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JeffTheRN has 8 years experience and specializes in ICU/CVU.

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workinmomRN2012 has 6 years experience.

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$1.25 hospital- not worth it!

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Wile E Coyote specializes in Critical care.

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Another "buck an hour" with full pt load of generally the sickest ones, chiming in.

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DVorahRN has 12 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care, formerly Oncology.

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Our hospital pays 7% over base pay for relief charge duties. We no longer require the charge to take a full pt group as a general rule, although it does happen at times depending on staffing.

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SummerGarden has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in ED and Acute Care.

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not a skinny nickel

Me too...!!! I did not know nurses got extra pay to work relief/interim/rotating charge nurse until I left that particular hospital for one that did....

Just a general question...if you are a nurse that does charge duties as well, how much extra do you get paid to do so?

OP, I am glad you are aksing this question. I did not think to do so myself earlier in my nursing career.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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$1/hour. Not worth the headaches that came with the responsibility, which is why I no longer do it.

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hiphopRN has 3+ years experience and specializes in Psychiatric Nursing.

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I get $1/hr since I'm a designated Charge, but when people fill in and in the year I did it before getting "promoted" I got nada.

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I'm in the SF bay area... so it's $7/hour more(L&D) . From the earlier comments we are lucky!

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littlepeopleRNICU has 7 years experience and specializes in NICU, telemetry.

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We get .50 more an hour while charge...so not much lol. It also contributes on yearly evals to go toward merit raises.

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I'm in the SF bay area... so it's $7/hour more(L&D) . From the earlier comments we are lucky!

Is that typical for charge nurses in San Francisco?

Even on other units?

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We currently offer 2.50/hour

Speaking as a nursing manager... this is part of being a senior nurse and a professional nurse regardless of what the compensation happens to be.

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Rose_Queen is a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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Speaking as a nursing manager... this is part of being a senior nurse and a professional nurse regardless of what the compensation happens to be.

I disagree. There are some experienced nurses who, regardless of their bedside proficiency level, just don't have what it takes to do charge. I work with one who is frequently put in the charge role, and there's pretty much a collective groan from the staff when they come in and find out. There are also others who haven't been trained to do charge who should never be trained.

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I disagree. There are some experienced nurses who, regardless of their bedside proficiency level, just don't have what it takes to do charge. I work with one who is frequently put in the charge role, and there's pretty much a collective groan from the staff when they come in and find out. There are also others who haven't been trained to do charge who should never be trained.

I should clarify...Of course there are some who do not have the skill set to be the leader of the unit. However, the moan and groan of "I just don't want to be in charge" is not really an acceptable reason. I have witnessed RNs with a year or less of experience take on the charge role and do just fine...it is heavily dependent on your supporting cast as well.

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