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by H51205 H51205 (New) New

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I have worked for a NYSNA hospital in the the NYC area for 10 years. Since becoming vested 5 years ago my vacation time has increased to 5 weeks and a pension is growing. I also have 8 sick days, 8 holidays, and 2 personal days. All time is paid and accrues on a yearly basis. We are allowed to cary 2 weeks vacation into the next year and bank up to 300hrs sick time. 

Taking pay rates and cost of living out of the equation I think this area offers some of the best nursing benefits in the country. Am I correct?

Nurses from other cities/regions share your benefit packages! Post your years of service, city city/region, vacation time, sick time, holidays, pension packages. Feel free to included pay rates!

 

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GrumpyRN has 37 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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5 hours ago, H51205 said:

Taking pay rates and cost of living out of the equation I think this area offers some of the best nursing benefits in the country.

Maybe your country but not mine.

I had;

7 weeks paid holiday,

10 days for public holidays, (Christmas day/boxing day, new years day/2nd etc.)

6 months full pay sick time followed by another 6 months half pay,

Contributory superannuation which gave me a very decent pension and lump sum after 35 years,

State pension when I reach 66 (used to be 65)

For information, I feel that what Americans think is normal in the work place is appalling. 

 

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Tenebrae has 7 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Primary Health, Gerontology, Palliative.

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Honestly i think what you American nurses have to put up with in terms of conditions is appalling

I get:

10 days a year paid sick leave

time and a 1/2 working weekends, double time plus a day in lieu working any of the 10ish public holidays

Four weeks a year paid holidays, increases to five after a year

3 days bereavement leave

Contributory superannuation and state pension when i get to 65

And most importantly none of this right to work, fire at the drop of a hat because you looked at someone the wrong way

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amoLucia specializes in LTC.

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To any of you who responded - are you union and/or Fed/Civil Service???

Some of those packages sound like it when I worked.

Only thing I'm NOT seeing is a uniform allowance. And I'll bet there's education/certification benes in there too.

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Hani is a BSN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in NICU, L&D, Public Health.

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I get 5 weeks vacay, sick accrues same as vacay, then 2 personal preference days, paid government holidays off, the mayor sometimes gives us bonus time off and we also accrue time from thank you notes from other staff.

a week funeral leave

I am on the state pension plan (is that how you call it? I got so lucky with that as they don't even offer it anymore) and contribute to my own 401k they don't add to that.

$1200/year into my HSA account and free HDHI for the whole family.

The rest I have to buy into, short term disability, can't remember what else.

 

I'm in the rocky mountains.

 

 

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This isn’t exactly thrilling 🤷‍♂️

 

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Yeah, pretty low but with all the benefits its definitely worth much more! I am interested how well nurses are compensated in other parts of the country. 

I wanted to move out of nyc for years but research continues to show I have it pretty good here. So I wonder.....

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RosesrReder has 15 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN, RN.

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I work in a right to work state, our benefits are a joke an appalling.  I will spare you......

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nursej22 has 30 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in med/surg,CV.

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I work for a local health department in rural Washington state, so funded by the county. I am coming up on my 3 year anniversary and I accrue 8 hours a month of vacation and sick pay each. We get 12 paid holidays a year. Retirement is a  state system, I pay some and there is a small match from the state. I will retire in 2 years and will receive about $1000 a month in pension. My health insurance is free for me for a high deductible plan.  

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GrumpyRN has 37 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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12 hours ago, Rionoir said:

This isn’t exactly thrilling 🤷‍♂️

 

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Not sure where you got that advert from but the figure given is at the lower end of the pay scale for a staff nurse and is not an average. That is what a newly qualified nurse gets. They then move up the bands every year. Also does not take into account extra pay for nights, weekends, and holidays.

Remember there is no worry about health care and in Scotland prescribed drugs are free.

 

Go here and look at Annex A for pay rates in Scotland.

https://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/PCSAFC2019-1.pdf

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GrumpyRN has 37 years experience as a NP and specializes in Emergency Department.

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13 hours ago, amoLucia said:

Only thing I'm NOT seeing is a uniform allowance. And I'll bet there's education/certification benes in there too.

Employer provides uniform. 

For a long time they also washed and ironed it but that has mostly stopped. However, because nurses are laundering their own uniforms you can claim a tax exemption for that as well as a tights and shoes allowance. Tights = pantyhose but also includes socks.

 

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2 hours ago, GrumpyRN said:

Not sure where you got that advert from but the figure given is at the lower end of the pay scale for a staff nurse and is not an average. That is what a newly qualified nurse gets. They then move up the bands every year. Also does not take into account extra pay for nights, weekends, and holidays.

Remember there is no worry about health care and in Scotland prescribed drugs are free.

 

Go here and look at Annex A for pay rates in Scotland.

https://www.msg.scot.nhs.uk/wp-content/uploads/PCSAFC2019-1.pdf

That’s still not that impressive, especially if you have to be at the lower end of that scale for any amount of time.  I don’t know how much you think we pay for insurance and copays in the US but it isn’t so much that I’d start at 20,000 and think I was getting a good deal.  And for a second career nurse that scale seems devastating to their family.  
 

But hey you like your system, I like ours, I guess we’re both doing ok. 😉 

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