What to Do When Your Pay Expectations Do Not Match The Specialties You Do Well In - page 26

So, I am in the process of searching for a full time nursing position so I can leave my second job. So far, there are no offers except for numerous shifts at the nursing job I currently work part... Read More

  1. by   Dreamofjeann
    Quote from Wuzzie
    Clearly you didn't read all of my previous responses to her. And you don't know me so there's that.
    Well I did read your statement when you said talking to her was like talking to plant. It was unnecessary.
  2. by   Wuzzie
    Quote from Dreamofjeann
    Well I did read your statement when you said talking to her was like talking to plant. It was unnecessary.
    Read the entire thread and you'll see what I mean.
  3. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from Dreamofjeann
    Gosh you are so rude.

    You might want to read the OP's other posts/threads. There is a history here. You can't read just a couple of her posts and get what we have seen for several months now.

    Oh, and pot? meet kettle. Pointing out that someone is rude as you did, is rude.
  4. by   CelticGoddess
    Quote from not.done.yet
    I would encourage all who think this is rudeness to look up the OPs last year of posts.

    I am beginning to think we are being punked.
    Wish I could love this x1000. Seriously, I am beginning to think you're right, we are being punked.
  5. by   shibaowner
    I agree with other posters. Either purplegal is beyond help or she is just trying to get attention. We need to let this thread die.
  6. by   SmilingBluEyes
    Quote from SICUmurseCCRN
    i would take a nurse with a diploma that has more experience over a BSN educated nurse with less experience any day.

    .
    But not an ADN? I think education is HUGELY important, but you overlooked a large number of experienced and qualified RNs here.
  7. by   purplegal
    Woah, this arguing who is rude or not needs to end. I haven't found anyone's response to be particularly rude. Some posters are exasperated or frustrated but I can understand that.
  8. by   purplegal
    Quote from SICUmurseCCRN
    hmmm i think a BSN should be required for all nurses including those working in a skilled nursing facility. i also believe just because you have a diploma or associates degree does not mean you are not as good as those with a BSN. no amount of education can really compare to years of experience. i would take a nurse with a diploma that has more experience over a BSN educated nurse with less experience any day.

    $23/hr vs. $32/hr is a drastic difference within the same area. are you sure that this hospital job that you really want pays that much? where i live there really isn't much deviation in pay from facility to facility. BSN is expected these days especially for new grads so my hospital does not even pay you extra for that. also $23 may be a good wage depending on where in the country you live. lastly, i would not go for a job that paid less in hopes for the position you want. if it was your dream job then it might be worth it but its a lateral move for less money. i would wait it out an keep applying, also look at other hospitals like other people have mentioned.
    It's actually $26 vs $32. But yes, it's true that the wage difference exists. I know, because I once made $32/hr and got 50 cent raise for having a BSN. Probably my current job or wage wouldn't bother me so much, if I'd never had a higher paying job to begin with.
  9. by   purplegal
    It's nice to get support but even I will admit agreeing to everything or even just a bit of what I say is laughable
  10. by   SICUmurseCCRN
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    But not an ADN? I think education is HUGELY important, but you overlooked a large number of experienced and qualified RNs here.
    of course ADN too, i was just giving an example when i said diploma. i don't think education in this case is hugely important, somewhat important yes. nursing school is nothing like the real world plus a lot of ADN and diploma programs actually have more clinical experience than BSN.
  11. by   SCSTxRN
    I am a Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner who, 21 years ago, planned to be an interventional geneticist. Not only did I not become an MD, I was REJECTED for nursing school in 1998.

    I ended up teaching high school for 10 years before going to RN school. I was a good student. Great grades, decent time management and patient care... my people skills sucked; I came across as 'Better than you'. I had no idea until I was in Social Skills training with my Autistic kid.

    Anyway- I threw myself into my SNF job, and fell into psych nursing when I couldn't get clearance to lift patients after surgery.

    Several of my student colleagues were shocked that I wasn't a 'Real Nurse'. Because psych isn't real nursing ...

    Best not to get me started on that, but suffice to say starting an IV is nothing compared to getting someone with paranoid delusions to talk to you enough to help them out. My physical assessment skills are second only to some pediatricians, because my patients can't always be logical in what they are telling me, so the physical assessment gives me clues and context.

    While in LTACH, I developed mad catheter abilities and wound vac knowledge. A year in psych, I got that certification.

    I rambled a lot...
    1. You have false confidence and low self awareness.
    2. Therapy or social skills training
    3. Throw yourself into being the best darn SNF nurse you can. That is a great place to learn WOC nursing. It's a great place to learn relationships, too.
  12. by   dianah
    After Staff review, it was decided thread subject has been thoroughly discussed.
    At the very least, a breather is due.
    Thank you all for your contributions and we wish OP well.

    Closing thread now.

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