Which state pays best for new RN grads?? - page 2

Hello. I'm graduating this year and was wondering if anyone knew which state or area offers the best starting salaries for new grads? And also anyone know of any openings in these states or areas? ... Read More

  1. by   beachbutterfly
    Quote from 1a2s3d
    Hello. I'm graduating this year and was wondering if anyone knew which state or area offers the best starting salaries for new grads? And also anyone know of any openings in these states or areas? Take care!
    To be completely honest with you I'm a New RN and I dont care about which state pays the best for a new RN.My only wish is to get a decent job offer (you know basic things any new grad would hope for like fair orientation period,supportive co-workers,nice charge nurse) given the economical turmoil U.S found itself in.
  2. by   Never Give Up
    What do you mean a "fair orientation period" ....I don't know what that means.
    thanks.
  3. by   sunnycalifRN
    California, San Francisco bay area . . $32-34 for new grads . . . only problem . . . they're not hiring new grads. (That's what they paid, when they were hiring a few years back)
  4. by   April, RN
    Quote from Never Give Up
    What do you mean a "fair orientation period" ....I don't know what that means.
    thanks.
    Orientation is your training period. As a new grad, you want to make sure your new employer gives you a fair orientation period, meaning long enough for you to learn what you need to know to practice safely and feel comfortable. Usually this is 8-12 weeks following an experienced nurse, even up to 6 months for a new grad in an ICU. Many places put new grads through some classroom time as well.
  5. by   inkedRN
    The hospital I work at in Central CT is hiring new grads at $28.25. In fact, they pay the new grads more than me, a RN with 18 months at the hospital. Don't even get me started....
  6. by   Shanimal
    Quote from inkedRN
    The hospital I work at in Central CT is hiring new grads at $28.25. In fact, they pay the new grads more than me, a RN with 18 months at the hospital. Don't even get me started....
    Oh, wow. I would definitely request a raise for equal or better pay. No, no--I would DEMAND it

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