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Columbus, Ohio- New grad wages

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Hello everyone! I just had a quick question! I am graduating with my RN as of May 2013 (am currently working as an LPN) in Daytona Beach FL. The new graduate "starting wages" around here are pretty low- about $19-20 in the hospital; and my fiancé and I might head up to Ohio (where we both are originally from). Can anyone give me an idea about what the hospitals in/near Columbus, Ohio are starting new graduates off at? I would greatly appreciate it, thanks!!

Did not mean to make this an article- sorry guys, a little new here :-x

catladyRN

Has 2 years experience.

I'm 2 hours outside of Columbus and started at $22/hr. I believe Columbus is about the same for wages.

madwife2002, BSN, RN

Specializes in RN, BSN, CHDN. Has 26 years experience.

Changed it to thread :-)

Hello. I'm a new grad working at one of the Ohio health hospitals here in Columbus Oh. My starting salary is $23.41 and I think that's about the starting pay for most of the hospitals around here. I believe Nationwide Children's Hospital pays slightly lower than that.

Great, thanks. Would you happen to know if the hospitals do shift differentials? They don't down here- night and weekend pay is the same as regular base pay :-/

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Yes they do. Ohio Health hospitals have a night and weekend shift diff of $4.75.

Thank you so much for your help, I really appreciate it. I do have one last question. I've heard "through the grapevine" that many of the hospitals in Columbus are "flooded" with nurses (which is hard to believe because we have such a nursing shortage here). Any thoughts, information?

You're very welcome. What you've heard is correct. Because we have a multitude of nursing schools in the central Ohio area, it takes a while as a new grad to find a job in the hospitals. My advice is to start applying before you move up here to expedite the process.

HeartNursing3

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 3 years experience.

OSU Medical Center starts at $23.56 for ADN and $24.24 for BSN. Shift differential is $5.00 per hour.

Maybe I got lucky, but I very recently graduated with my ADN and I have had great interviews at all 3 major hospital systems and got offered jobs at 2 of them pending passing the NCLEX next week (Mt Carmel didn't extend an offer).

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Great, thanks for the information! My fiancé is waiting to hear if he got accepted into OSU (which is the one we want him to get into out of all our options!), so fingers crossed. We are both originally from Ohio, but live in FL (RN pay in central FL is crap for new graduates). And good luck in you NCLEX (if you haven't already taken it- I'm a little late, oops!)

HeartNursing3

Specializes in Med/Surg. Has 3 years experience.

Great, thanks for the information! My fiancé is waiting to hear if he got accepted into OSU (which is the one we want him to get into out of all our options!), so fingers crossed. We are both originally from Ohio, but live in FL (RN pay in central FL is crap for new graduates). And good luck in you NCLEX (if you haven't already taken it- I'm a little late, oops!)

If this was in response to me, thank you. I did pass the NCLEX less than a week ago and accepted a job as a Staff Nurse at OSU. I start on Feb 25 and I couldn't be more excited! :) Good luck to your fiance as well!

Great!!! And thank you :-)

I'm a new grad RN in Columbus and having a hard time finding a job. Most hospitals around here are moving towards magnet status and prefer a BSN +1 year (at least) hospital experience. Also, we have a TON of nursing schools in the area so there are a bunch of us to choose from. The only classmates of mine that have found hospital jobs so far are the ones that "know a guy". I've started looking into nursing home jobs (do what you gotta do, right?) and it seems that the starting pay is around $23/hr too, but I'm not sure if they offer shift dif.

Thanks for the information. Best of luck on the job hunt!