So as I was checking on a couple applications (non nursing, im not a nurse yet) at my favorite hospital, I asked what departments do fresh graduate nurses often get to choose from, and what does the pay look like. She answered, "Well I am not a nurse recruiter, so I dont know all the departments but of course they wouldn't put a new grad in say, the ER or surgery. But the starting pay for new grads, no matter the department, is $19.25."
What? That cant be right! I mean out of all the salaries I have seen online- even ones for this same hospital-I have never seen an RN get paid that low. Could it be that my favorite hospital is just cheap, and if it is, why is it considered one of the best places to work in our area?