New Grad residency pay

Nurses New Nurse


What's up with the new grad RN pay? It's so low where I am (NH) and it seems to be non negotiable. Is this something that is usually negotiable? I have my LPN and I'm gonna be taking about a ten dollar pay cut if I want to get any experience at a hospital it seems.  

Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

The more things change the more they stay the same. It's been several years but the same thing happened to my Mom when she was working as a long-time LPN at a local hospital. Management tried to convince her to go back to school for her RN, even offered to pay for the degree which was a new thing back then. She would have taken a significant pay cut plus would have lost  the other perks seniority gave her as a union employee going from the high seniority, highest pay level LPN to no seniority,  entry-level RN pay. She was only about 5 years or so from retirement at the time so she passed on the offer.  

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