starting wage for RN?? - page 2

hi everyone, I am new to this forum and to Ohio. I just move here about a month ago, took my boards, and got a job....the only thing is that I am not sure what the wage is for new RN grads?? I am... Read More

  1. by   babsrn73
    Hi, all!! From Cincinnati. The starting wage for RN is $22 base rate, not including premiums. I have >10 years experience and am making about $29. I remember starting out at only $13.50/hour. This is in LTC.
  2. by   Megsd
    The hospital I plan to work for when I graduate currently has a new grad rate of something like $21.87 before differentials/premiums. This is in Dayton.
  3. by   evans_c1
    hey! work in southern ohio and I started right at $21 an hour and just got a small raise. not bad for new grad! Always remember to factor in C.O.L. too as mentioned earlier.
  4. by   Imafloat
    I am a new grad RN and I will be making just under 21 an hour as my base, with a 12.5% night diff and a 10% weekend/holiday diff.
  5. by   kay s
    Hi Guys,
    I am Starting nursing program in Winter 2010 at Sinclair community college. I know this thread was in 2006 but i would appreciate if somebody can give me some info about the job market and pay scale for RN's in Dayton area this time. I was going for respiratory therapist but then I changed my mind to RN because everybody suggested me that RT is not a good choice. I can still go for RT but I want to go for nursing so, If somebody can please give me some info and advice, I will be very thankful.
  6. by   tash, rn
    I started 6/09 as a new grad @ 22.75hr base pay
  7. by   Abbygirl09
    I work in Cincinnati.. started at $22/hr with $4/hr night shift differential. I have lived in a few different cities in Ohio and Cincinnati has the highest cost of living so far (esp. rent!)
  8. by   shangrila
    I was a new grad two years ago, in the Cleveland area, and started at $23.25, not including shift diff.
  9. by   kay s
    Thank you,
  10. by   churchsgirl
    The RN internships that I am applying for next month start at $23.25!
  11. by   kay s
    Hi guys,
    I have few questions about internships:
    Can somebody please explain me what is internship or externship? when do you apply for that? Like after you are done with your program. I have three quarters left for my program. And how do you find these internships? Do you get hired after your internship?
    I will appreciate any information. thanks
  12. by   churchsgirl
    This is what I know and understand. You apply to externships while you are still in school and not licensed. My fellow nursing students have done their externships the summer before our last semester (we graduate in December). Most are paid and you work alongside a preceptor like you would during clinicals. Internships you can apply to before you graduate; however, most require that you must graduate and pass the NCLEX before you can start. Most are paid with benefits; however, your time at the hospital does not start until after your internship. Most internships are anywhere from 5 to 6 months and they include orientation, classroom lectures, and working under a preceptor. It depends where you live and where you apply to if you have a job after the internship. My friend in Texas did an externship this summer, already interviewed for an internship, and she is guarenteed a job on that floor after the 5 months. I am, however, moving to Ohio and what I have found is that after the internship you are only guarenteed to interview for all open positions.
    As far as finding an externship or internship, google the hospitals that you are interested in applying to and they are located under the job openings. I would recommend that if you have any questions call the human resources office and talk with a nursing recruiter. Because nursing jobs are so competitive most externships and internships go by GPA and have other stipulations and that is what you want to find out! Best of luck to you
  13. by   kay s
    Thank you so much for all this information. This is very helpful.