I'm a new RN looking for my first RN position in California (LA / South Bay areas). I've been an LPN in LTC (but out of state) for 5 years. I'll also have my BSN in about a month. When applying to LTC, most ask what hourly rate I'm expecting. I'm not sure what to put, and have been stating "Negotiable" or leaving it blank. What is a reasonable amount to ask for, or to accept if I'm offered a position? Is there a difference between RN vs. BSN rates in LTC in California? Thank you all.