Beaumont Hospital

  1. Does anyone know how much Beaumont starts they're nurses off with?
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  3. by   alltsonm
    Yeah - I started work there in June.

    $24.03 - no secret.

    There is a educational allowance like $200/year for CE, and maybe up to $1200 per year for advanced degree classes. Benefits like retirement and 403B are pretty poor. Look at the whole package when you compare facilities. Parking is free. Cafeteria food is expensive

    The chance to get a raise is really limited due to this new pay for performance program.

    some hospitals pay more but you have to consider a lot of factors. Your happiness is always number one.
  4. by   NoviceRN10
    Quote from alltsonm
    Yeah - I started work there in June.

    $24.03 - no secret.

    There is a educational allowance like $200/year for CE, and maybe up to $1200 per year for advanced degree classes. Benefits like retirement and 403B are pretty poor. Look at the whole package when you compare facilities. Parking is free. Cafeteria food is expensive

    The chance to get a raise is really limited due to this new pay for performance program.

    some hospitals pay more but you have to consider a lot of factors. Your happiness is always number one.

    Which Beaumont do you work at?
  5. by   CRNANP2BE
    realllyy?

    I personally thought it would be much more than that, because of the fact of how good of a hospital beaumont is... is that royal oak or troy ?
  6. by   hair_tie
    When I applied to college I was told when you work for a hospital like Beaumont its not the money you get its the fact that the next job you go and apply for they will see that you worked there and know that you have some damn good training and work experience under your belt. I was told some of the better paying places are in the less than favorable neighborhoods. Now this isn't always the case so please don't anyone get angry with me.
  7. by   alltsonm
    I work at Beaumont Royal Oak. What I learned is that many of the poorest serviced hospitals pay the highest salaries. Serviced means poor technology, patients with lousy insurance so that by the time they show up for help there isn't much that can be done, and the physicians and medical options are often not top notch.

    At Beaumont, my humble opinion, the equipment, medicines, physicians, and available procedures and tests are really excellent (at least in the top 10 for the state - just a guess) but the working atmosphere (salary, benefits, team work, fellowship, room for advancement, opportunity for salary raises, and overall pay) is mediocre.


    Others in different units are welcome to argue. I would like to see if others find this not true.

    And by the way, are salaries outside the hospital setting always worse? I have heard that to work in a large private practice (several MD's and a staff of maybe 10 or 15 ) pay the poorest of all.
  8. by   Carebear77
    Quote from alltsonm
    Yeah - I started work there in June.

    $24.03 - no secret.

    There is a educational allowance like $200/year for CE, and maybe up to $1200 per year for advanced degree classes. Benefits like retirement and 403B are pretty poor. Look at the whole package when you compare facilities. Parking is free. Cafeteria food is expensive

    The chance to get a raise is really limited due to this new pay for performance program.

    some hospitals pay more but you have to consider a lot of factors. Your happiness is always number one.
    All I have to say is WOW, I cannot believe how little they pay.
    A few mos. ago a few LPN students that graduated from my college gt jobs that started at 24.00. You would think a RN would get more, especially at beaumont.
    My aunt works there, I was planning on getting a job there when finished with nursing school, but I better ask her what they pay and stuff before I go there.
  9. by   2ndbach
    Before anything else- hi allison! Actually, for you grads to be out there, $24.00 doesn't sound too bad actually. St. John's starts new grads system wide (Main, Providence, Oakland, Macomb)at $23.65. Then you pay towards your benefits. Oh, and then there is the issue of low census policy to consider. THat is for another post. Good luck, D
  10. by   Sirena922
    Quote from Carebear77
    All I have to say is WOW, I cannot believe how little they pay.
    A few mos. ago a few LPN students that graduated from my college gt jobs that started at 24.00. You would think a RN would get more, especially at beaumont.
    My aunt works there, I was planning on getting a job there when finished with nursing school, but I better ask her what they pay and stuff before I go there.
    Carebear, what school did you attend and where did these LPN's you speak of find jobs that paid that much?
  11. by   Carebear77
    Quote from Sirena922
    Carebear, what school did you attend and where did these LPN's you speak of find jobs that paid that much?
    I go to Baker in Auburn Hills. I'm not sure what places these girls got their jobs, but I do know how excited they were on the day of pinning saying they start the following week making 24.00 a hour, I was blown away. I want to say it was not a hospital, I think one of them was starting a home health job and the other girl was going to a long term facility.
    I wish I could get in touch with them to ask, but I was not in their class, I was only helping them out at the pinning ceremony.
    If by chance I run into them I will find out I'll let you know.
  12. by   whoopdedoo
    Quote from alltsonm
    I work at Beaumont Royal Oak. What I learned is that many of the poorest serviced hospitals pay the highest salaries. Serviced means poor technology, patients with lousy insurance so that by the time they show up for help there isn't much that can be done, and the physicians and medical options are often not top notch.

