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How much do you earn as a newly graduated RN?

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I'm graduating as a RN from a community college in 2013. I was wondering how much RNs earn if you recently graduated in the NJ/NY area. Let's say you work 40+ hours.

bds165

Has 4 years experience.

5,000 bucks an hour, free cocktails on your 1 hour lunch break, soft yet inspirational music when you walk into a patient's room, and doctors who give monthly speeches touting your exemplary achievements.

And you thought memorizing the muscles of the forearm wasn't worth it....:smokin:

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

i'm graduating as a rn from a community college in 2013. i was wondering how much rns earn if you recently graduated in the nj/ny area. let's say you work 40+ hours.

i am in central new jersey and works still as an lpn in ltc facility. i will make 28-30 per hour as a new grad rn when i receive my actual paper rn license and show it to my job. the hospitals around me pay about the same.

and we have 8 hour shift x 5 days so 40+ hours per week.

hopefully, by the time you graduate, the job market for new grad nurses (lpn & rn) will turn around because it is very difficult to find a new grad nursing job here in nj.

angel, rn

Edited by agldragonRN

5,000 bucks an hour, free cocktails on your 1 hour lunch break, soft yet inspirational music when you walk into a patient's room, and doctors who give monthly speeches touting your exemplary achievements.

And you thought memorizing the muscles of the forearm wasn't worth it....:smokin:

Wow where are you working? Can I apply as a janitor?

NJMEDguy48

Specializes in student.

i am in central new jersey and works still as an lpn in ltc facility. i will make 28-30 per hour as a new grad rn when i receive my actual paper rn license and show it to my job. the hospitals around me pay about the same.

and we have 8 hour shift x 5 days so 40+ hours per week.

hopefully, by the time you graduate, the job market for new grad nurses (lpn & rn) will turn around because it is very difficult to find a new grad nursing job here in nj.

angel, rn

i am torn here. i was set on going for my lpn through a local county vo tech lpn program 11 month. then hit local community colllege for as degree rn program then to bsn i have no interest in hospital setting really interested in ltc . are there opportunities as lpn ? or is the cna what they want... i want to work nights (love night work) but i am really concerned there might not be any jobs in central nj even though senior centers are everywhere around here. oh btw it sounds like you are staying at ltc facility u are at ... is that true ? and lastly do u plan on going for bsn as my x did the community college (ocean) but quickly went to kean for bsn as strongly suggested by her employer.

agldragonRN

Specializes in Wound Care, LTC, Sub-Acute, Vents. Has 5 years experience.

i am torn here. i was set on going for my lpn through a local county vo tech lpn program 11 month. then hit local community colllege for as degree rn program then to bsn i have no interest in hospital setting really interested in ltc . are there opportunities as lpn ? or is the cna what they want... i want to work nights (love night work) but i am really concerned there might not be any jobs in central nj even though senior centers are everywhere around here. oh btw it sounds like you are staying at ltc facility u are at ... is that true ? and lastly do u plan on going for bsn as my x did the community college (ocean) but quickly went to kean for bsn as strongly suggested by her employer.

yes i am staying at my current facility for now until i get that golden one year rn experience. my job is moving me from ltc unit to subacute unit where all the rns are. and yes i am doing my bsn right away while i am still in a student mode.

it's really hard to find Nursing Jobs here in central jersey. hospitals are not hiring new grads. they all want experience. but i still recommend you do the lpn program. it's a great way to start your career in nursing. after you do the first semester of lpn, you are eligible to challenge the cna exam. i suggest you do this and apply as a cna to get your foot in the door. although it is hard to work and go to school at the same time but you make it work! i was working full-time for both my lpn & rn program. good luck!

angel