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New Grad, New Job.

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by lifeofk lifeofk (New) New

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Hey guys. I recently passed my NCLEX and just got a job at a convalescent home. I'm really nervous. Any advice so I don't get thrown to the wolves?

Also, it is full time mid and noc shifts at $20 an hour. Does that sound reasonable?

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Ruby Vee has 40 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCU, SICU, CVSICU, Precepting & Teaching.

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Hey guys. I recently passed my NCLEX and just got a job at a convalescent home. I'm really nervous. Any advice so I don't get thrown to the wolves?

Also, it is full time mid and noc shifts at $20 an hour. Does that sound reasonable?

I have no idea what is reasonable for an LPN compensation package, but much of that is going to depend upon your location, the cost of living there, and supply and demand. If you identify your location and post on the appropriate forum, you're more likely to get a meaningful response to your salary question.

If you're worried about "being thrown to the wolves", you're already exhibiting the wrong attitude. If you go looking for mean people and bullies, you will surely find them. Even if they're not there. If you go looking for supportive and helpful colleagues, you will surely find them. So it's better to go looking for friendly, supportive and helpful colleagues than to worry about being thrown to the wolves. Realize that it's not about you. It's about your patient, and your colleagues will do their best to help you to become a safe and competent nurse because that's the kind of nurse they want to work with.

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The pay sounds about right the average pay in my area is $21.00 an hour, just graduated recently and most my classmates are making between $20- $24

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