Pay Grade: Having an AS vs. a BS - page 3

by MsAlba 3,712 Views | 23 Comments

I have a friend who got her BSN over a year ago and she told me she only makes .25 more than the nurses with an ASN. Is this really the difference? I hardly see how going to school for two extra years will only get you a quarter... Read More


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    There isn't a pay difference at my facility either. It seems to me that the hospitals that really pay attention are those with magnet status, or those in attempts to gain this status. My hospital hasn't seemed to push the issue on anyone!!
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    I'm a new ASN grad in North FL. I have already started a BSN program. One hospital where I was offered a RN position said that once I finished the BSN I would get an additional .50 cents per hour.
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    No pay difference in my area for those who are employed. For new grads, there is a huge pay difference though as facilities in my city only hire BSN new grads so they have a salary while ADN new grads are making $0/hr.
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    Quote from MsAlba
    I have a friend who got her BSN over a year ago and she told me she only makes .25 more than the nurses with an ASN. Is this really the difference? I hardly see how going to school for two extra years will only get you a quarter more an hour.
    *** I am suprised she gets 25 cents an hour for her BSN. Most places pay nothing. As it should be.
    Imagine if you took two of your kids to two different physicians in the same practice for check ups. Both recieved the same exam and tests but when you got the bill it was $100 for one and $150 for the the other. When you called and asked why the $50 difference you were told "well the $100 check up was preformed by a physician who only has an MD degree. The $150 check up was preformed by a physician who not only has an MD but also a masters in chemistry."
    That would seems silly to me given that both physicians are fully qualified to give your kids a check up.
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