Comparing a nurses' salary - page 8

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  1. Visit  Yoj12 profile page
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    I am starting a new travel job as a nurse in Barstow CA. Does anyone know how much is nursing salary per hour if you work in ED.
    I had work in San Francisco, CA.And I got pain 42/hr in a meds/surg floor (this was back on 2005). Now I have 4 years experience as an ED nurse & 5 years experience as Telemetry nurse.
    Im getting an offer of regular rate - $ 16.79 & overtime rate - $ 25.19/hr. For me I think this is to low, as an experience nurse. Maybe Im wrong and Im still new as a travel nurse. I was always told they get paid higher.
    Can anyone give some information?

    Thank you
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  3. Visit  magnoliapn profile page
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    Really!! I'm a two year lpn working in Mississippi. I hate it here and want to move to Colorado My husband says we can move as soon as I get my RN because I'd earn upp to $20,000 more than I earn now. Can you really earn what you said as an lpn in Colorado, what area do you live in. The sooner I can get away from here the better .. Did I mention I can't stand Mississippi!!!!!!
  4. Visit  needshaldol profile page
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    Yoj that is a very low salary but Barstow (sorry to say but my opinion) is an armpit of California. Better to get to S.F. again or at least areas around S.F. that will pay tons more and share an apt. than get paid so low. Just my opinion. If anyone in Barstow disagrees I apologize.
  5. Visit  Yoj12 profile page
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    needshaldol

    thank you
  6. Visit  libby11 profile page
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    This discussion board has some excellent points & a bit of unnecessary squabbling in my opinion...

    I think it is interesting that a CNA must complete both a written and practical/clinical type examination, yet an RN must complete only the NCLEX questionnaire.

    I leave this discussion board a bit more worried about what my salary will be as a new grad in one year. If I stay here, my research tells me I may makes between $22-25/hr, but I think I'm headed off to TX. My research tells me the job market is fair, good wages and affordable cost of living. We shall seeeee!

    It seems to me that the biggest difference between a BSN and ADN would be that BSN are eligible to move forward to working on MSN. I'm certain that there are plenty of BSNs & ADNs that you couldn't tell the difference between; comparisons in which you'd believe the ADN more skilled than the BSN; and displays where the ADN seems unprepared. As one person mentioned--BSN is a fair amount of 'filler,' but the extra courses in nursing certainly can elevate the nurses' level of understanding/competence. More important to me seems to be experience. Someone said, "A month of nursing experiences is a year of education--" well said.

    That's the end of my scattered thoughts on that! Safe and happy holiday weekend to all!
    Last edit by libby11 on Sep 1, '12
  7. Visit  SE_BSN_RN profile page
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    Quote from libby11
    This discussion board has some excellent points & a bit of unnecessary squabbling in my opinion...

    I think it is interesting that a CNA must complete both a written and practical/clinical type examination, yet an RN must complete only the NCLEX questionnaire.

    I leave this discussion board a bit more worried about what my salary will be as a new grad in one year. If I stay here, my research tells me I may makes between $22-25/hr, but I think I'm headed off to TX. My research tells me the job market is fair, good wages and affordable cost of living. We shall seeeee!

    It seems to me that the biggest difference between a BSN and ADN would be that BSN are eligible to move forward to working on MSN. I'm certain that there are plenty of BSNs & ADNs that you couldn't tell the difference between; comparisons in which you'd believe the ADN more skilled than the BSN; and displays where the ADN seems unprepared. As one person mentioned--BSN is a fair amount of 'filler,' but the extra courses in nursing certainly can elevate the nurses' level of understanding/competence. More important to me seems to be experience. Someone said, "A month of nursing experiences is a year of education--" well said.

