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traumaRUs has 27 years experience as a MSN, APRN and specializes in Nephrology, Cardiology, ER, ICU.

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13 years ago with this practice as a new grad, I got 4 weeks PTO, 1 week CME, 7 paid holidays

I now get 8 weeks PTO, 1 week CME, 7 paid holidays

I also get free medical insurance.

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5 hours ago, traumaRUs said:

 

I also get free medical insurance.

Nice on the free medical insurance!

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I worked for the state when I started in 2004. I got about 2 weeks vacation, 5 personal days, a bunch of unusual holidays, and sick time by accrual. Which kept accruing. To the point where 10 years later, you could be out 3 months for surgery and probably still get your full check.

Now for a private company, I get 5 weeks PTO that doesn't roll over. But my salary has quadrupled, so I will leave that to you to judge.

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Wow, the more I read the more I am starting to think that my offer really isn't a great deal. We don't live near family, so we would have to travel for any holiday. I would barely have enough time to visit for one holiday and go on vacation, and nothing else, with 10 days PTO. I am surprised that this company "cannot" budge on PTO days. I would think that would be easier than increasing salary etc but I could be wrong.

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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I've never gotten PTO, medical insurance or anything else from an RN position, and don't expect it from any of the PMHNP positions for which I am applying. Just give me an hourly rate and I will take care of the rest myself.  

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myoglobin has 11 years experience as a ASN, BSN, MSN and specializes in ICU, trauma, neuro.

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1 minute ago, OncRN2015 said:

I get that but you don't want a vacation once in a while??

My vacation is when I don't work. Stated differently, my pay should reflect what I want to earn, not including the time that I take off for vacation. Thus, my SO earn $85.00 per hour (no benefits), but she works from home via telemedicine. If she worked with benefits locally, she would earn around 130K, and would have to commute (plus deal with everything that goes with being in an office.  She normally takes about three weeks off per year so that is "factored in" to her hourly rate. To me it is more honest and transparent to simply pay an hourly rate.

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