I just want to make sure this is appropriate

  1. I am writing an APA paper on Nursing Salary and Beneifits, but before I would ask the questions on here...I want to make sure it is appropriate. Thanks!
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  3. by   llg
    That depends on exactly what your questions are. Most people are comfortable discussing their compensation packages. However, it is not appropriate to ask people to do your homework for you -- as in asking us rather than doing a literature search. It would also be inappropriate to use us a "research subjects" and bypass the need for IRB approval, etc., thus violating the ethical and legal standards of the conduct of research.

    So ... exactly what kind of help are you looking for?
  4. by   cassyandra00
    Quote from llg
    That depends on exactly what your questions are. Most people are comfortable discussing their compensation packages. However, it is not appropriate to ask people to do your homework for you -- as in asking us rather than doing a literature search. It would also be inappropriate to use us a "research subjects" and bypass the need for IRB approval, etc., thus violating the ethical and legal standards of the conduct of research.

    So ... exactly what kind of help are you looking for?


    It's a questionnarie for my research paper on Registered Nurse salaries. For example, one of the questions is how long have you been a Registered Nurse and what was your starting salary. I have five questions, but if they're too personal then you don't have to answer them.
  5. by   TazziRN
    If you're using a questionnaire to compile different answers for a project, fine. As the above poster said, if you're looking for an easy way to do your homework, not fine. I think you're on the right track. Ask away.
  6. by   cassyandra00
    PLEASE! Feel free NOT to answer any of these questions that are too personal. It's just based on a questionnarie that I will be using for APA paper in English Composition which is called Nurses Salaries in America.


    1. Was salary a major contirbution of why you went into nursing?
    2. What was your starting salary?
    3. How many years have you been a Registered Nurse?
    4. What is your salary now?
    5. What hospital/position do you work?
  7. by   cassyandra00
    Quote from TazziRN
    If you're using a questionnaire to compile different answers for a project, fine. As the above poster said, if you're looking for an easy way to do your homework, not fine. I think you're on the right track. Ask away.


    No, it has nothing to do with homework. It's a questionnarie for my APA reseach paper in English Comp.
  8. by   Altra
    :yeahthat: What llg said ...
  9. by   AprilRNhere
    Quote from cassyandra00
    1. Was salary a major contirbution of why you went into nursing?
    2. What was your starting salary?
    3. How many years have you been a Registered Nurse?
    4. What is your salary now?
    5. What hospital/position do you work?

    1. it was prabably 50% of my decision. I consider college an expensive investment. If nursing didn't pay well..I wouldn't have gone through the schooling for it. However...it truly doesn't pay enough to compensate for the tasks if you don't enjoy taking care of others.

    2. 24.18 an hour, plus 1.25 an hour differential, plus bonuses if called in.

    3. umm...3 months

    4. same...

    5. I work in a critical access hospital in southern MN on med/surg and unit relief (assisting in CCU)
  10. by   llg
    Quote from cassyandra00
    PLEASE! Feel free NOT to answer any of these questions that are too personal. It's just based on a questionnarie that I will be using for APA paper in English Composition which is called Nurses Salaries in America.


    1. Was salary a major contirbution of why you went into nursing?
    2. What was your starting salary?
    3. How many years have you been a Registered Nurse?
    4. What is your salary now?
    5. What hospital/position do you work?

    You'll get better quality information for your paper if you do a standard literature search through your school's library (either in person or online). There are a couple of major nursing journals ... and organizations ... that regularly survey large numbers of nurses to track salaries and other, similar information. It's published in major journals and online on a regular basis.
  11. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from llg
    you'll get better quality information for your paper if you do a standard literature search through your school's library (either in person or online). there are a couple of major nursing journals ... and organizations ... that regularly survey large numbers of nurses to track salaries and other, similar information. it's published in major journals and online on a regular basis.

    maybe the op wants to gather the info first hand and can just list allnurses.com as one of the sources. if you don't want to answer the questions, then don't. the op is just surveying and not asking people here to do the hw for herself. plus, the questions seem to be appropriate.

    yes using the library is good but you sill feel that answering those questionnaires are still doing the homework for the op?

    those questions had been asked here numerous times already so i think it is ok to ask them again.

    cassyandra00, sorry i am not a nurse yet so i cannot pariticipate in your survey. i would have asnwered them though without thinking i am doing your homework for you.


    angel
    Last edit by agldragonRN on Oct 22, '07
  12. by   cassyandra00
    Quote from llg
    You'll get better quality information for your paper if you do a standard literature search through your school's library (either in person or online). There are a couple of major nursing journals ... and organizations ... that regularly survey large numbers of nurses to track salaries and other, similar information. It's published in major journals and online on a regular basis.

    My professor told me that he wanted me to do the questionnarie myself and get the results because it is a research paper of my own and he only wanted me to use the internet for average hourly wage and average annual wage.
  13. by   cassyandra00
    Quote from agldragon
    maybe the op wants to gather the info first hand and can just list allnurses.com as one of the sources. if you don't want to answer the questions, then don't. the op is just surveying and not asking people here to do the hw for herself. plus, the questions seem to be appropriate.

    yes using the library is good but you sill feel that answering those questionnaires are still doing the homework for the op?

    those questions had been asked here numerous times already so i think it is ok to ask them again.

    cassyandra00, sorry i am not a nurse yet so i cannot pariticipate in your survey. i would have asnwered them though without thinking i am doing your homework for you.


    angel

    thank you so much for your comments. i did not feel as if i was trying to get people to do my homework as well.!
  14. by   gr8hart
    NO LAUGHING!!!!!!

    1. NO! But I always had a thing for guts and gore.

    2. $9.05

    3. 27 yrs. Ten as per diem.

    4. $33.52--days, time and a half for any OT.

    5. Staff RN--tele unit
    Last edit by gr8hart on Oct 23, '07

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