OFFERED A JOB. At Tyler, Texas $22, with $1500 relocation bonus. As a new grad program.

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Hello, I would like to ask everyone on your insights. I have been offered a NewGrad RN program job in Tyler, TX.

It will be

$22/hr

$1500 relocation bonus

Should I accept?

I have no previous experience as an RN. And can you suggest apartments I could rent in Tyler Texas near East Medical Center af Tyler, TX?

Thank you fellow Nurses.

furelite

98 Posts

A lot depends on the floor you are being offered. Some good floors, some run screaming, get a clear picture of your orientation process before being put on your floor. Some floor give little, others do a better job. Grande Hill apartments are nice.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Hello, I would like to ask everyone on your insights. I have been offered a NewGrad RN program job in Tyler, TX.

It will be

$22/hr

$1500 relocation bonus

Should I accept?

I have no previous experience as an RN. And can you suggest apartments I could rent in Tyler Texas near East Medical Center af Tyler, TX?

Thank you fellow Nurses.

Have you asked around? Because that's how much I make as an LVN (I'm in south Texas). Will you make more once you get out of the program or is that your pay?

Lmnop2121

Lmnop2121

29 Posts

Wow as an LVN? Youre lucky you get paid that much. How ling have you been an LVN?(if its ok to ask) :) I havent asked anyone yet in Tyler, TX how much they make for a start as an RN with No EXPERIENCE, as Im an out of state applicant and I do not know anyone there yet. But they do said in a year there would be an increase in my salary I think they said it was a dollar or two. Tnx for the reply BTW.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 6,883 Posts

Wow as an LVN? Youre lucky you get paid that much. How ling have you been an LVN?(if its ok to ask) :) I havent asked anyone yet in Tyler, TX how much they make for a start as an RN with No EXPERIENCE, as Im an out of state applicant and I do not know anyone there yet. But they do said in a year there would be an increase in my salary I think they said it was a dollar or two. Tnx for the reply BTW.

I've been an LVN for 6 years & straight out of nursing school I made $20/hr. Don't commit to anything until you tour the unit. The PP made a great point. You might sign up & find a million things wrong with the unit. Good luck!

Lmnop2121

Lmnop2121

29 Posts

All of this Job hunting and accepting an offer is new to me and I dont want to miss any important details that I should take note before accepting a job.

Yes, thats what I'm also thinking. Do you think it would be ok to call the Director of the unit who interviewed me, to ask more info about the program for Newgrads? Do you know any other apartments or rooms I could rent thats just like walking distance to and from ETMC? (Currently I dont have a car yet and Im out of state recruit so I plan just to walk back and forth going to work). Thank you! :)

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 6,883 Posts

All of this Job hunting and accepting an offer is new to me and I dont want to miss any important details that I should take note before accepting a job.

Yes, thats what I'm also thinking. Do you think it would be ok to call the Director of the unit who interviewed me, to ask more info about the program for Newgrads? Do you know any other apartments or rooms I could rent thats just like walking distance to and from ETMC? (Currently I dont have a car yet and Im out of state recruit so I plan just to walk back and forth going to work). Thank you! :)

I don't think it could hurt to ask a few questions. I'm not from the area, I live near the coast. But congrats on the new job!

ClaraRedheart, BSN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg. Has 8 years experience. 359 Posts

I don't know... as a new grad I got $25 an hour plus shift diff at another Texas hospital. This job even requires you to relocate. Honestly, unless this is your only option, I'd advise you to keep looking.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

Specializes in M/S, LTC, Corrections, PDN & drug rehab. Has 10 years experience. 1 Article; 6,883 Posts

I don't know... as a new grad I got $25 an hour plus shift diff at another Texas hospital. This job even requires you to relocate. Honestly, unless this is your only option, I'd advise you to keep looking.

That sounds better & more realistic. $22/hr just sounds so low to me.

carachel2

carachel2

1,116 Posts

Have you BEEN to Tyler, Texas?

It is a beautiful town. There are lakes nearby and there are some pretty beautiful green areas. There are many towns around the area that have a small town vibe.

It is RIPE with racism and the arrogance that goes with privileged money. The town has been raging a quiet race/$$ war on itself for years. The politics can be corrupt. It is not a walkable town in any sort of way. There is no public transportation.

You should actually take the time and $$ to schedule a visit. It is a huge commitment to move somewhere you've never been and then find out it wasn't what you dreamed.

Also, I cannot think of any apartments within walking distance of ETMC. It is in an older area of town i.e. newer safe apartments have not kept up with the area.

chacha82

chacha82, ADN, BSN

Has 3 years experience. 626 Posts

I agree with the prior posters - a good orientation is key. I was also offered around $22 as a new grad and I came from a hospital diploma RN program. I had a year's experience working as a CNA in a hospital so that helped me, but I had additional CNA experience on top of that from various home health, urgent care center jobs etc. My orientation was 12 weeks long and I had great preceptors. As a new grad offers are limited so I would take it provided you have a decent orientation and it is an area you think you can do well in. Even if it isn't your ideal specialty, keep in mind very few will start out that way. I am in Cardiology and never imagined I'd specialize in it but so far it has been a super floor.

Lmnop2121

Lmnop2121

29 Posts

Racism? Well to be honest Im a Filipino. Do you know any Filipinos working there that had a good experience to live and work there? Thank you for your insight.