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Graduate Nurse Pay

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Specializes in ED. Has 5 years experience.

Hello all,

I start in SLU's Accelerated BSN program next month.

I was wondering what graduate nurses get paid? (preferably in any of the Level One Trauma Hospitals)

I'm talking day shift base pay. Also, is there any extra for BSN and what is the extra once you pass the NCLEX?

Thanks!

WDWpixieRN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

We're hearing base pay rates that seem to average about $18.75/hour. I've only heard of one place -- St. John's that offers a BSN differential of .50/hour.

Best wishes!!

I'm starting at St. Lukes and my base pay is 18.88. i have been a tech there since september. I'll be working nights so i'm getting an extra 3.75 per hour during the week for that. not sure what weekend nights differential is.

WonderRN

Specializes in ED. Has 5 years experience.

I'm starting at St. Lukes and my base pay is 18.88. i have been a tech there since september. I'll be working nights so i'm getting an extra 3.75 per hour during the week for that. not sure what weekend nights differential is.

I have been reading about St Lukes and it really sounds like it had great pay/awesome benefits (bonus, loan forgiveness). It's definitely on my radar for when I graduate.:yeah:

I've been working for 3 years as a tech at Anthony's and I really like it. But do you think it would be to my benefit to get on a as a tech at Lukes so I have an in, and will be making more as a RN, when I graduate?

The only thing is that I would only be able to work PRN- like every Saturday, since I will be doing SLU's accelerated BSN program.:bugeyes:

Thanks for your posts!:bowingpur

I work at St. lukes PRN and they only require that I put in 24 hours a month. They can be any day. As far as working there to get you in, that would probably be beneficial but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get a job there after you graduate if you hadn't worked there.

WDWpixieRN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

I work at St. lukes PRN and they only require that I put in 24 hours a month. They can be any day. As far as working there to get you in, that would probably be beneficial but I don't see why you wouldn't be able to get a job there after you graduate if you hadn't worked there.

This though, depends on a number of factors...when I interviewed there I was told they had a large number of techs who were graduating and that they would get first shot at most jobs (pretty typical for most facilities)....additionally, there are a larger number of graduates in the spring and apparently this spring the numbers are huge (meaning: more competition for jobs), and finally, if the OP is interested in a specialty area such as newborn, L&D, or ER/OR, St. Luke's in particular told us that only if we had been a tech in those areas would we possibly be considered for those jobs with no previous RN experience.

I have been a tech in an ER in another facility and was told that only if I got a job as a tech at St. Luke's in their ER would I "possibly" be considered for a Graduate Nurse position. I couldn't even be considered coming from another facility.

Just an added consideration...

WonderRN

Specializes in ED. Has 5 years experience.

Thanks for your posts.:bow:

I know that St. Lukes only hires techs that already work there in the Er or ICU but on the floors they hire from outside the facility. They only hire once a year in the ER and I think this year they had 2 positions. Not sure about ICU.

GN's get hired at Cardinal Glennon for $18.50/hr.

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