Certifed Surgical Tech to RN - page 2

by kellerj

I wanted to have some feedback on a hot topic that is going to start to be addressed at the hospital that I work at. I am currently a Certified Surgical Technologist for sometime now and I am going to be taking a position in the... Read More


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    Yeah..I had 10 years experience as a surg tech. I went back to school to get my RN, only to find out it really didn't mean anything. Everyone told me with all my scrubbing experience, I could "name" my hourly wage. Well, no I couldn't. I am really not making that much more as an RN. I've been out of school for a few years now, so I have worked my wage up the ladder by changing jobs a couple of times, but I'm still not making as much as some of the OR nurses, even though I had all this experience as a tech.
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    I also was a tech before becoming an R.N When I was a tech many years ago, an R.N. made a statement that techs did not understand all that is involved in O.R. nursing and should not think that the jobs of RN and techs are interchangeable. I thought, at that time, her statement was a very arrogant one. However, being an RN now for over 40 years, I now understand her position. Nursing involves much more than most techs understand.


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