Input needed from those with experience in staff development

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    Hi all

    Need your nurisng staff development experience...

    I am a Canadian RN, few years critical care experience (ICU- acute teaching hospital) and dialysis and some med-surg in the background.
    Finishing up my BSN- will be done in a few months... thinking of moving to the US- AZ to be exact to take a position in-hosp as an educator. I have been quoted a salary of 52,000.
    What do you all think of this salary, is my experience up for the job? I have TNCC, ACLS, PALS and a one year critical care diploma and my CCRN,

    The hospital in question is a 250bed community hosp in Northern AZ.

    Thanks for any input JMP
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    I have worked in staff development jobs for many years and in many areas of the country. That salary sounds OK to me -- but not spectacular. If the cost of living in the area is not exeptionally high, then it is a reasonable salary for someone without a Master's Degree.

    One way I have always liked to check a salary is to ask about the salary range of "your" position as it compares to the salary range for others in the same institution. A beginner-level staff development instructor (which is what you would be) should expect a salary range slightly higher than that of a staff nurse (but without some of the extra pay that comes with night shifts, holidays, overtime, etc.) but lower than a manager with 24-hour responsibility.

    llg
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    Quote from llg
    I A beginner-level staff development instructor (which is what you would be) should expect a salary range slightly higher than that of a staff nurse (but without some of the extra pay that comes with night shifts, holidays, overtime, etc.) but lower than a manager with 24-hour responsibility.

    llg
    I found this depressing. Where I work, the mentality is that staff development nurses are paid less than a staff nurse because they don't have to work holidays, nights, etc.

    I thought that was just expected in this area of nursing.
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    Quote from JMP
    Hi all

    Need your nurisng staff development experience...

    I am a Canadian RN, few years critical care experience (ICU- acute teaching hospital) and dialysis and some med-surg in the background.
    Finishing up my BSN- will be done in a few months... thinking of moving to the US- AZ to be exact to take a position in-hosp as an educator. I have been quoted a salary of 52,000.
    What do you all think of this salary, is my experience up for the job? I have TNCC, ACLS, PALS and a one year critical care diploma and my CCRN,

    The hospital in question is a 250bed community hosp in Northern AZ.

    Thanks for any input JMP

    Go for it. especially if it includes benefits. and, by the way, arizona is fairly cheap to live in, unless u live in scottsdale. Where exactly in Arizona are u thinking of going? lynne
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    Quote from Q.
    I found this depressing. Where I work, the mentality is that staff development nurses are paid less than a staff nurse because they don't have to work holidays, nights, etc.

    I thought that was just expected in this area of nursing.
    Actually, it does often comeout to less money than staff nurses when you add in the differentials, bonuses, etc. I was talking about base salary only.

    Also, both the experience level and the educational level of the staff development instructor has to be taken into consideration. A brand new instructor without a master's degree can expect to make less than a staff nurse with many years of experience -- especially if that staff nurse is working nights, weekends, etc. A staff development instructor with many years of experience (in staff development) and a PhD should expect his/her compensation to reflect that additional education and experience.

    I'm sorry if I depressed you.

    llg
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    Quote from Q.
    I found this depressing. Where I work, the mentality is that staff development nurses are paid less than a staff nurse because they don't have to work holidays, nights, etc.

    I thought that was just expected in this area of nursing.
    I feel your pain. I work in Staff development and get $5 an hour less than when I fill in as a staff nurse. (Discharge planner) In many areas this is the reason there is a shortage of instructors. Those with Masters degrees don't get reimbursed for the amount of schooling and financial reimbursement required so many find other avenues to pursue other than nursing instruction or teaching.
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    Quote from Dorito
    I feel your pain. I work in Staff development and get $5 an hour less than when I fill in as a staff nurse. (Discharge planner) In many areas this is the reason there is a shortage of instructors. Those with Masters degrees don't get reimbursed for the amount of schooling and financial reimbursement required so many find other avenues to pursue other than nursing instruction or teaching.
    I just started as new Staff Development Coordinator with a salary quote of 55,000. I am quite happy with this as it is what I have strived to do. I will be completing my MSN/ED in December and hope to get an increase. It is a higher income than working the floor and it is day shift....enough said!
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    Just so you don't feel too depressed... I was offered a Director of Nursing Ed job at a hospital and they said I'd get 30K. I asked if that was for a 40 hour week and they said it was. I believe that position remains unfilled.


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