Professional Pay in the ER - page 2

The hospital that I work in doesn't offer any "specialty" pay in the ER. I'm curious to hear if other states or areas of the country do offer added pay to certain specialty areas. :rolleyes: ... Read More

  1. by   Tommydboy
    Originally posted by traumaRUs
    I don't get paid extra either...CEN, TNS, PALS, ACLS, BTLS, ENPC, etc... Get a lousy $1/hr xtra for charge.


    at least here it is $1.50 an hour extra for charge here...
  2. by   teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    We are getting a 5 percent critical care differential pay here in this part of texas anyway.... Helps pay my green fees

    keep it in the short grass yall

    teeituptom
  3. by   Tommydboy
    Originally posted by teeituptom
    Howdy yall
    from deep in the heart of texas

    We are getting a 5 percent critical care differential pay here in this part of texas anyway.... Helps pay my green fees

    keep it in the short grass yall

    teeituptom

    Nothing like a LONG :imbar Hard drive down the fairway


    Tom
  4. by   sgavette
    We also don't receive speciality pay, not even for certification such as CEN, PALS, ACLS, ENPC, etc. Do get $1/hr for being charge.
  5. by   Tommydboy
    Thanks all for your input

    this thread has died a little so carry on your much needed trade even though we are very underpaid and under appreciated...

    Tom
  6. by   caroladybelle
    I like to think that all areas of Nursing are specialties in their own right. I am oncology and chemo certified, and have never received extra pay for either one.
  7. by   CEN35
    i'm not sure if i said this yet? we get an extra $325 once a year paid at the end of the third quarter in a lump sum for maintaining or having a specialty certification. which is sure nice,
    i just renewed my cen and cost me $280!


    me
  8. by   2ndCareerRN
    We get an extra 75cents/hr for having our CEN, and the hospital will also reimburse you the cost of the cert exam when you pass it. The 75 cents/hr goes for any one in the hosp certified in their speciality.

    bob
  9. by   CEN35
    bob!

    don't spend it all in one place! lol!


    me
  10. by   zudy
    We don't get any extra money except $1.00 extra per hour for charge. I have ACLS ,PALS, TNCC, and CEN. Howevef the nurses in ICU, CICU, and CCU all make $2.00 over base pay because THEY are critical care units. Obviously, all the pts that I stabilize and take to thier units aren't REALLY sick until they roll in those units. The only thing that keeps me going is the knowledge that there is a special place in hell for hosp administrators.
  11. by   Tommydboy
    Zudy, don't be afraid to speak your mind....


    what state you from?
  12. by   ERNurse752
    What are the requirements to sit for the CEN and CCRN exams?
  13. by   caroladybelle
    Zudy,
    It does annoy me when they pay ICU extra - yet I have to leave my unit (and my patients and my charge duties) to go to the ICUs to give all the chemo, access all the ports, explain ampho-B and ganglicyclovir protocols and trouble shoot, though I am a lowly MS nurse.
    I repeat, we are all specialists in our own right!!!!!!

close