I am fairly new to nursing, I have 2 1/2 years of experience. This is the first time I have been at a nursing job and hit my year mark (working full time that is). My first job was on-call, my second job was a complete disaster and lasted a long (too long) 4 months.
I am extremely happy in home health and have come a LONG way. I have learned so much in the past year. I can't believe I have finally hit my year mark.
My previous jobs I have always just taken what was given to me around the time I was eligible for a raise. Now I want to start learning some negotiationg skills in order to get what I feel I deserve from an annual raise. I did not get a raise at my 90 days.
The company I work for is hitting their year mark. They used to be called something else. We are growing, especially in the recent weeks and will continue to grow as we are having our hospice survey REALLY soon and will start transitioning some of our patients to hospice. My question is how do I approach the raise issue during my year review and how much should I be asking for?
Any advice would be greatly appreciated. I am also posting this in the generaly discussion.