RN I and RN II Question

  1. I am from Illinois where we do not have RN I and RNII. Is that the difference between ADN and Diploma VS BSN? Also, what is the difference in pay. Here there is a .50 per hour increase upon hiring if you have a BSN. Any info is welcomed as my husband will be getting transfered to Sarasota area soon and I would like to start checking out my options as far as my nursing career. Thanks!
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  3. by   MT RN
    As far as I know, the RNI/RNII designation is not set in stone, the requirements are up to the individual institution. Where I work, a new grad is at RNI status for the first year and is then promoted to RNII. It doesn't matter if he/she is an ADN or BSN. My institution also has a RNIII designation which can be attained by getting certain specialty designations, joining committees, etc. So at my institution with 5 years experience you would start at RNII level.

    Hope this helps, and welcome to the Sunshine State! I'm originally from NW Indiana so I can personally guarantee that unless you will miss the snow, cold and ice that you will LOVE the winters here!
  4. by   AMANSVIEW
    I worked at Sarasota memorial and got that RNll. I sure wish I didn't. for that extra change you get a full dollar's worth of toro do-do. If you want to be charge and attend dopey meetings and move up the ladder, go for it. I liked to do my shift and go home to the family. I had to quit because I couldn't reverse it and be RNl again. I have ADN and did projects to get RNll. BSN are RNll.
  5. by   Tweety
    Here RNI's are new grads on orientation, after they pass boards and have been working for six months they become RN II's which is the staff nurse.

    RN III's, which I am, fit the description of the II of the nurse above.

    The BSN differential varies from place to place too. Here's it's 4% more, all things being equal.
  6. by   jamminworld
    At my facility RNII is given only after a list of chores. Ex. attend 75% of commity meetings, Go through preceptor training, etc. Sorry I dont remember whatelse. A lot of work for not a lot of pay increase.
  7. by   NurseguyFL
    Some places where I've worked don't use these classifications because they don't want to encourage the nurses to discuss their salaries. They have it where I work now. The RNI is the new grad, and the RNII is a classification you can upgrade to after you've had at least 2 years of experience. But, as you know, we nurses confabulate with our colleagues and what we found out is that there is no single salary for RNII's and some of them earn a lot more than others. It really depends on the manager, how much they like you, and how much they feel like offering to you.

    They also have an RNIII here that they call the "RN Clinician," which is BS in my book because every RN is a clinician. For the RNIII, they require that you have at least 5 years of critical care experience and you also have to go through a special training program that's done in-house. Here's the rip, though: RNIII's get charged with a lot more responsibility, even though some of them are making less than some of the RNII's. Go figure!