Hi,
I'm just wondering what the starting salary is like for a BScN / RN in BC.
My aunt is a RN and she told me that nurses work 48 hours a week 4 shifts a week and 12 hours a shift.
1) So.. how does this work with the over time..?
8 hours a shift is regular 26.~$/hr pay? and the rest of the remaining 4
hours are ~40$/hr?
Or.. do they get paid weekly .. so 40 hours is 26.~$/hr and the
remaining 8 is ~40$/hr?
Or.. is there no over time pay at all until after 48 hours?
2) Also.. I'd like to know how nurses are paid during the night and the
day.. how much more would a nurse make at night?
3) Is it possible for a nurse to "hog" all the hours? Since there is some kind
of shortage arising.. is it possible for nurses to take on as many hours as they can physically handle in a week?
4) How long does it usually take to move up the payscale? Would it be
dependant on the hours worked, the years worked, or.. just based on
performance?
5) This question is kind of off compared to the other ones.. but how much
would a clinical nurse instructor be making? for.. LPN's or student BSN's?
All information is greatly appreciated, thanks!
Oct 23, '05
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Hi,
I'm just wondering what the starting salary is like for a BScN / RN in BC.
My aunt is a RN and she told me that nurses work 48 hours a week 4 shifts a week and 12 hours a shift.
1) So.. how does this work with the over time..?
8 hours a shift is regular 26.~$/hr pay? and the rest of the remaining 4
hours are ~40$/hr?
Or.. do they get paid weekly .. so 40 hours is 26.~$/hr and the
remaining 8 is ~40$/hr?
Or.. is there no over time pay at all until after 48 hours?
2) Also.. I'd like to know how nurses are paid during the night and the
day.. how much more would a nurse make at night?
3) Is it possible for a nurse to "hog" all the hours? Since there is some kind
of shortage arising.. is it possible for nurses to take on as many hours as they can physically handle in a week?
4) How long does it usually take to move up the payscale? Would it be
dependant on the hours worked, the years worked, or.. just based on
performance?
5) This question is kind of off compared to the other ones.. but how much
would a clinical nurse instructor be making? for.. LPN's or student BSN's?
All information is greatly appreciated, thanks!
Full time work in BC is actually 4 on and then 4 off. That works out to less than 4 12s in a week because you only work 4 shifts every 8 days. You are not paid OT until you work more than those shifts. You are also only payed 11.25 hours per shift because you have one unpaid break, so you get paid 45hours for 4 shifts, not 48. Pay is determined by seniority (years of service). You can look up the wages at the union website
www.bcnu.org I think. A new grad starts around 26 an hour with an extra buck or so for night shifts (most people rotate days and nights) . I am not certain what instructors make. I would suggest you go to
www.healthmatchbc.org and look up jobs to see.
Oh, and the number of hours you can work will depend on how short your unit is and how much your coworkers want to work. One person will not get first dibbs at all the OT, it is shared among the staff. Plus, I doubt your manager would want you to work too many hours for reasons of patient safety.
Last edit by fergus51 on Oct 24, '05