New grad

  1. Hi everyone, I am a new grad with my BSN looking to relocate from Chicago to a nice worm not so humid state, and a well paid job with great benefits. Is like I wont it all! I just found out that some states are paying $30-40 an hr. Could some one give me advice on were to go?
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    Joined: May '07; Posts: 2

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  3. by   gradRN2007
    hi
    memorial regional hospital (s) hiring new grads, new nurse starts at $22 i think but phenomenal benefits, $10,000 signon bonus, all different shifts and will hire right into er.icu with 6 month orientation with a preceptor
    i start in cardiac icu the 24th, first RN job
    if you decide to apply use me for a bonus, with both get one!!!
    good luck
    ps. weekend shift gets $15 more an hour, for 12 week signon (once you can work on your own)
  4. by   Tweety
    Florida would not be the place. We're warm and humid and pay about the same, maybe a little more. Good luck in finding something. Sounds like the Southwest is what your after, like California.
  5. by   suzanne4
    Where starting salaries are in the higher ranges, the cost of living is much higher as well. Just something to think about. And then your tax rate is also higher.
  6. by   MikeyJ
    And hospitals offering large sign-on bonuses and enormous pay rates should also send up a red-flag. My nursing professor was telling us that these hospitals usually have HORRIBLE nurse-patient ratios, or perhaps horrible working conditions.
  7. by   Fresnozabuso1
    ok what about california how is the weather like? and what areas are condusive for married couples. Also, which hospitals will you recormend and what is the base pay an hr for new grads.

    THANKS!!!

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