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I have a question in relation to this. I can start another thread if the powers that be would rather.
At what point are you considered "experienced". I've had people say, oh you have 2 years experience, you can handle your own. I've also had people say, oh you only have two years experience, you're still wet behind the ears. At what point can you start negotiating for that "experienced" salary?
No need to start a new thread.:spin:
Depends primarily where you will be working. Each area has different requirements. If in the PICU or NICU area, you will not even start to feel comfortable with what you are doing until well over a year has passed.
Med-surg. Even hear depends on the type of patients that the patient has. You are going to be learning continously throughout your career.
If you are staying at the same facility, many usually have career ladders and you advance in salary depending on where you are on that ladder. Usually I being a new grad, and IV being the highest level that you can get.
If you are going to a new facility, it is also going to be on the skill set that you bring with you. If you are going to a hospital that is short OR nurses with CV experience, and you have two years of that experience, then you will be in the driver's seat for that negotiation, if they want you. Many hospitals will offer a salary to you based on what they pay the others with your years of experience. Two years is not much in the way of experience for many areas.