Keeping experienced nurses at the bedside - page 2

I'm curious: What incentive, if any, does your facility provide for mature/experienced nurses to stay at the bedside?... Read More

  1. Visit  Straydandelion profile page
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    None that I have ever seen except possibly in specialty areas, in fact most hospitals prefer new grads, or ones without too much experience because the salary will be lower.
  2. Visit  MedSurgeMess profile page
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    Quote from Straydandelion
    None that I have ever seen except possibly in specialty areas, in fact most hospitals prefer new grads, or ones without too much experience because the salary will be lower.
    And they generally will do whatever they are told to do without much of an argument!
  3. Visit  Idontknowbetter profile page
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    More money. But honestly, after a few years of being a floor nurse, not many nurses want to stay. It's not worth it.
  4. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    Hmmm...lets see...I got my MSN in 2005, stayed at the bedside for another year (no pay raise, no perks) and then got a post-MSN certificate in 2006 and was offered a job at LESS than I was making as an RN!

    Uh...no....
  5. Visit  tokmom profile page
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    Quote from llg
    Seniority brings:

    1. Higher base pay
    2. More vacation/sick time (though you get that increase even if you leave the bedside)
    3. Some preferences in scheduling -- such as holiday hours, shift rotation (or lack thereof), etc.
    4. Preference for getting conference money, good committee assignments, etc. -- assuming you are a good employee

    It may not be much, but the scheduling preferences mean a lot to people.
    Wow, I want to work where you do!

    The only benefit I get is more money because it is based on years of experience. Otherwise, it's the same amount of benefits for me as it is for the new grad.


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