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Specializes in public health. Has 5 years experience.

I just want to get a sense of how much new grad would get paid (if they can land a job) in Colorado.

Lizzie21

Specializes in Med/Surg and ANCC RN-BC. Has 4 years experience.

I know most hospitals here start new grads off around $21-23 per hour and more depending on the shift differentials and all that.

apenzes

Specializes in Pediatrics/OB/L&D/NICU.

My best friend just got hired on as a new grad in Denver and is making $25/hr. She is working nights though too which is a $4 differential so ultimately she is making $29/hr as a new grad! Im jealous! I hope I am that lucky once I graduate and start looking for jobs in May!

JenniferSews

Specializes in Professional Development Specialist.

I work in sub acute rehab and started days as a new grad for $28/hr. I have interviewed other places recently though and they are starting at $26.

ETA- I graduated in Dec 09 and passed NCLEX before the end of 2009. I couldn't get a hospital job to save my life, but it worked out okay in the end. :D Many of us didn't get hospital jobs though.

sourapril

Specializes in public health. Has 5 years experience.

Did you work in LTC?

I work in sub acute rehab and started days as a new grad for $28/hr. I have interviewed other places recently though and they are starting at $26.

ETA- I graduated in Dec 09 and passed NCLEX before the end of 2009. I couldn't get a hospital job to save my life, but it worked out okay in the end. :D Many of us didn't get hospital jobs though.

JenniferSews

Specializes in Professional Development Specialist.

It's skilled rehab, and one unit that is LTC. I have worked a few shifts in the LTC unit but it's primarily skilled.

Hello! I am a new grad from Michigan. I started off at $24.95 and once I passed my NCLEX, I went up to $27.95. I also work nights so I am loving that premium pay!! :)

sourapril

Specializes in public health. Has 5 years experience.

That's awesome that you found a job even before you passed NCLEX!

Hello! I am a new grad from Michigan. I started off at $24.95 and once I passed my NCLEX, I went up to $27.95. I also work nights so I am loving that premium pay!! :)

Thanks! My hospital even reimbursed me the $200 NCLEX fee when I passed. I got very lucky!!

Thanks! My hospital even reimbursed me the $200 NCLEX fee when I passed. I got very lucky!!

That is awesome! Good for you!