Please tell me Im not being Dramatic! - page 2

by RN_by_day

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So I recently becamed licensed as a RN on 10/24/12 and I currently work at a family practice office as a LPN...5 months prior to graduating I spoke with my supervisor and asked if I would be compensated as an RN once I completed... Read More


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    Well I've been applying for internal positions at different facilities & have a interview this week... *fingers crossed* hopefully I won't have to worry anymore... I definitely am starting to feel played
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    I work at an outpatient clinic and will be graduating this spring. It depends on the day whether or not I will have a job when I graduate. There is no gaurantee that they will need an RN. They also may not let me work as a receptionist once I am licensed. since you have nothing in writing, they are under no obligation to promote you. in my state anyway, an RN may continue to work as an LPN, CNA, MA but there is no requirement that the employer pay them to their highest license, only to the job title they were hired at. I hope things work out for you. It is probably for the best that you are branching out.
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    Maybe a bit trusting is more like it, which is not wrong because that is how it should be. Unfortunately, there should have been a clarification and a documentation about it so that there will be no vague answers given. Maybe it is time to have a talk with your supervisor about it and clarify the issue once and for all.
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    Tiny bit of advice. Take your picture off of here. I've seen co-workers surfing this site at work, and people tend say things here they'd never say at work.

    I would apply for new jobs...in a hospital is where a new grad belongs to get the skills. You'll get paid more. I doubt they'll ever compensate you where you are now
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    You will probably get paid retroactive from the day you became licensed. It took a couple of weeks for me (not months) but they did pay me the difference from the date my license was posted.
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    I don't have any advice for you, but I just wanted to congratulate you on receiving your RN! Even if you get screwed where you're at, at least your newly minted RN can open higher paying doors somewhere else.
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    I couldn't imagine this, I would have been more dramatic after all that work, I entered an Internship at a Medical Center with several weeks of classroom prep after graduation that gave me time to pass boards before clinical rotations started. RN pay started immediately upon entering the program(which being in MS was probably less than your current LPN salary!) Poor Mississippi!!!
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    Congrats on the RN! I'm surprised they'd pay you RN pay in an office. I worked in an office and the manager made the comment once, when another LPN was talking about bridging over to the RN, that they don't hire RNs so they'd need to find somewhere else because they couldn't afford RN pay. I'd ask when/if they want you moving into your new role and if your pay would be adjusted at that time. If the manager isn't the one who knows pay rates, then who is and why is that person not being consulted on it?
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    Oh, and Huge Congrats!!!
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    Get it in writing, we all learned this in nursing school
    If it wasn't written down, it never happened.
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