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

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funnurse142

funnurse142

Has 5 years experience. 5 Posts

I'm kind of shocked you are only starting out at that much. I make $23/hour as a LPN in PA and agency offered me $27-$30. My first Job in nursing 4 years ago started me at $21.67. I'd keep searching around if I were you unless you are getting a raise after you complete the program. Just my opinion! Good luck!

Julius Seizure

Specializes in Pediatric Critical Care. 1 Article; 2,280 Posts

Tyler is somewhat near-ish Dallas. Dallas new grads generally make more than that, and at my hospital they get a significant raise at the 1 year mark. Sorry, I dont know exact numbers.

However Texas is generally known to pay far better than Florida. And I started as a new grad in Florida 8 years ago....for $21.xx/hr.

Courtney Nurse Writer, BSN

Has 13 years experience. 1 Article; 112 Posts

When I first started nursing as a New grad in Austin that's what I was offered. 22/Hr granted that was 7 years ago. I haven't been put to Tyler in a very long time but from what I remember it was a small town.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

That sounds better & more realistic. $22/hr just sounds so low to me.
$20 to $23/hourly is the prevailing pay range for new grad RNs in Tyler.

The local hospitals do not need to pay more because they have a steady stream of new grads from which to pick that are produced by the nursing programs at UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College, and Paris Junior College.

Many new grads from Dallas/Fort Worth obtain a year or two of acute care experience in Tyler at the low pay rates before relocating back to the D/FW area.

Lmnop2121

Lmnop2121

29 Posts

Thank you for giving me a solid info regarding the pay in Tyler, TX. Do you happen to live and work right now in Tyler, TX? How is it there? (If you dont mind me asking) :) . Can you recommend me any apartments/rooms I could rent thats like walking distance to-from ETMC, as I plan just to walk going to work. Currently dont have a car. Thank you.

OrganizedChaos, LVN

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

$20 to $23/hourly is the prevailing pay range for new grad RNs in Tyler.

The local hospitals do not need to pay more because they have a steady stream of new grads from which to pick that are produced by the nursing programs at UT Tyler, Tyler Junior College, and Paris Junior College.

Many new grads from Dallas/Fort Worth obtain a year or two of acute care experience in Tyler at the low pay rates before relocating back to the D/FW area.

Wow that's really low. I make that much as an LVN & it seems so insulting to make that little (to me) as a an RN. But I guess if you know you have an exit plan it doesn't really matter. Get your experience then leave.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Do you happen to live and work right now in Tyler, TX? How is it there? (If you dont mind me asking) :) .
I do not live in Tyler. I am located approximately 130 miles west of Tyler.
joker07x

joker07x, BSN

26 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! :)

im in the same boat new grad bsn i feel like 1500 is low as a relocation bonus.. If you are deadset on moving to a new area apply to hospitals in Az they have excellent new grad programs in Phoenix area and most of the offered ive gotten start at 26 an hour days more for nights

furelite

98 Posts

I lived in Tyler until recently. There are no decent places to live near the hospital. Also, Texas in general is not a place you can live without a car. It is not like big cities with bus routes. There is like one cab company in town and three or four actual cabs. There is no Uber. There won't be places for you to walk to or ride a bus to for shopping, etc. You NEED a car. Also, I am pretty sure they low balled your offer. When I started my job as a new grad the beginning pay was line $23.10 per hour. If they offered you below 23 it is below the beginning pay for brand new nurses. You will need a car. Your orientation period will be brief, then you are set out on your own to sink or swim. If you are very competent and self confident, you might make it.

carachel2

carachel2

1,116 Posts

Tyler has a somewhat large contingent of Fillipino lab techs and nurses. Which is surprising since there are two nursing schools IN the town.

You might be able to find some support within that culture of healthcare workers.

You will absolutely HAVE to have a car. Even if you found a room for rent right near the hospital you will not be able to get food/groceries/etc.