I know that salary is discussed on here all the time and ppl get tired of answering questions....but my question is more in regards to what one makes as a new grad RN and how their pay increases from that point.
Does pay increase a certain amount over a certain period of time?IIs it increased by specializing? What is the best way to get the most income potential (besides night and weekend differentials)?
Also, How does one get a job as a "Pool" nurse and do u still get benefits?
Im an LPN getting ready to bridge over to RN, but I must say Im a little discouraged by the starting salaries Im seeing. I have only been an LPN for a year, but I got a decent starting salary from day one. The starting RN salary is only 2-3 bucks more from what Im learning around here and from recent RN grads I know. And thats 2-3 bucks more than I make, which isnt the highest paying LPN job available around here. I work in home health and prefer to make a little less and not have to bust my butt than to make a little more, but earn every cent in LTC. I look forward to going into the hospital setting as an RN, only I wrongly expected to be making a lot more.
Thanks in advance to any info you can give me. Im hoping it doesnt take several years of experience or working tons of overtime to see the nice paychecks.