kbrn2002, ADN, RN 3,750 Posts Specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis. Has 21 years experience. Mar 15 ChaosCoordinatorRN said: Ahhhh...they could, but at our hospital, they are paying new grads at a higher rate than their experienced people. Say what? Are they actively trying to get rid of all their experienced nursing staff? That would certainly be a good way to do it. I'd be looking for another job. Heck that's pretty much why I left my previous employment and they weren't paying the new staff more than me, but it was only $0.25/hr less than me and I'd been there 25 years. I was so not OK with that and I can't imagine too many nurses would be OK with that.