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Old 01-02-2009, 08:26 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Default Nursing salaries

Hello again!

Does anyone here have any idea what "experienced" nurses and/or nurse supervisors earn in the Vegas area? I hear that St. Rose Dominican pays well, but I can't find out any specific numbers.Of course, these hospitals don't advertise the salaries on their sites.They want you to apply first, before they tell you anything.

Any ideas?

Thank you
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Old 01-03-2009, 11:59 AM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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My girlfriend is a charge Nurse at St. Rose, and she makes enough that shes in the Very Top of the 25% tax bracket.
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Old 01-04-2009, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Anyone else... have any idea to help me out?

Thanks
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Old 01-05-2009, 06:06 AM
 
Location: Desert Shores, Las Vegas, NV
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I was recently hired at $34/hr for 11 years of experience. Also, got a $5k relocation bonus and a $10k sign on bonus. To get the $10k sign on, had to agree to 3 year contract, full time. I'm not sure how much supervisory positions are going for. Also you may get more for specialty areas such as NICU, L&D, ICU. The night shift diff is $3/hr. Good luck to you. BTW, I work in the Valley Health System.
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Old 01-05-2009, 08:44 AM
 
Location: South San Francisco
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That 10k bonus probably bumped you into the 28% tax bracket. HA HA
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Old 01-05-2009, 09:02 AM
 
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I was recently hired at $34/hr for 11 years of experience. Also, got a $5k relocation bonus and a $10k sign on bonus. To get the $10k sign on, had to agree to 3 year contract, full time. I'm not sure how much supervisory positions are going for. Also you may get more for specialty areas such as NICU, L&D, ICU. The night shift diff is $3/hr. Good luck to you. BTW, I work in the Valley Health System.
Ouch. Only $34/hr? I'm a new grad and make that much right now. I didn't get a sign on bonus though but they did pay for all my critical care training. I'm local so no relocation. I work for an HCA facility in a critical care area. I don't know how much the experienced nurses make where I'm at but I heard that the St. Rose system pays the best out of all of them. Try posting this question on allnurses.com you might get more responses.

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Old 01-05-2009, 12:43 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Default Terracotta and Deefromlv

Deefromlv and Terracottapie,

First of all -- thank you.

I tried Allnurses.com and only got one respose. You guys here are better.

So its pretty safe to say that most Las Vegas hospitals offer relocation assistance? $34 starting plus $3 shift diff...that's good. Do any hospitals give you medical benefits "effective on hire date"? Any weekend diffs?

Terracotta, as far as the sign-on bonus, how much do they give you upfront?

Thanks again
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Old 01-05-2009, 01:14 PM
 
Location: 22.1667 N, 113.5500 E
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This seems like a good place to post this question....

But...my wife is working on a A.A. in Nursing at CSN. How qualified would that make her to start out in nursing? What should she expect? Once she gets her A.A., there is a RN exam of some type? Is that how it works?

I should ask her on the details, but curious to hear from nurses in nevada already..
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Old 01-05-2009, 04:45 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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Tiger Beer,

Are you sure that it's not an AAS or AS degree? Nursing degrees are science degrees not arts, but her program might be the exception.The entry-level RN program is an associate degree only. Some nurses have attended a BSN or MSN program but thats the exception and not necessary to become a RN. Most U.S. RNs have an associates degree, and LPNs have a 1 year technical degree. All Filipino-trained nurses have a BSN -- a bachelors degree is entry-level in most other countries...lucky Americans!

Your wife's associates degree nursing program will more than qualify her to enter the nursing profession; however, upon graduation she will have to take the NCLEX RN examination.Subsequent to passing the NCLEX exam, she will become licensed as a RN.Technically, you can't call yourself an RN or LPN -- where you live -- unless you have a state license.
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Old 01-06-2009, 05:12 AM
 
Location: 22.1667 N, 113.5500 E
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Sorry...AS...two-year one...sorry about that.

Good to know she's good for...well...to take the examination with associates degree!

How is the NCLEX? Is that specific to Nevada? Each state has a different one. Nevada is the plan anyways...but if moved states, it's a whole other test again, right?

Well, thanks for the info....I'm getting a much clearer picture...and good to know an A.S. is the correct path for taking classes.
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