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This is a discussion on Please tell me Im not being Dramatic! in General Nursing Discussion, part of General Nursing ... So I recently becamed licensed as a RN on 10/24/12 and I currently work at a family practice office...by RN_by_day Nov 13, '12So 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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- Nov 13, '12 by AltraLesson 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?
- 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.
- Nov 13, '12 by AltraFor 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.
- 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
- Nov 13, '12 by mortedramatic, don't know. Naivete', yup.
- Nov 13, '12 by RNperdiemWas 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.
- 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
- Nov 13, '12 by xoemmylouoxWe 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.
- Nov 13, '12 by morteBINGO!Quote from xoemmylouoxWe 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.