Comparing a nurses' salary - page 10

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment among Registered Nurses will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. They also report that large metropolitan cities such as... Read More

  1. Visit  murse636} profile page
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    Quote from shodobe
    It seems to me there are a lot of people out there that are upst that they spent tons of money for a higher education only to find out that most if not all employeers want experience over a over educated nurse. For the person who thinks they should make more than me just because they decided they "needed" a BSN, well get a life! All hospitals, at least the decent ones, have a pay scale structure based on years of experience and not necessarily a education level. Yes, there are those that might get a bit more because of their higher level of education but not much. In any industry out there there will always be a pay structure based on your experience, period. Plumbers, teachers, firemen, etc all start out at the bottom and work their way up through years of just working. Just for your info I have 36 years of experince and the only ones who should make as much as I are the ones who have 30+ doing the same job. I am at the top of the pay scale at 53.84/hr. Most of you are just bitter and upset at the fact you will have many years of student loans whereas I have Nada! Get a grip, work hard and the rewards will pay off.
    Also to the guy above complaining about the ongoing "debate". There is no debate only the constant, ongoing whinning by a number of people still upset that their BSN isn't paying off now. Instead of complaining about ADNs not being "real" professional nurses maybe you should direct your anger at all the so-called "nursing schools" outside of this country churnning out inadequate nurses to take jobs from native trained RNs. Nurses in general better wake up to the strangle hold these foreign nurses are putting on nursing in this country. I don't really care that they pass a test to work here, stay in your own country where you are needed. There IS NO NEED TO IMPORT NURSES from any country.
    yes it is mostly experienced based but a lot of hospitals have clinical ladders, which require your BSN, CEN, CCRN etc etc. and if you ever want to teach, be a manager, do research etc you need a 4 yr degree most of the time YES im sure there are exceptions.
    ALso in a perfect world the only people who should be making as much as you are well the ones who do just as good of a job. im the only CEN, acls instructor and ultrasound IV certified nurse in my ER besides my manager (ive been a nurse for 20 MONTHS), i help all the 15-20-30+ years nurses all the time, should i not be paid the same amount? sorry but this old war horsse mentality of ive clocked the most hours ive seen it all, has got to go. YOU cant experience something you dont even know to look for, theres a reason MD's go to school for a decade.
    I agree that at the bedside there is no difference between 2 and 4 year nurses, since the additonal 2 years is no advanced medical or bedside education. but 2 or 4 yrs, these new grads are coming out swinging, they are more educated, hungry to work and learn, and not burnt out, and i think employeers are starting to recognize that.
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  3. Visit  murse636} profile page
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    ^^ agree with you 100% on not importing nurses though..we have plenty of jobs, and people looking to fill them that were educated here
  4. Visit  joanna73} profile page
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    I've been a nurse for 2.5 years, and I fully support the notion that nurses are paid according to years of experience. Education is important, but you learn things on the job that you would never learn in school. We should respect the experience that our senior colleagues have.
    colesedwards and anon456 like this.
  5. Visit  needshaldol} profile page
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    Pay will always be dependent upon whether one has a union, what state one lives in, and years of service. It is the nature of the job. Of course I am speaking of mostly hospital/clinic/type jobs. I think all schools should have BSN only, just so that eventually all RN's are educated (even tho it means nothing in the hospital setting unless one wants to be in management) at a higher degree for the public to know.
    I believe eventually most or all acute care hospitals will require BSN. I do not have it and am not interested as I am with a few years if that left to work and there is no way I want or need to have more stress/work/etc. I work 4 8hr shifts/week and my pay 2012 was $105,000. And this amount was with having days off without pay.
  6. Visit  janetrose} profile page
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    I never really give much thought to the pay spread. A nursing assistant makes less than me and says they do most of the work. Whatever. I know the truth is the more you make the more you spend.
  7. Visit  Feliza} profile page
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    Quote from brian
    The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports employment among Registered Nurses will grow faster than the average for all occupations through 2018. They also report that large metropolitan cities such as New York, Philadelphia, Los Angeles, Houston, Phoenix, etc will be hiring the most nursing jobs.According to PayScale, new Registered Nurses (RNs) earn between $30,233 - $63,540 per year (2012). That's not bad compared to other professions. How do you feel about your salary compared to other professions? Click Like if you enjoyed it. Please share this with friends and post your comments below! Want more nursing cartoons?
    I make >$100,000 working part time as a nurse practitioner. Love my job. The money is secondary bonus.
  8. Visit  jennifer Martinez} profile page
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    Are you an actual nurse or an assistant?
  9. Visit  Loodlow} profile page
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    I am finally making a 6 figure salary, but have 30 years experience and work in management. I would prefer working with patients but it would be hard to give up the income.


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