$$$$msn Teacher ??????????

  1. What would a MSN level classroom teacher make in cntrl FL?????????? IM thinking about making the leap back into school and am wondering if its worth the time,effort and being away from my family..
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  3. by   busylady61
    Quote from redrat
    What would a MSN level classroom teacher make in cntrl FL?????????? IM thinking about making the leap back into school and am wondering if its worth the time,effort and being away from my family..

    I'm not sure what you mean. Do you mean a public school teacher with a master's degree? (Starting teachers in Orange County make $36k. If you have a master's you get $2,500 extra).

    Or do you mean a nursing professor?
  4. by   redrat
    No I mean teaching nurses at a college.. I am already an RN and am going back to school to do an RN---->MSN program and the pathways are education, admin, Nurse Practitioner, etc,etc. I am balancing the pro's and con's. Financial reward is ONE of the reasons for me wanting to go back..I would hate to find out that 3+ yrs and $15,000 later I would make the same money as I am now..
  5. by   PHM
    PBS had a special on recently regarding the nursing shortages, the long waiting lists for admission to programs, etc. Interviewed several colleges and asked their MSN and PhD administrators why the backlog existed. Bottom line was that colleges cannot compete with outside agencies that can pay far more for these MSNers with their tremendous amount of experience, thus a severe teacher shortage exists. . . .and it will get worse before it gets better.

    A second point inferred the liability to license and personal litigation risk these instructors incur trying to educate and direct clinical rounds with new students. Compensation is inadequate for keeping them.

    Good luck in your pursuit, tho, as it is really admirable. I know in hour hospital achievement of an MSN will get you a whopping $2/hr pay increase.
  6. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from PHM
    PBS had a special on recently regarding the nursing shortages, the long waiting lists for admission to programs, etc. Interviewed several colleges and asked their MSN and PhD administrators why the backlog existed. .....

    Do you remember the name of that PBS special? I'd enjoy seeing it.
  7. by   traumaRUs
    Teachers with MSN's (nursing instructors that is), make less than most staff nurses with comparable experience. However, that said, the advantages to teaching include better hours, no shift work and most summers off.

    However, I have an MSN and couldn't take the pay cut - I actually would have earned less than I did as an ADN staff RN! Go figure!
  8. by   royr
    I know that at my school we are presently short 4 clinical instructors because nurses can make much more $$ working less hours in the local hospitals. Seems a shame that with all the tuition we pay as students that the college does not see fit to share the wealth with the teachers that make nursing school possible. Go figure?
  9. by   PHM
    Given that a large chunk of tuition goes toward facilities, new equipment, etc. (and I don't know how much to bureaucratic agencies at the state level), it's not surprising to me that salaries are low. Other than a top-notched gotta-have science dept professors and/or highly over-paid college chancellors the system is designed to work AGAINST merit salary increases. Sad.

    Merry Christmas, anyway.

    PHM
  10. by   sunnyjohn
    Quote from PHM
    Given that a large chunk of tuition goes toward facilities, new equipment, etc. (and I don't know how much to bureaucratic agencies at the state level), it's not surprising to me that salaries are low. Other than a top-notched gotta-have science dept professors and/or highly over-paid college chancellors the system is designed to work AGAINST merit salary increases. Sad.

    Merry Christmas, anyway.

    PHM
    Don't forget the football coach. Many of the Division one coaches make a million a year. Heck, even football coaches at the bush league schools make more than the professors!:spin:
  11. by   PHM
    omg, how could I have forgotten football of all things? You're absolutely right about their salary and Florida especially.

    To an earlier poster . .sorry but I can't remember the PBS special on the nursing shortage. Even thought about recording it, but didn't. Perhaps some good searches might reveal the name.

    Merry Christmas all,

    PHM
  12. by   NRSKarenRN
    pbs: bill of health: nurse shortage

    thursday, april 27, 2006


    registered nurses are the largest single group of healthcare workers in the country. but experts predict there may not be enough of them to meet the nation's healthcare needs in a few more years. that has healthcare professionals worried... and looking for answers. jeff yastine takes a closer look in this week's "bill of health" report.
    click here to read transcript

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    learning matters - critical condition: america's nursing shortage

    original airdate: november 13, 2006

    nursing shortage. watch this program with real player

    across the country, hospitals face a critical nursing shortage, threatening care for millions of americans. but there’s no shortage of qualified applicants at community college nursing programs, which have traditionally trained most of the nurses in this country. the problem is many of those aspiring nurses are stuck on waiting lists—for years— and it’s only getting worse.

    as part of our newshour coverage on community colleges, this segment explores the reasons for the bottleneck—from the high cost of nurse training, to the difficulty finding faculty, to state funding formulas that don’t distinguish between the cost of classroom lectures and significantly more expensive lab courses.

    as baby boomers grow older, the demand for nurses will only increase, yet thousands of would-be nurses are still waiting....
    Last edit by brian on Dec 27, '06

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