Salaries in NY/NJ?

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Hi all,

Just wondering if anyone on this board worked in the NY/NJ area and could give me some info on starting salaries for new grads?

We might be moving to the South Orange area of New Jersey and I was thinking of possibly commuting into NYC for RN work if the salaries are better than I could get in NJ.

if we do move, I was thinking of doing the accelerated BSN at Seton Hall, so if anyone has any info on that program, give a shout out!

Thanks in advance for any info!


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and after I finish my nursing program I plan on looking for a position in N.J. From researching, I've found that the starting salaries for nurses in the tri-state area are pretty good. I was also mapping out my educational goals...I was thinking of going to Seton Hall also...for my B.S.N. and's a link to help you out.



"Future R.N."


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Thanks for the response! Just wondering, what are some good, safe, affordable neighborhoods for families in NJ? I've heard Montclair, Maplewood, South Orange, possibly Hoboken and Jersey City. Any info is greatly appreciated!

SH seems like a really great school. I'm finishing up my BA in History so I'll probably go for their accelerated BSN program. I also looked into their law school....decisions...decisions...


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I might move to NJ also, South Orange/Newark area. Not sure just yet. You may also try the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. It's in Newark.

Specializes in Trauma and Pediatrics.

Hi I live in Jersey! I reside on what is called the Jersey Shore!

Let's start off with Hoboken..Awesome town.. it's like being in NYC. however keep in mind, that the rents are extremely hi, you are looking at 1800 for a 1 bedroom railroad type of apt. If you are looking for something newer... The rents are well over $2000.00, If you are looking to purchase a place, then you are going to start off with a asking price of $250,000 to $300,000 for a starter condo!!! I am very serious.... go on some of the realestate websites and check it out.... plus my sister in law is the mortage person at one of the HOboken banks!

Jersey City is up and coming... however there are some area of Jersey City, that YOu wouldn't want to be in once it gets dark!!! If you are looking at the Jersey City Heights area, or the area that is closest to HOboken, the rents will be a little lower, but not enough to make a difference.... however, if you don't mind moving into some of the less desirable areas of Jersey City, you can get a decent deal on the rent!

Maplewood is cute.... centrally located.. and diversified town!

NYC is easily accessible via public transportation, What you have to keep in mind, is how much time do you want to spend on a bus or train, and figure in the cost... Commuting costs can range anywhere from $300.00 to $100.00 a month, depending on where you live!

Also, in New Jersey you pretty much need a car to get around!

I am originally from NYC, I relocated to NJ once I married my husband, my husband is originally from Hoboken! WE have lived several towns in Jersey throughout the course of our marriage! Feel free to PM me if you have any other questions regarding specific towns!


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