(Closed) RN Bee’s!!!

posted 7 years ago in Career
Post # 3
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

I am in WI and have been an RN for 5 years. I make around $38/hr for night shift, plus shift differential on the weekends

Post # 3
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Aren’t you supposed to answer first!!!!

Post # 4
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

For some reason my post didn’t work…. $38.94 an hour plus shift differentials…Graduated in 2005. Working in Ontario, Canada

Post # 6
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Willow1991: omg…seriously? come here lots of nursing jobs!!!

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@Willow1991: best of luck! crossing my fingers for you!!! where are you at?

Post # 9
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

@Willow1991: I’m a new grad too, taking the NCLEX on the 19th! Where are you located? Jobs are hard to find here too 🙁

Post # 10
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

FYI, I see you have a job now (today– congrats!!) but for any other RNs, from what I know, lots of jobs in FL. Pay here is not so hot though, but gets better around bigger cities (Miami, Tampa, Orlando etc). Range in FL for new grads I think is around 21-22hr and upwards from there. Prob no more than 23-24hr most places…

As tough as being a nurse can be, I have to say it has been a very stable job for me at a time when many other people close to me are having career struggles. I still am working part time as an RN while obtaining my MS/Doctorate. While some weeks our hours are lower due to low patient census, and there were a few times at the lowest low of the economy that depts. looked at lay offs, it was mostly not RNs in patient care positions!! No such thing as a recession proof job, but nursing comes close!

Post # 11
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I’m an RN and still considered a “new grad” even though I graduated in 2010. I’ve been self-employed (non-nursing related) since then as I couldn’t find a nursing job in Boston. We just relocated to SW Florida (Naples) and I’m waiting for my license to transfer to start applying. I know of a few hospitals around here that have openings for new grads, so hopefully I’ll get something soon!

Post # 12
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Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: December 2011

This is interesting, I’m in second semester of nursing school and around here (Texas) they are turning away recruiters for 4th semester students. I think part of it is, you can find a nursing job, may be nights, or a ward you don’t want but there IS a job. Of course I think Texas is at the top of the nursing shortage 

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

@ejm1287: Welcome to florida! We spend time visiting Naples/Marco area often! The west coast of FL is def. prettier than the east coast! Although, maybe its because Im a Floridian, I really LOVE visiting Mass/New Hampshire area where the Boyfriend or Best Friend is from!! Hope all goes well with the new Job & new place to live!!

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: July 2008

I’m graduating next December in Virginia- 95 percent of the graduating classes (2 classes per year 20-30 per class) find jobs almost immediately. Also, a lot are hired in by their preceptors. You guys have some awesome pay- I think in our area pay begins in the lower twenties/hour

Post # 15
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Worker bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

@Kell-belle: Thank you! We just got here on Labor Day, so we’re still settling in, but love it so far!

I haven’t looked for a job since January (when we decided to move from MA to FL after the wedding – I didn’t want to only be at a job for a few months), but the job market in Boston and the rest of New England was horrible for new grads. I went to one of the top nursing schools and a good percentage of my class still does not have a job, and the vast majority of those who do had to leave the area (DC was a popular place). Everywhere wanted at least 1-3 years of experience, even nursing homes, etc., so it was pretty hard to get a foot in the door anywhere

I’m hoping that the market is better here in FL for new grads. I see new grad postings, but it’s hard to tell how many applicants vs. open positions there are. I haven’t applied yet since my license hasn’t transferred yet, but hopefully it won’t take too long to find a job.

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