I haven't finished high school yet (I'm in my final year) but I know that I want to be a nurse when I finish school. My plan is to get a Bachelor of Nursing, and just work as a registered nurse for a few years. If I want more of a challenge and if I think I can do it, then I would love to get a masters degree in nursing to specialise in the area of nursing that I am most interested in, and become a clinical nurse specialist. How much do clinical nurse specialists earn? Is it significantly more that a registered nurse? Is the pay good? Obviously I know that nursing is not the kind of profession you do for the money (if I were only interested in making lots of money, I wouldn't choose to become a nurse in the first place!) But salary is still an important consideration, and above all I'm just curious. Thanks xx
Feb 7, '17
Moved to the Clinical Nurse Specialists forum.
Feb 7, '17
Hi there - I'm a CNS and make a very adequate salary. However, that said, I urge people to really examine what they want to do with their nursing career. Our career field changes and if I had to do it over, I would have opted for the NP education at the masters level.
Wait till you get into school and start clinicals - hopefully you will then start to decide what area and what career trajectory you want to take.