Please tell me Im not being Dramatic!

  1. 0 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 school and passed my NCLEX, she replied yes. So the same day I passed I printed my license number off the State board of nursing and put it on my supervisors desk and since I still have not recieved my RN pay and have not even heard about it again and it will be exactly 1 month next week.

    I did call HR but they were of no help and just basically called my supervisor and told them I called to inquire about my pay and as a result my supervisor asked me if I had any more questions--I just asked her if she could give me a time frame of how long the whole process would take and her answer was "several weeks". WHich I explained to her is not very descriptive that could mean 2 weeks or 4 months, I just feel like I am not being told whats going on. So I just feel like things shoule be moving along faster than what they are. Has anyone been in a similar situation? Am I over-reacting?
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    From 'Newport News, VA, US'; Joined Sep '12; Posts: 14.

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  3. Visit  Altra profile page
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    Lesson learned -- did you clarify with your supervisor whether/how your job duties would change once you were licensed as an RN, and what your new rate of pay would be? Did the practice clearly indicate that they have an opening for an RN, or were interested in adjusting the staff mix to include an RN once you were licensed?
  4. Visit  RN_by_day profile page
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    She explained that I would be doing more education than patient care, but everytime i inquired about my new pay rate she just said she was not allowed to discuss it because she has mis-quoted rates previously and was reprimanded for it. And she clearly stated that I would be compensated once I became licensed and that I would become the diabetic educator. Now I can say that I have not been asked to do anything differently yet and I dont feel that I should until I am getting paid for it.
  5. Visit  Altra profile page
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    For future reference -- you might have considered asking for a written job description, or if the job description had even been developed yet, and pointing out that you can't consider a job offer without knowing what the rate of pay is. If you don't feel comfortable going over your supervisor's head, perhaps you can approach her and suggest that the 2 of you jointly discuss this with the practice manager or whoever is the next appropriate person.
  6. Visit  RN_by_day profile page
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    I agree, for now Im just putting in applications within the same system but with the hospitals, I just feel like Im being taken advantage of and Im kind of getting fed up-I really dont think talking to my supervisor will help much, she acts like she is just clueless about everything, then when I call HR, they just call her and its just a big circle. Thanks
  7. Visit  morte profile page
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    dramatic, don't know. Naivete', yup.
  8. Visit  RNperdiem profile page
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    Was there an RN in the office when you started working? I wonder if the office has been functioning just fine without one, and they don't really see the need to pay an RN now.
  9. Visit  RN_by_day profile page
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    There is one other RN in the office currently, but my thing is that my supervisor was aware for months and months prior to me even graduating school, so I just dont think that this process should be taking as long as it has been
  10. Visit  xoemmylouox profile page
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    We had this same issue in our facility. Turns out they aren't going to pay this nurse the higher rate of pay.. Nothing was ever in writing (as they can deny they every said anything). They played her for weeks. Now she knows and she is looking to leave. It's a huge loss as she is a great nurse.
  11. Visit  morte profile page
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    BINGO!
    Quote from xoemmylouox
    We had this same issue in our facility. Turns out they aren't going to pay this nurse the higher rate of pay.. Nothing was ever in writing (as they can deny they every said anything). They played her for weeks. Now she knows and she is looking to leave. It's a huge loss as she is a great nurse.
    Altra likes this.
  12. Visit  RN_by_day profile page
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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
  13. Visit  grownuprosie profile page
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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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  14. Visit  amygarside profile page
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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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