I am doing research on perks for choosing Sentara Hospitals over Riverside affiliated hospitals. I was wondering what the average salary is for a new Registerd Nurse is for each hospital. Is working 3rd shift or the overnight shift as bad as it seems? Does anyone work only Fri, Sat, and Sun? What is vacation/sick time like? Which hospital program is better Riverside or Sentara? Is a 2 or 4 year college nursing program better than attending a hospital based program? Any feedback would be greatly appreaciated.