Hi I was wondering what the starting salary of an RN in TX would be versus a starting salary for a BSN in TX?
Also which unit of a hospital would you be able to work in as an RN with no experience? I eventually want to work in the ped's er or nicu. Where's the best place to start? :heartbeat
Apr 14, '11
A BSN is an RN. Now if you are wanting to know the difference of salary between ADN vs BSN, there isn't one if you are a floor nurse. Both degrees are RN's and both start out the same as floor nurses. (At least in my area of Texas). Here the starting Salary is 21.50. Dallas or bigger cities may be a little higher.
It also depends on who the manager is on each unit to determine where you can start out when you first graduate. I started out in the ER when I first graduated. Had an interview there before I finished nursing school and was hired. Some hospitals and/or managers over certain units wont hire new grads in ER or ICU's just because they want the new grad to have med surg experience first. Won't hurt to apply to you dream unit though.
Oh one other thing, do you just have no experience as a nurse at all, or no medical experience period? I had been working in a hospital for 3 1/2 years before working in the ER. I worked as a Sitter/Unit Secretary/Nurse Extern so I wasn't completely blind to the medical field.
Last edit by Calixan on Apr 14, '11
Jun 5, '12
Quote from bubbasmom
i am planning on getting my bsn after i get my rn license.i already have a bachelors in business. its scary to think i wont b able to get a job with just an rn degree.
~ BSN or RN, jobs are so scarce esp. in certain areas of Texas, we do not get paid 1 penny more for having BSN. Might as well head for NP-seriously, You probably can find some type of business/nurse position moreover as new grad. It's sad out here. Good luck!!
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