New Grad Starting Salary.....

Nurses General Nursing


Was wondering if anyone knew what a new grad starting salary would be in the Cleveland, Ohio area. Thanks

Specializes in NICU.

I think OBNURSEHEATHER works in Ohio...try pm'ing her. She might be able to help you. ;>)


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check in the collective bargaining section & press release section of the Ohio Nurses Associations website


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JayneDance-I sent you a pm.

jt-I checked the Ohio Nurses Assoc. website and couldn't find anything, but thanks for trying.


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deb -

2 recent examples I just got from a quick look at that site in the Economic & General Welfare (collective bargaining) section:


The bargaining unit nurses employed by Mary Rutan Hospital in Bellefontaine recently ratified a new two and one-half (2½) year contract. ONA and the Hospital agreed to negotiate more than seven (7) months before the expiration of the contract in order to improve the Agreement for purposes of retention and recruitment. We're pleased to say that negotiations were completed six (6) months before expiration of the former contract. In an eighteen-(18) month period the RNs receive an eleven and one-half (11½%) across the board increase with starting wages in December 2003 at $18.75 to $25.11.

There are eleven (11) consecutive wage steps in the Agreement. Nurses with twelve (12) or more years of service receive an annual seniority bonus of 75¢ per hour for all hours worked or credited in the previous year. Eligible retiring nurses receive a pro-rata payment based upon hours paid in the year of retirement.

Additional wage improvements include a BSN differential and a specialty certification differential. If the nurse is eligible for both differentials she receives an additional increase. The parties also agreed to increase the type of certifications appropriate for various units and also added new units eligible for certification payments. On-call and weekend differential increased and the parties negotiated a new weekend bonus plan.

Other improvements include the following:

- Health insurance premiums remain the same for the duration of the year.

- ONA and Mary Rutan to work on implementation of a drug card and a mail order prescription service to be effective January 1, 2003.

- System for donation of paid leave time by a nurse for a nurse who has used up her paid time and suffers from a serious health condition.

- Vacation scheduling improved and granting of vacation time clarified.

- Seniority rights, if any, when a nurse leaves the bargaining unit.

- A 72-hour nurse is considered full-time for purposes of benefits.

- Twenty-four (24) hours of paid time for members of the negotiating committee.

- Improved placement on wage scale for experienced nurses.

A huge THANK YOU to the negotiating committee nurses: Deb Cramer and Robin Holycross, co-chairs; Jennifer Crisler, Jerry Jones, and Judy Sexton. >>>>>


April 27, 2001, Columbus, OH - The negotiation teams for the Ohio State University Nurses Organization (OSUNO) and The Ohio State University Medical Center reached a tentative agreement for the 2001-2003 ONA/OSU contract, which was overwhelmingly ratified by the Registered Nurses over two (2) days of voting. The new agreement will be in effect from May 1, 2001 through July 1, 2003.

The negotiations were intense but were completed with a sense of cooperation and with the understanding that the common goal was to provide quality patient care. The RNs, while striving to provide the best care for their patients, negotiated improved compensation for their expertise, skill, and effort. While the shortage of nurses is very apparent, the nurses fought for a contract that will attract other RNs to join them and encourage their peers to continue to stay and work by their sides.

The current wages the RNs earn will be increased by 3.5% as of April 22, 2001. Effective July 1, 2001, there will be an additional 3.5% across the board increase.

On June 30, 2002, there will be a 4% across the board increase. Shift differential was increased from $2.80 to $3.00 an hour for evening and night shifts. Weekend differential went from $2.15 to $3.00 per hour. The Medical Center is also paying float pool RNs for their flexibility. These RNs shall receive an additional pay scale as an incentive.>>>

I didnt have time to do a full search on the site or the press releases on contract details for other facilities, but for specific questions & details on other facilities and the going starting salaries in your area, you can use the contact page at that site or email: [email protected]


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Deb - Just came across this from the Ohio Nurses Association & thought of you:

Ohio Nurses Win Forced OT Ban, Pay Raise

The 900 RNs at the University Hospital in Cincinnati narrowly averted a strike that could have begun July 1 when they ratified a new three-year contract on July 2, 2002 that grants an end to mandatory overtime by 2004, pay increases of up to 14%, and other benefits. Highlights of the new contract are:

* Measures to eliminate mandatory overtime

* 9-14% wage increase over three years

* New committee structures to address nurse issues related to


* Increase in on-call pay

* Certification pay

* Longevity bonus

* Ratification bonus

* Guaranteed self-scheduling

* On-site child care

* Free parking

* Secured units >>>>>


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jt-thanks. that was interesting. I didn't know that some places had mandatory overtime. Now if they could just start paying nurses holiday pay.


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The highlights listed were things that had been improved in the new contract or new things that were gained. The things that nurses already have gained in the past wouldnt be listed as a new contract "highlight" - cause its already a "given". Havent nurses there already gained holiday pay long ago? Most places pay time & a half for holidays.

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