Nursing jobs around Oklahoma City

  1. Hello, is anybody from Oklahoma city here?
    I am planning to move to Oklahoma city soon and looking for nursing job. I am looking into OU Hospital or Mercy Hospital. Is anybody can share some experiences and if one Hospital better versus the other? What are the pay rates e t c? Thank you in advance!
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  3. by   YUKONrn
    They are both pretty good, it depends on whether you want to work at a level 1 trauma center or a Level 3, I believe Mercy is a level 3. You will need your BSN to even be considered, especially at OU because OU has its own school of nursing and it is a BSN program so they recruit their own before they hire from the outside. As far as pay IDK. I saw some ads on indeed that integris is hiring new grad RN's starting at $15/hr and I was floored. I know CMA's who make more than that. A lot of it is obviously going to depend on where you work, what shift you work, and how much experience you have.
  4. by   Mommaof3
    There are an abundance of nursing jobs in the OKC metro area. OUMC is located downtown and has a reputation for being extremely short staffed (I have not personally worked there so this is purely rumor). Mercy is located currently on the NW side of OKC (expanding with an additional campus south side). Pay rates at either facility are going to be dependent on your experience and certifications. Mercy's pay rates for new grads start around $20 an hour, I believe, and they go through an immense orientation process to acclimate from nursing school to floor work. I have worked at Mercy and immensely enjoyed my experiences there.
  5. by   dannythegreat07
    I can only speak to Integris but they pay their new grad. nurse residents 15$/hr, this is during the time that they have already graduated nursing school and are participating in the nurse residency program which includes orientation to becoming an integris employee and other clinical skills and situations that the new nurse would see on a day to day basis. Once the nurse resident passess boards their pay immediately jumps to around 22$ (I believe). They participate in the nurse residency program/orientation for around 6 months and in my opinion really introduces the nursing career to these new grads. Hope this helps.
  6. by   outriton
    Quote from dannythegreat07
    I can only speak to Integris but they pay their new grad. nurse residents 15$/hr, this is during the time that they have already graduated nursing school and are participating in the nurse residency program which includes orientation to becoming an integris employee and other clinical skills and situations that the new nurse would see on a day to day basis. Once the nurse resident passess boards their pay immediately jumps to around 22$ (I believe). They participate in the nurse residency program/orientation for around 6 months and in my opinion really introduces the nursing career to these new grads. Hope this helps.
    I've been told by a nursing school classmate who now works at Integris Baptist that once nurses pass the NCLEX, they get back pay for the difference in pay from before licensure to now being licensed.

    FWIW, when I started at OUMC in 2015, new grad pay was around $22/hr. There were plenty of opportunities to pick up overtime once you were off orientation after 6 months. You could even sign OT contracts promising to work a certain number of OT days within a certain amount of weeks and you'd get an additional cash bonus on top of the OT pay once you completed the contract terms.

    I think my classmates at Mercy made similar starting pay but chose to work there either because it's a non-profit so would could toward the Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness program (OUMC is not non-profit) or because they liked the vibe there more.

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