I'm looking at a possible job at an assisted living facility as a DON (RN here btw). It is a 28 bed facility that takes care of residents with alzheimers. I have experience in acute care ccu, psych nursing, and currently work in a nursing home with residents ranging from totally dependent with numerous medical problems to guys that can do everything on their own. My question is what would be a reasonable salary to ask for? The job is M-F weekends off (I'd still have to take call 24/7, so the M-F part is just in theory), but the people I've talked to say that they haven't had to work a crazy amount of hours. I'm making about $56 a year right now. Any thoughts on what a good starting number would be? I'd prefer not to take a big pay cut, but at the same time I work all three shifts where I'm at right now, and its starting to get to me.
Thanks for any advice.