Starting pay for a New Grad? - page 5

by NICUplease

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Just wondering what the starting pay for a New Grad is in or around Oklahoma City? What about the pay for a New Grad in the NICU or any other critical care unit?... Read More


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    Yep there is. Like we got differentials for evening/night shift, weekend, holidays and then there are shift supplements for picking up shifts in advance, extenting shifts and callback, on-call etc. I wish I'd get some of that in my position.
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    Quote from nanasuzy
    55,000/yr = >26/hr Not in Oklahoma.
    I would disagree. Virtually all the RNs that I work with who have experience are making $30/hr or more and that is NOT counting in their shift diffs, etc. Heck I've been an RN for 1 year and I'm making $23/hr

    New grads may not start out making a whole lot but with time and experience you can certainly make $30/h here in OK which I would consider to be pretty good money for this state.
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    I just graduated May 2010! Can anyone give updated new grad wages for the metro hospitals like Mercy, Deaconness, Integris, Saints, OU, select, etc???? I know pay isn't the only thing to factor but I really am weighing my options. I hear alot of different rates and beginning to think some ppl dont know what they're talking about lol.
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    You should be able to just call up the nursing recruiters at all the local hospital to find out new grad RN rates, it easy to find out. I know when I graduated 2 years ago and started working for OUMed my starting base pay was $18.65/hr. I would be interested to see if the pay has gone up.

    I would bet most new grads are starting out around $19/hr.
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    Quote from marilynmom
    I know when I graduated 2 years ago and started working for OUMed my starting base pay was $18.65/hr. I would be interested to see if the pay has gone up.

    I would bet most new grads are starting out around $19/hr.
    Nope, it's still $18.65 hourly at OU Medical Center. I completed an RN program in the OKC area recently, and one of the HR managers from OU Medical Center spoke to our class about working for them after graduation. He quoted a pay rate of $18.65 per hour.

    I think the economy plays a major role in the stagnant wages. Since many new grads are desperate to find a job, the major hospitals are in no hurry to raise their starting pay rates because they know that people will willingly work for a wage that is no longer competitive. I believe that Integris is paying $18.44 and that Saint Anthony's is offering $18.93 per hour.
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    See, someone told me that Integris was paying 19.50 to start, as well as Deaconness. I was offered 18.83 for Saints CCU. I will probably call around to just clarify. But yeah I definitely think the new grad start pay hasn't progressed due to the economy. I dont know. What about the starting new grad pay for Oklahoma Heart Hospital?
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    Quote from TheCommuter
    Nope, it's still $18.65 hourly at OU Medical Center. I completed an RN program in the OKC area recently, and one of the HR managers from OU Medical Center spoke to our class about working for them after graduation. He quoted a pay rate of $18.65 per hour.

    I think the economy plays a major role in the stagnant wages. Since many new grads are desperate to find a job, the major hospitals are in no hurry to raise their starting pay rates because they know that people will willingly work for a wage that is no longer competitive. I believe that Integris is paying $18.44 and that Saint Anthony's is offering $18.93 per hour.
    Thanks.

    Have most of your classmates been able to get RN jobs? I graduated in 2008 and we basically had our choice of what we wanted to do, so Im curious as to what its like out there now for new grads. I graduated in May 2008 and by Dec of that year our census had dropped and we were being canceled left and right and I had to look for a more stable job to support my family because by Jan/Feb it had gotten no better (needed a consistent paycheck). So that is one question new grads need to ask about is how they handle staffing when census drops and they do not need all the RNs they have scheduled....something I wish I would have known about.

    I worked for OU for 2 years (nurse partner and RN) and now Ive been at Saints for about a year and a half. Just for anyone who is curious Saints does pay raises once a year and it is all focused on your units patient satisfaction score, employee satisfaction, and other unit goals as well as completing your yearly competencies (that is 1%). I work in a unit that scores good (which is such a joke to me) and my raise this year was 3.8%. Last year it was about 4%. I know when I was in nursing school and a new grad I always wondered what my raises would be like, so I just wanted to pass that along.
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    Quote from marilynmom
    I'm a new grad in the ICU and I make $18.65/hr plus differentials. HTH. I think my pay is typical for new grads here.
    r u a rn or lvn with that pay?
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    Quote from MrsLRJ
    r u a rn or lvn with that pay?
    She is an RN with a BSN degree.
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    I am a new grad from CA (grad may '09) and have been thinking about moving to OKC. I've had a phone interview with a nurse mgr. She informed me that starting pay for a new grad is $19.35. I'm definitely leaning towards making the move to OKC since CA is just not the place for a new grad. They are not hiring and I'm very rarely getting an interview. I think the sacrifice to move is a big one, but I'd be doing what I love.

    I was wondering, does OU Medical offer relocation assistance? I was hoping to find an answer before I ask the nursing manager. Thanks in advanced for any info! =)


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