Published Jul 31, 2009
Hello everyone, I'm just wondering if anyone knows what miami fl. is paying there nurses now... i live in NY and i am thinking:confused: of moving to Miami..
To give you an idea what central florida nurses are offered, its about $20-22 base rate for new RNs and increases for experience up to about $26 for about 10 years or more experience. Of course, thats not including differentials.
And that's assuming that you can get a job as a new RN. Jobs are scarce here, even for nurses with experience.
Broward county new grads (just north of miami), start at about 22.50. However, there is not a nursing shortage in South Florida. It will be tough to find a job here.
At the VA hospital-Starting pay for new grads, no experience, with ASN or ADN degree is $25/hr. Recruitment bonus and every year we get about a 2.5-3% pay increase so by the time I graduate in 2011, my starting pay will be higher. BSN and MSN nurses are paid more. I know of primary care VA nurses who make SIX figures...granted they've been there 20+ years. Unlike many other hospitals, RNs at the VA are paid based on level of degree obtained and experience. So basically if you stop at an ASN you can cap out at a certain salary.
I wonder how many new grads look into working at the VA hospitals. I've often heard nurses cringe when they think of working at a VA, but I think it offers many great benefits.
Thank you all for your responses.. Here in NY they have unions what about there and how is the work environment?:cool:
On that note may I ask you a question? I just had a friend whose mom was in a hospital in NYC and she said the conditions for the nurses were pretty bad. The nurses had 8 patients or more. If you have a union how do they help. The New York nurses didn't seem to benefit from them at all. What is the pay in New York hospitals. Thanks.
Thats true in some hospitals the conditions are bad.. They are always short staffed. But not all hospitals. The starting salary for rn depends on hospitals.. but mot start their nurses off at 68.000. a year. For new grads. Others if you add degree diffrence and shift difference it can add up to 71,000 a year..but also our cost of living is higher.
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