higher pay for BSN grads?

  1. 0 Quick poll here...

    Does your hospital pay BSN nurses more?

    If yes, how much?

    If no, what are your thoughts on this?

    On a side note:
    Does Magnet status tie into BSN nurses?
    I have heard that in order to become magnet, a certain percentage of nurses at your facility must have BSN degrees. Just a question..
    Thanks!
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  4. Visit  NHavenRN profile page
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    nope - at our hospital, it's the same entry pay rate for all RNs. There is probably a difference when it comes to advancement opportunities, but I wouldn't know (still a new nurse!)
  5. Visit  peekabooicu profile page
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    Same pay at my hospital also. I have a friend that works at a hospital trying to get magnet status and they're pushing everyone towards a BSN
  6. Visit  S.N. Visit profile page
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    In my community hospital, No. Unless the BSN takes a more difficult NCLEX than the other RN's, I think the pay should stay the same.
  7. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    My facility starts all RNs at the same hourly wage, regardless of the degree or diploma they have earned.
  8. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
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    I live in central IL and the four hospitals here start all new grads at the same pay rate. Two of the four are Magnet facilities and yes, they strongly encourage further education. In a Magnet facility, in order to move up through the ranks, a BSN or higher is required.
  9. Visit  psychnursemanager profile page
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    the hospital i used to work at didn't pay more for BSN nurses. they encouraged us all to further our education but didn't acknowledge all the hard work with higher pay.
  10. Visit  neetnik461 profile page
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    I work at a magnet metropolitan ICU (graduated last August with a BSN). Our hospital does pay BSN's a higher salary than ADN or Diploma nurses (I'm not sure of the exact difference but I think starting BSN's make about two dollars an hour more). New BSN grads are considered "clinical nurse" while ADN/Diploma are classified as "staff nurse", this designation is put on our name badges also. Only BSN grads are considered for entry level positions in ICU (adult, neonatal or pediatric) and ob/gyn positions (L&D, postpartum, high risk), I believe BSN is also required for entry level telemetry unit also. ADN/Diploma grads are hired in med/surg and skilled nursing/rehab, otherwise I know our hospital prefers BSN's for other positions. I work at the "big downtown" campus. I don't think this difference is found at the smaller "regional" hospitals (affiliated with our system)
  11. Visit  PATSfanRN profile page
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    Small community hospital were I work does pay 25 cents/hour for a BSN . They also pay an additional 50 cents for MSN.
  12. Visit  user9876 profile page
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    i'm currently a nursing student, but the hospitals affiliated with our university (i'm in BSN program) pay .25/hr more for having a a BSN. so, if you figure that up, you make about $525 more a year than your co-workers with an ADN, which in 5 years won't even cover the cost of the tuition of the extra education you got. is that fair? absolutely not. but, unfortunately, you learn really quickly that life isn't fair.
  13. Visit  cardiacRN2006 profile page
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    Nope. No difference in pay.
  14. Visit  pickledpepperRN profile page
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    $100.00 a month for BSN prorated to your FTE.
    Most on six 12 hour shifts per 2 week pay period get $90.00.
    I do five 12's for 60 hours every two weeks so get an extra $75.00 a month.
  15. Visit  ZASHAGALKA profile page
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    Quote from neetnik461
    I work at a magnet metropolitan ICU (graduated last August with a BSN). Our hospital does pay BSN's a higher salary than ADN or Diploma nurses (I'm not sure of the exact difference but I think starting BSN's make about two dollars an hour more). New BSN grads are considered "clinical nurse" while ADN/Diploma are classified as "staff nurse", this designation is put on our name badges also. Only BSN grads are considered for entry level positions in ICU (adult, neonatal or pediatric) and ob/gyn positions (L&D, postpartum, high risk), I believe BSN is also required for entry level telemetry unit also. ADN/Diploma grads are hired in med/surg and skilled nursing/rehab, otherwise I know our hospital prefers BSN's for other positions. I work at the "big downtown" campus. I don't think this difference is found at the smaller "regional" hospitals (affiliated with our system)
    I doubt this is entirely accurate. I'm not saying you aren't telling the truth, but that you are probably misinformed.

    I can't see any hospital making such a distinction between ADN/BSN. Why not? Because, once you START making such distinctions, the pay would follow and the REASON why BSNs don't get paid much more is because hospitals don't actually WANT to recognize the difference where it would count: and that's the bottom line.

    Sure, they'd like to have the credentials, but not the costs related to making it a priority.

    I think BSN SHOULD get 2-5 dollars an hour more. I doubt that is the case anywhere, however. See, this isn't just a case of our own inter-squabbling, TPTB like the idea of keeping us divided.

    I disagree with BSN-entry. It lops off too many opportunities for alternative and non-traditional educational pathways. We simply need MORE diversity in nursing then to recruit only 18 yr old white females going to college on 'daddy's money'. And yes, I know that is a generalization and many traditional BSN students don't fit that bill. But, it is a more TRADITIONAL pathway and making it the exclusive pathway WILL lead to short-circuiting more non-traditional students.

    I do think, however, that BSN should be required after a period of time in nursing, say 10 yrs. And financial incentives would enhance that. But, again, TPTB aren't in actual favor of this.

    Think about it THIS WAY: many argue that BSN will increase our wages and respect. IF YOU ARE THE PERSON PAYING THOSE WAGES AND GRANTING THOSE CONCESSIONS TO RESPECT, is this in YOUR gameplan?

    So, I'm all for the pay differential. I'm all for moving towards BSN. But, I'm against BSN-entry.

    For the record, I'm an ADN that got my bach degree after my nursing degree. It's in Biology, though. I saw no need nor benefit in getting a BSN. IF there actually were at 2-5 dollar differential, my Bach degree WOULD BE A BSN.

    ~faith,
    Timothy.
    Last edit by ZASHAGALKA on Aug 18, '06


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