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For nursing students like myself, I thought it would be helpful and intersting to see what type of salary is out there for graduating nursing students for different area's. Looking around the site, I see different salary threads, but many replies are from nurses with 10 or more years experience, or the threads are years old and the starting salary is long outdated. I thought it would be more helpful to have a thread with nurses who are fresh out of school and what their starting salary is.

List whether you are an LPN or an RN

What your starting salary is/was after you graduated

Whether it's a hospital or LTC

What state you live in

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Hi!

I am a RN, just graduated in May 2011, passed prof. exam Sept. 2011

Starting salary as a grad nurse: 29.65/hr

Starting salary as a new RN: 32.78/hr

I work for Veteran's Affairs Canada in a LTC hospital

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For nursing students like myself, I thought it would be helpful and intersting to see what type of salary is out there for graduating nursing students for different area's. Looking around the site, I see different salary threads, but many replies are from nurses with 10 or more years experience, or the threads are years old and the starting salary is long outdated. I thought it would be more helpful to have a thread with nurses who are fresh out of school and what their starting salary is.

List whether you are an LPN or an RN

What your starting salary is/was after you graduated

Whether it's a hospital or LTC

What state you live in

:)

I live in Cleveland area. Have been LPN for 17 years. Have accepted job as RN (I have an ADN) in very nice LTC facility in rehab dept. Starting salary: $27.94 for day shift, $29.98 for evening/night shift. This is also with decent benefit package-8 hour shifts, full time. The company's website lists salariy ranges for RN's, so I am not divulging any info.

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Leola works as a Registered Nurse.

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I recieved my LPN license in 2009 and started in LTC at $16 p/hr... I later in 2010 took a job in a outpatient clinic at $14.62 p/hr (paid holidays, M-F 8-5).LPN in Montana. I recieved my RN license in August 2011 in Iowa and started with LTC at $21 p/hr on 3rd shift with $1 differential. I now work at a hospital making $20/hr with $2 differential (on 3rd shift). Hope this is helpful.

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MPKH has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and works as a Registered Nurse.

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Starting salary as a RN in Alberta, Canada: 32.99 + 1.25 for having a degree. Differentials as follows: 2.75 for evening, 3.25 for weekend and 5.00 for nights.

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Davey Do has 35 years experience and works as a Behavioral Health RN.

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Wow. It's something to see how far thing s have come. My starting salary as an LPN in 1983 was $6.50/hr! My starting salary as an RN in 1990 was $12.85/hr. And they were both good paying jobs for the times.

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23 an hour in New Jersey for a Skilled Nursing Facility/LTC for an RN. I feel like a slave with that wage since there is no differential.

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3,282 Visitors; 91 Posts

My kid 2011

RN

Hospital 27 dollars an hour

Mass

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Me (1977)

RN

Hospital - I believe it was 9 dollars an hour!

Utah

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Jess84 works as a RN.

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I just started my first RN job and am making $23.30 for dayshift on a med surg floor of a large hospital. After my 3 month orientation (assuming I survive) I will be bumped to $24.00.

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I graduated an LPN program in August 2011 and I work at an Urgent Care in Auburn Washington. My starting pay is $18.25 and I am per diem so I have a 15% pay in lieu of benefits. My final pay is $21.25 per hour plus an additional $2 for weekends.

I am in an RN program now and would love for someone in WA to post what they make as a new RN grad. Thanks!

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901 Visitors; 6 Posts

RN, BSN

$39.71 base ($42 night differential)

hospital

new york city

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Bortaz, RN has 10 years experience and works as a NICU.

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As a new grad in late 2009, South Texas, I started at a base rate of 21.50 + 3.00 for nights, as an RN.

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