gettingbsn2msn 6,811 Views
Joined Jul 6, '10.
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Just because a job is posted does NOT mean it exists. This has been going on since the last recession. I do not understand the benefit to the hospitals of doing this but there must be a financial incentive to them. I was a traveler RN for years and I heard the same thing over and over.
Found myself in your place a few years ago. Got fired from the only hospital in my area (they own everything). I was fired for asking for a raise (really!) Anyway, it was the best thing ever. I instantly doubled my pay as I went travel nursing. It was terrifying at first but I really enjoyed the people I met. I KNEW that I was good at what I did. I also NEVER cared about administration and as soon as the gig was over, I was out. Plus, alot of hospitals asked me to resign on. I see you are in AL. I was in rural GA. Traveling made alot of sense. Then I went back to get my NP. That is another set of challenges, at best!
I agree. I am already an Adult Nurse Practitioner. That said--I am back in school to gain a PMHNP. It will take me 2 more years. I should have just gone to med school at this point!!
Not worth it!!! The more you make, the more they take. Live your life. You only go around once. How much do you really need? That said, you do need to earn your worth.
This can be done. HOWEVER, I would not do hospital nursing. BUT I would not do hospital nursing even if I was in my 30's. I graduated with my accelerated BSN very late 40's. Worked a few years on a busy med-surg floor and then became a traveler in hospitals. I believe I came on at the end of the good times of hospital nursing. The pay was still good but conditions were beginning to deteriorate for the nurses. I did this for about 2-3 years and completed a travel assignment while doing my MSN and NP program. I might also add that I was a single mother with 3 teens. I am done with corporate hospital jobs. I do not like the mentality but that has nothing to do with age. Many of the CEO's/CFO's are in their 60's and 70's so I do not buy completely in to the ageism factor. Today, I am back in school but it is for a post masters program. I am now old as the hills. I also NEVER lack for a job. I carry myself well, am well spoken and have a can do attitude. I also work well with multi generations. BUT AGAIN, no more corporate!! EVER. I will teach, do local hospice, mentor, ect before I ever step into a hospital environment again.
LPN's are making alot more than I am with my 2.5 years experience. Good for them but times are tough for my family. I make 18/hour. I have been told that NP's only make 45k around here. Sorry, but I can't live on that anymore. Too much responsibility for too little $$. I have been told that is why there are no PA's here. They will not settle for this pay. Could be true because I do not know any PA's. NP's staff the ER most of the time. BUT there is no industry here and everyone is medicaid or the working non insured. I will probably have to move but in the end who takes care of these people?
If I had to do over--I would have had my children younger. I am a woman and am fine but their dad is old as dirt. He does not do anything with them and has had 4 heart attacks. He just lays around on the couch. He is late 50's and they are older teens. Don't do this to your kids.
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