I know this post is a little late, but I just joined the forum! Palmetto Health pays new grads $18.90 base and then they add the following:
+ $1 for BSN
+ $1 for permanent shift
+ $1.50 for evenings
+ $2.00 for nights
+ $5.00 for weekends
They also pay $200 for your NCLEX and you get a $5000 bonus if you are hired into a critical needs area. Also, Palmetto Health pays you for the time you put into credentialing classes, but they don't pay for the actual class itself. And, they offer a $5000 tuition reimbursement program per year.
Hope this helps anyone interested in working at Palmetto Health.
As far as Lexington Medical- they don't routinely hire new grads unless it's for one of their med-surg internship / residency programs. And, Providence Hospitals are the same base pay but they only pay the additional $1 for a BSN- they don't offer any bonuses or other shift diffs for new grads but they do offer a great 6 month intense orientation and they pay for all your credentialing courses like PALS, etc.
I just graduated in December and have been interviewing at all the hospitals in the Columbia-metro area. It took a lot of time and I had to make a lot of hard decisions about where to start my nursing career. I wish everyone the best of luck when they get out there and start their job hunt!!