University of Maryland Medical Center

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by CBPsychNurse CBPsychNurse (New) New

Hi everyone! I am trying to get an idea of what UMMC pays their RNs. I have 2 years experience and I have my final interview tomorrow. I completely forgot to ask during my first interview what the pay would be because I was so excited about the position (child inpatient psych). I got to do a share day and I really liked the unit and the nurses/MHAs. I'm just a little worried from what I have read that the pay is below average. I interviewed with Union Memorial for an adult psych position and they would start me at $26.50, but UMMC offers great benefits, most importantly tuition reimbursement. Does anyone have any advice/experience with either hospital?

XmasShopperRN

XmasShopperRN, ASN, RN

Specializes in Emergency. 81 Posts

If I'm not mistaken, with 2 yrs of RN experience, you would be considered a Clinical Nurse II at a base of 28/hr I think. Depending on how the unit is structured, you could also be looking a shift differential. Good luck!

CBPsychNurse

CBPsychNurse

5 Posts

I got an offer today (yay!) and they are starting me at 26.23/hr with a 13.5% night shift differential M-F and a 31% on weekend nights (I'm working nights and every other weekend). I think it's a little less than other hospitals in the area, but I'll take the 100% tuition reimbursement over a dollar or so more an hour.

i<3u

i<3u

177 Posts

Congrats!!

tag2007

tag2007

174 Posts

I am looking for a psych position as a new grad! I wider if I would have any luck at UMMC. Congrats to you!

CBPsychNurse

CBPsychNurse

5 Posts

You could definitely give it a shot. Unfortunately, the nurse manager I spoke with said she was only interviewing candidates with psych experience because they tried out a group of new grads a while back and it didn't work out. I know Sheppard Pratt considers new grads.

tag2007

tag2007

174 Posts

You could definitely give it a shot. Unfortunately' date=' the nurse manager I spoke with said she was only interviewing candidates with psych experience because they tried out a group of new grads a while back and it didn't work out. I know Sheppard Pratt considers new grads.[/quote']

Thanks for the info! I've been looking I to sheppard pratt but the only positions available are in the eating disorders department. I'm wondering if that is too specialized to start out in or if I should apply. I maybe over thinking too much!

Dreaming4acute87

Dreaming4acute87

35 Posts

My impression was that they give a 100% tuition reimbursement BUT at a limit of $3,000 per calender year.

Does anyone have an update on the shift differentials?