Pay/Grade differientals for BSN

  1. I was just wondering if your place of employment offers increased pay for BSN. I graduated with my BSN and the hospitals in my area offered a differential (usually $1-$2 more / hr and a higher grade ie.RN2) I just moved to a large midwestern city and education has no impact on the pay scale. How common is this? The hospital is applying for Magnet status and I would think this would be something that would be considered.
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   traumaRUs
    I live in Illinois and this is the norm - no pay differential. At the VA there is a great deal of diff for many different factors. However, with the increasing nursing shortage many hospitals are just happy to get an RN. Good luck!
  4. by   P_RN
    None extra for the degree, but BSNs could climb one rung higher on the clinical ladder than diploma or community college ADs.
  5. by   enfermeraSG
    Same here in Colorado - no pay difference. The only reason I will still get my BSN is in the event that there may be a job that I want someday that requires it. I would hate to lose out because of a piece of paper! SG
  6. by   bellehill
    No difference in Ohio!
  7. by   IamRN
    No pay diff in TX either (at least the facilities I have worked at in the DFW and SA/Austin areas. Does offer more points within a clinical ladder though.

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