I am wondering if there is a difference in pay between RN and BSN for new grads. I have a masters degree in another field making 40K a year but I don't want to invest 2 years in an accelerated BSN only to start out with what I currently make. I live in the mid-west--Missouri.
The area I'm from, hospitals started new grads out at the same rate, regardless of what type of RN degree you had because you have the same hands on skills as any other, which is essentially none other than your clinicals. After employment, if you went back to school for BSN, then you got a .50 raise after graduation and none for a Masters unless you took a higher management position.
I read on another post that you are a RD. Have you considered going for a CDE? They are paid well and if you worked for a corporation dealing with diabetics, you are paid handsomely.
Last edit by neygray on Sep 11, '06