Shocked at Ph.D. pay scale! - page 2

I am finishing up my BSN program, however, I have a desire to pursue my MSN and Ph.D. in nursing (i think anyways.. time will tell). Anyways, I was always under the impression that the pay scales in... Read More

  1. by   Mission
    Quote from DNP2b
    The salary seems great, but is this for a 9 month or 12 month contract?
    Mostly 12 month with no teaching for the first 3 years. IMHO, doesn't make sense to accept a 9 month contract if you are doing research.
  2. by   UVA Grad Nursing
    Different schools have different types of contracts which make it difficult for direct comparisons. At my University, most faculty have 9-month contracts. Teaching in the summer is optional, and you are paid extra for that.
    Many research faculty use the summer months to focus exclusively on their research projects.

    At another University an hour from here, most faculty have 11 month contracts. Summer teaching is expected and assigned, and faculty get most of the month of August off.

    But as mentioned above, one of the best perks of teaching cannot have a price tag attached. No nights, no weekends, holidays off, a month off at Christmas, no pager, etc.
  3. by   MBARN
    Glad I found this thread! Would like to get info on disseration topics in nursing that have the most grant potential (or how do
    I research this info, interested in holistic subjects, admin and nursing management subjects), also any updates on salary. At
    a school that I am interested in applying to, the salaries are all over the place (also would like the most up to date source for
    PhD salaries). Lastly, do PhD's still do bed side nursing to keep skills up or for more money? just curious.