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Does anyone know why county hospital nurses paid a lot more better than most hospitals? I meet a new grad nurse and they are in the high 50's for their starting salary.

What are the pros and cons in comparison to a county hospital?

I am a soon to be new grad and I want to prepare myself for the job market.

traumaRUs, MSN, APRN, CNS

Specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU. Has 27 years experience.

You might want to post in the particular state's forum as I'm not sure even what state you are referring to.

You might want to post in the particular state's forum as I'm not sure even what state you are referring to.

So sorry Oakland California, Bay Area

Highland Hospital

Hi Studentnurseee,

I am a new RN and I work to a state hospital in Texas where the population is developmentally disabled and mentall ill. Because no one really wants to work with this population and the high turn over rate of nurses, I am paid far more here than my classmates who are at the hospitals. I was born at Highland Hosp in Oakland, and given the area, I'm guessing they have the same problem. That I believe is the con of it. The pro is the high pay but you best believe you'll earn every dime of it. You'll also get a wealth of experience in just about every area. Oh how I miss the Bay!! Good luck to you!!