I'm a RN with just over 3 years experience, and I also had a 1.5 year internship at the same hospital I'm currently at while I was in nursing school
. When I graduated, I did about 2 years on the med/surg floor and quickly became tired of being overworked and feeling like a pill pusher. So, I had applied at another hospital for a Float RN position and was accepted for the job. When I gave my 2 weeks notice to my employer, they didn't want to see me leave, so they created a float position in my hospital, and gave me a raise. It's been a year, and I'm still the only Float RN they've hired.
Recently, actually, for the past 4 months or so, I've been spending the majority of my time on the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit. I'm learning a lot, and am actually becoming very interested in it. Today, I actually overheard the manager saying she was probably going to be posting an open position on that unit, and I think I'd like to become a permanent member of their staff. But, I'm wondering what the average pay is for that kind of specialty? I feel awkward asking the other nurses that work there, partially b/c I don't know if it's rude to ask that, and secondly, I don't want to give them the impression that I'd only be making the switch for the money.
So, if any of you BMT nurses can give some input, I'd appreciate it!
Oh, I'm also ACLS certified and I will be chemo certified as of next week.