Advanced Practice Columnist / Guide juan de la cruz, MSN, RN, NP 9 Articles; 4,338 Posts Specializes in APRN, Adult Critical Care, General Cardiology. Has 31 years experience. Jan 9, 2021 4 minutes ago, JKL33 said: Tell me more. ? Well our Clinical Nurse 1...a new grad! is started at $142,798.32 a year (I just checked our union contract). Don't be envious though, the cost of a studio apartment (300 sq feet) is $2,000/month in a bad neighborhood.