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by Tiabluesky Tiabluesky (Member)

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New grad here. I just got hired at a place where the pay is lower than other places. I just don't know if I should take it if I'll be doing the same amount of work as a place where they would be paying higher. The staff seems supportive and the facility is clean. Someone I know just started working here via an agency and is getting paid more.

Should I take the job or hold off on it?

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How many other job offers do you have in hand?

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As of now 1-2 lines up. I am still looking and applying places

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how much is average pay for lvn in your job market if you don't mind me asking ?

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how much is average pay for lvn in your job market if you don't mind me asking ?

New grads in some places are getting $25-27 an hour. This place is currently paying $24/hr

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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Can't compare to what an agency nurse is receiving as they often get premium rates and no benefits.

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JustBeachyNurse has 10 years experience and works as a Nurse.

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New grads in some places are getting $25-27 an hour. This place is currently paying $24/hr

But do you have an offer from a facility that pays higher?

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Well, as a new grad, you don't have a whole lot of "pull" when negotiating salary. That being said, I would still advise you to do it. Also think about what kind of skills you can learn at this job that you can put on your resume. Do they offer stuff like ACLS or wound care?

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always shop around, anything is possible as a new grad.

i myself started at 22hr as a new grad at a subacute. was working there for about 2 months or so, and landed a job in case management starting at 27.72 plus bilingual premium which is about 28.66 and receiving a raise this month, employer paid dental, and healthcare through Kaiser paid for as well. PTO, Sick leave etc. the works.

they say new grads cant get jobs, it all depends on how badly you want it.

be assertive and you can accomplish anything.

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Elektra6 has 13 years experience as a BSN and works as a Home Health RN.

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Sometimes it's worth working in a great facility for a little less especially as a new grad. If they like you, you can always get more money in the future.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and works as a RN Supervisor.

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You can't compare your pay to an agency nurse, they are of course paid by a different company than the facility they are working at plus agency almost always gets premium pay, agency nurses are also experienced so you have to factor that in as well. What you need to know is if the offer you received is in line with local wages for nurses that are at the same level of education and experience that you are at.

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Peace of mind is a lot better than salary, unless there's a dire need for the higher salary.

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