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Old 05-19-2016, 09:07 AM
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Currently live in Denver area. Housing and rent is too expensive for what they pay nurses here. Researching for a new place to live that is more affordable.

What kind of salary can I expect for one of the major KC hospitals like St Lukes or Kansas University Hospital ?


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Old 05-20-2016, 07:14 AM
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I'm not sure on the salary in Kansas City. I was visiting a relative in the hospital the other day and got to talking with the nurse. She just moved here from Denver. The reason for her move was affordability in Kansas City. Just thought I would share.
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Old 05-21-2016, 05:23 PM
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Well, I just googled it and found ranges in the average pay for RNs in KC from about $50k-$63k. Unless you have a lot of debt or dependents, that should be plenty to live comfortably in KC.
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Old 05-21-2016, 09:39 PM
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KU/Lukes start around low-mid $30s per hour, and Mercy was mid-high 30s? I think. It's been about years since I asked friends that worked there. Mind you, they were put on night shifts so I don't know if the differential was included or not in those numbers. No idea how experience plays into it except that experienced nurses get paid more.

Also not entirely sure what "kind" of nurse you are talking about. Not just specialty, but hell CNA/RN/BSN/PhD seem to be called nurses or some variant these days. But the numbers I gave were for BSN nurses with about 1 year of experience

I don't know how other guys feel about it, from talking with nurses at various hospitals (friends/coworkers), they all seem to pick up OT/PRN without problems. So money shouldn't be too much of an issue (not that people want to work a ton of hours, but well, it is available). For having the nursing schools in town, KC seems to not be overly saturated with nurses. A lot of the younger ones (millennials) seem to get a few years of experience then move to bigger cities or become travel nurses.

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Old 05-23-2016, 09:48 AM
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PRN can make 50-60 /hour
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