    That's the end of my scattered thoughts on that! Safe and happy holiday weekend to all!
    You can't even come close to comparing 6-8 weeks of CNA courses and a written/skills licensing test to the 2-4 years of a nurse, no matter ADN or BSN. No, a month of nursing experience is not a year of education. Compare the ADN courses to the BSN courses. Most of them are not "filler" courses. Even a MD has to take the "filler" courses. 60-70 units to 120. Not even close. People need to do research before they say that ADN and BSN should be equal. The BON says they aren't, so there you have it. But that's just my 2 cents. I also don't think you can base job satisfaction on pay alone. I switched from LTC to HHC for about 10K a year loss in income, but my stress level has gone way down. No amount of money can compare to the stress and joy of nursing.
  8. Visit  libby11 profile page
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    I did not compare a CNA to a nurse, I simply said it was interesting that they had to take a practical. To compare is to note similarity, of which I made no comments.

    I also did NOT say that an ADN and BSN should be equal.

    Lastly, I'm certain your reason for including the comment about base job satisfaction and pay. I did not state that I was off to TX for pay reasons, my sister lives there And I only comment of worry because I'll have to pay back student loans, of course.
  9. Visit  sweetmarie101 profile page
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    First let me start out with my location East Texas. I recently switched from a Critical Care Access Hospital working three 12 hr shifts one week and four 12 hr shifts the next. The way the schedule rotated, I had a 3 day weekend every other weekend. I averaged $64,000 a year. I did work the pm shift, therefore shift diff was involved. When I left the hospital I took a home health field nurse position that was salaried at $65,000 a year. No call, no weekends, and no nights. Yea!!!!
  10. Visit  Isitpossible profile page
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    New nurse BSN philly area: $46, 000 (64hr bi-weekly)
  11. Visit  SE_BSN_RN profile page
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    Quote from libby11
    I did not compare a CNA to a nurse, I simply said it was interesting that they had to take a practical. To compare is to note similarity, of which I made no comments.

    I also did NOT say that an ADN and BSN should be equal.

    Lastly, I'm certain your reason for including the comment about base job satisfaction and pay. I did not state that I was off to TX for pay reasons, my sister lives there And I only comment of worry because I'll have to pay back student loans, of course.
    Ah, yeah, student loans....not looking forward to that. When I started taking classes for my ADN back in 1998 they were pushing for BSN's even then. I hope my increase in salary from LPN to BSN gives me enough to pay the loans off. I've never had student loans until now. I have family in the Dallas area, and I grew up in Lubbock. I miss it.
  12. Visit  CPT_Charlios profile page
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    There is an ongoing debate about whether or not a BSN should be the standard for RN licensure. Not to knock on ADN prepared nurses (I worked with great nurses who are ADN prepared), but I think our profession should have one standard to be a professional nurse like other health care professionals. PT/OTs are mastered prepared and many programs are going towards doctorates, albeit they are not as in high demand as nurses. The ADN level of nursing was developed out of a need to produce nurses in response to a shortage during and following World War II which sadly, continues to this day. It was proposed as a temporary solution to a shortage and was not intended to replace the professional level of nursing education.

    Numerous chief nurses have indicated their desire for the majority of their hospital staff nurses to be prepared at the BSN level to meet the more “sophisticated demands of today's patient care”. In a recent survey by the University Health System chief nurse at various university health systems stated that they prefer an average of 70 percent of their staff nurses to be BSN-prepared and they “perceive a difference in the practice of baccalaureate and associate-degree-prepared RNs, citing better critical thinking skills and leadership abilities among baccalaureate nurses.” Multiple studies has back that conclusion. Studies have also found that nurses prepared at the baccalaureate level have stronger communication and problem-solving skills and a higher proficiency in their ability to make nursing diagnoses and evaluate nursing interventions.
    This is a catch 22 because of the nursing shortage and the demand of only BSN prepared nurses.



    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/publications/position/bacc-degree-prep

    http://www.aacn.nche.edu/media-relat...t-of-education
  13. Visit  RNOTODAY profile page
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    I dont remember what I made as a new grad, but my base salary is 85k. 5 years experience, level one trauma center. east coast. (no, not NYC)
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  14. Visit  shodobe profile page
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    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.
    Last edit by shodobe on Sep 4, '12
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