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- May 7, '12 by 2bnurseforce1Ok my input. I work in Norfolk, VA. I work night shift $24.60 a new grad, just finished school in October, and I work in a med-surg/stepdown unit.
- May 7, '12 by cardiacrocksI work cardiac step-down unit, 23.41 and $3.00 more for nights and an additional .50 cents for weekends. Large teaching hospital in PA.
- May 7, '12 by JZ_RNlol maywu I am stuck in ltc/rehab... wish I could find anything else!
- May 7, '12 by mindlor22.62 per hour here in Florida. ADN, first nursing job, zero hospital experience.
This is an LTAC
- May 7, '12 by One1$25, Emergency Department, BSN
- May 7, '12 by mindlormine is for day shift btw
- May 7, '12 by DamaskCommunity hospital - med surg, mid-sized midwestern city, $23/hr.
- May 7, '12 by sallyp911In CA, salaries are higher along with the cost of living, if you live in the right place (meaning you might have to commute or find more shared housing), it's not as bad as most people find out, being a CA person all my life.
These are current starting salaries per hour without any mention of the diff's and it's numbers posted on their hiring sites or friends who are already in:
UC Davis Med...$46.24
The higher salaries are the hospitals located in the Northern CA areas. They also have minimum 3.50 overall GPA's to be considered and so stated in their application minimum requirements. It is very possible to make close to $100K in those hospitals with the diff's for night, evening and holiday's.
All hospitals are BSN preferred only.Last edit by sallyp911 on May 7, '12 : Reason: added info
- May 7, '12 by MeriwhenStarted out in the southeast, ADN. Psych since day 1. Base plus evening/weekend diff came to about $26 hour...which was higher than what most new grads got in that area: most are lucky to break $23-24 an hour, even with the NOC shift diff included.
- May 7, '12 by eatmysoxRNWest TN, ADN (no difference in pay for BSN though): all units pay the same at the hospital: $21.10 base, $1 bedside, $3.50 nights, $1.50 weekends
Another hospital in the same area $20.60 base, $2.50 for 1500-1900, then $3.50 for nights. Extra $5 for weekends.
Both required you pay part of your health insurance. Benefits were lacking.
I haven't been working long, but I realize that a high hourly rate doesn't always mean the best employer. Especially when you're paying $75 per pay period for crappy individual health insurance.