my experience, having a scholarship does not limit your choices of specialty.
    Good luck!
    Thanks for answering! I didn't get an email or PM from you though and would like to You can send me a PM or an email by clicking on my user name (marilynmom).

    Marilyn
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    Now in Tulsa, last time I checked (and yes, this was a few years ago), new grads were getting $14.01 at a certain hospital. Not sure of the area of care, nor shift. But OKC may offer a little more.

    And those of you in OKC are very lucky to have the only magnet hospital in Oklahoma. Don't know if any Tulsa hospitals are moving towards Magnet status.
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    $14????? WHAT!!?? No freekin way! I hope not!
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    Quote from OURN83
    $14????? WHAT!!?? No freekin way! I hope not!
    As I said, this was a few years ago... it's probably way outdated. I can't get salary.com to work for me, but I'm sure that new grads probably make closer to the $18/hr seems more on target. It totally depends also on what the field is as well.

    I'd write a bit more but I'm literally about to fall asleepl.
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    Quote from marilynmom
    I really have no clue how much new grads are making starting out. I've heard about $18/hr base plus differentials--does that sound about right? How much does the average RN with experience make after a few years?

    Marilyn (who should be getting her acceptance/rejection letter in the mail today--I'm so excited!! Wish me luck! I'll post later, I'm pretty confident I'm getting in)

    Depending on what hospital you work at:

    Mercy and Oklahoma Heart HOspital 17/hr
    Baptist 17.21/hr
    Deaconess 17.45/hr
    OU med center 17.60/hr
    St. anthonys 17.93/hr

    Shift diffs are generally 2 for evenings, 2.5 for nights and 3 for weekends.

    These are the bigger hospitals in the city. HOpe this helps:spin:
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    I just graduated and got hired on at OU. It is 9.60 as a nurse partner (while in school), 16.00 as a nurse tech (graduate nurse), 17.60 as a RN with 2.35 evenings, 2.60 nights and 3.00 weekends. I also got a $4K sign on bonus that was tax free if I took it before I graduated.

    I know when I was looking at some of the other hospitals, most were the same just their benefits differed. I think the highest hospital is Shawnee Unity and it is like either $18 or $18.50 maybe?

    HTH!


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