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How do you become a Clinical RN II, III....

Specializes in Tele. Has 2 years experience.

And so forth. I did a search online and the only results were for job opportunities.

I've heard that BSN RNs are automatically II, is this true? Also, as a new grad. RN with an Associate's (soon to be, fingers crossed) will I have to have a year(s) of clinical experience to become II, or is there a course/exam/certification to do? Lastly, how much is compensation pertaining to salary?

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Charmander

Specializes in ICU.

Usually depends on where you work, also usually follows Benner's novice to expert model of the nurse, clinical education, and professional development such as degrees, working on degrees, unit education, projects, volunteer work etc. Each level requires more and more of the competencies. As far as I know, most new grads start out as RNI's, (I think the VA may start BSN's at II's?) then after orientation / about 6 months you can move up the ladder. (and get paid more... :) There should be some sort of hand book or other information to look at.

franciscangypsy

Specializes in ICU, MedSurg, Medical Telemetry. Has 10 years experience.

Usually depends on where you work, also usually follows Benner's novice to expert model of the nurse, clinical education, and professional development such as degrees, working on degrees, unit education, projects, volunteer work etc. Each level requires more and more of the competencies. As far as I know, most new grads start out as RNI's, (I think the VA may start BSN's at II's?) then after orientation / about 6 months you can move up the ladder. (and get paid more... :) There should be some sort of hand book or other information to look at.

That sounds like the way my hospital worse. And here I was thinking that it was just something that it did! :lol2:

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