What is RN 1, 2, and 3?

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    I give up. I look for a job, they post information regarding the RN 1, or 2, or 3, as if I should know what each one entails. I don't. I confess. I have no idea what they mean, I never did.

    Would anyone be so kind as to educate me? Thanks.
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    The ranking could be the opposite in meaning for different places. Just a ranking in terms of seniority, responsibility, pay. If you have any questions, simply call the human resources number and ask what is what. You would probably want to insure you are applying for the correct level that you are qualified for. Good luck in your job hunt.
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    Typically these positions are based on what is known as a "clinical ladder". Nurse I may have less than 12-16 months experience, Nurse II may have 2 years experience, Nurse III may have 3+ years experience. Clinical ladders can also include things like shared governance and research projects. I think for applicants, it's typically used when asking for experience. HTH
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    A little explanation by the posting entities would be helpful, wouldn't it scrubberRN?

    I can only tell you that the State of Illinois, when employed by the State, classifies nurses according to their amount of experience and/or education. For example, a new nurse to a specified area is an RN I, two years experience RN II, etc.

    Your best bet would be to contact the source.

    Good luck to you.
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    Quote from scrubberRN
    I give up. I look for a job, they post information regarding the RN 1, or 2, or 3, as if I should know what each one entails. I don't. I confess. I have no idea what they mean, I never did.

    Would anyone be so kind as to educate me? Thanks.

    From what I understand RN I would be like an entry level nurse. A RN I becomes an RN 2 after having demonstrated an acceptable level of competency after a year's experience. RN 3's typically are experienced and are involved in more on the unit. For example, when I first started in the NICU, I was an RN I and then after my 1- year evaluation I became an RN 2. Most RN 3's on my unit are charge nurses, PICC team members, on the Stork team, etc. - they are seasoned and experienced nurses! Does this make sense????

    I agree it would help if job descripts. explained this a little better
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