    At Beaumont, my humble opinion, the equipment, medicines, physicians, and available procedures and tests are really excellent (at least in the top 10 for the state - just a guess) but the working atmosphere (salary, benefits, team work, fellowship, room for advancement, opportunity for salary raises, and overall pay) is mediocre.


    Others in different units are welcome to argue. I would like to see if others find this not true.

    And by the way, are salaries outside the hospital setting always worse? I have heard that to work in a large private practice (several MD's and a staff of maybe 10 or 15 ) pay the poorest of all.

    I can tell you for sure that the "poor" hospitals do not pay their RNs more, how would that be possible if their pts are unable to pay for services? I work downtown at Receiving and we treat EVERY pt as though they carry full insurance.....that is our job- treating pts, not ensuring hospitals recover money from insurance co. We often get transfers from your hospital after they "stabilize" the pt - because ROB will not help them to their fullest ability if they are under-insured. I can say proudly that our physicians, procedures and nurses are top notch. Each hospital has its finer points, but please don't ever assume that just because you work for Beaumont and have "joined the most respected team in town" that other hospitals (even in the ghetto) cannot offer stellar care. I have friends that work at both Beaumont's and the only difference in our jobs (other than the pay) is they take care of middle to upper class pts and we see homeless, and everyday pts. Regardless of the physicians and procedures offered at a hospital that is not nearly as important as exceptional nursing care.............
  13. by   Carebear77
    Quote from whoopdedoo
    I can tell you for sure that the "poor" hospitals do not pay their RNs more, how would that be possible if their pts are unable to pay for services? I work downtown at Receiving and we treat EVERY pt as though they carry full insurance.....that is our job- treating pts, not ensuring hospitals recover money from insurance co. We often get transfers from your hospital after they "stabilize" the pt - because ROB will not help them to their fullest ability if they are under-insured. I can say proudly that our physicians, procedures and nurses are top notch. Each hospital has its finer points, but please don't ever assume that just because you work for Beaumont and have "joined the most respected team in town" that other hospitals (even in the ghetto) cannot offer stellar care. I have friends that work at both Beaumont's and the only difference in our jobs (other than the pay) is they take care of middle to upper class pts and we see homeless, and everyday pts. Regardless of the physicians and procedures offered at a hospital that is not nearly as important as exceptional nursing care.............



    I agree with you where just because you don't have a "beaumont" doctor like the commercial says, means you get horrible treatment, so not true.
    To be honest I really don't like beaumont and how some of my family and friends have been treated, where as other hospitals gave amazing care.
    All my doctors are out of St. Joe Oakland, I love the hospital and the doctors.


    Also, not to say anything about where you work,and I don't know what department at Detroit recieving you work in; but my brother in law was in a motor cycle accident and was in the hospital there (for 3 days) and they were HORRIBLE. They never gave a CT scan(he later had to go to another hospital and got one there, and thank god because his brain was bleeding), the nurses were literally screaming at him when he was telling them he was in pain, I could go on and on. Which I'm dissapointed with this because I will be having some of my clinical rotations there and if this is how they treat patients I don't know if I want to learn from them.
    I know I'm sure there are at least 1 bad story from every hospital someone could tell. But I just wanted to ad that.
    Sorry to hijack the thread
  14. by   whoopdedoo
    Quote from Carebear77
    I agree with you where just because you don't have a "beaumont" doctor like the commercial says, means you get horrible treatment, so not true.
    To be honest I really don't like beaumont and how some of my family and friends have been treated, where as other hospitals gave amazing care.
    All my doctors are out of St. Joe Oakland, I love the hospital and the doctors.


    Also, not to say anything about where you work,and I don't know what department at Detroit recieving you work in; but my brother in law was in a motor cycle accident and was in the hospital there (for 3 days) and they were HORRIBLE. They never gave a CT scan(he later had to go to another hospital and got one there, and thank god because his brain was bleeding), the nurses were literally screaming at him when he was telling them he was in pain, I could go on and on. Which I'm dissapointed with this because I will be having some of my clinical rotations there and if this is how they treat patients I don't know if I want to learn from them.
    I know I'm sure there are at least 1 bad story from every hospital someone could tell. But I just wanted to ad that.
    Sorry to hijack the thread
    Hey Carebear,

    I work in the ED at DRH......I can tell you that I am a bit surprised that a motorcycle accident pt would not be visiting CT (I am in no way not saying it did not happen) especially if they came in as a trauma. As for nurses yelling - that is horrible. Like you said, there is a bad story for each hospital (maybe more than one). I have seen sub-par nursing care there, and every other hospital I did my clinical rotations in when I was in school. I have had family members have bad experiences at St John, Henry Ford and Beaumont when it comes to nursing care.....so no hospital is exempt. It is sad. When you end up rotating through DRH I hope you have a great experience. Not every nurse there treats pts like that......there are some that clearly are suffering from "burnout" and need to move on..........It makes the rest of us look bad.

    Best of luck to you!

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