Rhilogan 710 Views
Joined: Jun 20, '09;
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Okay, let's get back to the original request:
Where you teach-College or University
Salary per year:
State where you live:
I am not sure if you are MSN prepared or Doctoral prepared, but from my perspective I feel you need to do a little more research before making this comment. IT IS NOT A DEAL! MSN prepared (Nurse Practitioners make between 85,000 to 110,000 per year depending on their speciality).
Why in the world would someone give up that salary to enter into the education arena????? This is why there is a faculty shortage crisis in this country! We have to live and pay our bills and we can't do it on the ridiculous salaries I am seeing on this post.
No matter how much we love to teach and how rewarding it is to see a student mature into a professional, I can't believe you would think it is a "deal". Until we stop just accepting that "this is the way it is" and demand to be paid our worth it will continue.
We need to be rewarded for obtaining our MSN, Ph.D and our experience. We are valuable!!!
I will tell you that some of the colleges here in las vegas have heard our voices and have actually answered the call. UNLV pays MSN faculty (12 month contract) 90,000 per year. Ph.D faculty 105,000 to 120,000 per year (12 month contract). Several 2 year colleges are paying MSN and Ph.D educators 80,000 to 85,000 per year for a 12 month contract. We are working toward luring some of the MSN and Ph.D prepared nurses back into education by actually paying them what they are making in the clinical setting.
Please, do not accept your current salaries! IT IS NOT A GREAT DEAL!!! 40,000 is a joke and an insult to our profession.
These salaries are an absolute tragedy! No wonder we have a shortage of faculty!
We have to stand up and say no......... if the schools do not have nursing educators, they can't produce nurses, they lose money and the nursing shortage becomes even worse. Maybe then people will wake up and realize how valuable we are.
We are all aware that we have a nursing shortage, but we also have a major crisis in regard to nursing faculty shortages all across the country. One of the main reasons for this crisis is the disparity between salary in clinical practice for MSN prepared nurses and the nursing educator role.
If you would like to contribute to my data base please either post or email me the following info:
State you work in:
Type of Institution (College or University)
There is a movement going on in some parts of the country to equalize the salary between the clinical setting and the educational setting. I look forward to communicating with you!
As you all know we have a nursing shortage in this country, but we also have a critical shortage in quality nursing faculty partly due to the inequality of salary. I am aware that Master's prepared nurses are paid more in clinical practice than in the educator role.
I am trying to get a feel of just how much disparity exists to complete my market analysis research. All nursing faculty are welcome to reply and if you feel comfortable, please include your salary so that I can document this information. You do not have to give the name of the institution you teach at, just be let me know if it is a state funded nursing program or a private one and also the state you are located in.
Your information is very valuable in hopefully changing this disparity. Nursing faculty only please!
Yours in serivce, Rhilogan
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