Thank you for your quick reply! Any, and all, assistance is greatly appreciated!
As I have already mentioned, I have my Licensed Paramedic (Associates Degree in EMS) and will be graduating with my ADN this Spring. I am also a Lead Instructor for the AHA in ACLS, PALS, and BLS thus those certifications are always current. I am not sure how much value a hospital will place on these certifications - if any. Would it be told bold to seek around $28.50 per hour or $60,000 a year minimum? Granted I have loads of experience in the field but zero in a hospital.
My second question would be how to properly go about asking for the amount of pay I seek. I have often heard that the first person to give an amount loses. I do not want to be weeded out just because I gave an amount too high or low. Lastly, I would not be apposed to returning back to school for my BSN but I would rather have a hospital offer to reimburse me. Do I bring this up in an interview?
We all have that dream company we want to work for, as do I, and I really don't want to blow my shot but nor do I want to be underpaid for what I am worth.