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I am in the process of getting my OK RN license, and will be moving to OKC within a month or two. Just wondering what the pay is like. I will have a year experience, and am looking at ERs. Applied at OU Medical, Integris, and Normal Regional so far.

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I started in the CVICU as a new grad at a hospital in Tulsa at $23/hr base, and went up to $25/hr base after a year of being there. I can't speak to OKC hospitals but can't imagine it would be too different. Shift differential for me is $3.75/hr for nights and $4 for weekends, give or take some.

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Thanks! The pay is consistent with what the SSM system told me when I talked to a recruiter. I imagine differentials are similar too

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I started off at about $22/hr as a new grad at OUMC in OKC in 2015. There were a TON of opportunities for overtime though, including 6-week OT contracts where you were paid a bonus at the end.

The raises each year are pretty small though, usually 40-80 cents an hour when you're new. They relate it to a ranking system of your performance, but managers don't rank you as excellent in anything if you're new since you aren't actually that great compared to veteran nurses. I think it would be more fair to compare you to coworkers at a similar level to you (like if you were a great new hire who really took initiative and learned a lot but yeah, you're still not as good as the person there for 10 years) but it's not like that so you're generally rated more towards the middle of the pack.

Cost of living is really cheap though, so you can definitely have a comfortable (but not crazy extravagant) lifestyle on an RN salary.

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Do RNs in Oklahoma get paid time and a half for overtime?

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Do RNs in Oklahoma get paid time and a half for overtime?

The unit at OUMC I worked at offers double pay when short-staffed for those not on the OT contract. On the OT contract, I believe it was time and a half plus a bonus for completing 4, 5, or 6 OT shifts within a 6-week period.

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I started in the CVICU as a new grad at a hospital in Tulsa at $23/hr base, and went up to $25/hr base after a year of being there. I can't speak to OKC hospitals but can't imagine it would be too different. Shift differential for me is $3.75/hr for nights and $4 for weekends, give or take some.

$23/hour and then a $2 pay raise is pretty great for new grads starting in Tulsa. Most of the research I found has listed starting pay at around $20-22. Did you have previous experience before you started or negotiate for a higher pay? I hope you don't mind me asking, I'm trying to gather as much info on nursing wages as I can since I will be starting nursing school this summer.

Thank you in advance!

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Anyone know what the starting wage is for new Grad at OU Medical? And how hard is it to get into the Cardiac/Surgery ICU as new grad?

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