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Pay scale question for Nationally Certified School Nurses

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Specializes in Peds. Has 21 years experience.

If you are paid on the teacher's scale, are you paid for your certification?  We are required and do receive an increases in salary for our national certification but not the same as a teacher that has national certification.  Curious if that is the case elsewhere.

KittyKatRN

Specializes in School Nurse.

In my district there is no pay change for receiving or having your NCSN. 😞 

ruby_jane, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU/community health/school nursing. Has 12 years experience.

No pay for anything other than a Masters degree in my district. But passing the NCSN testing and getting the credential does mean something to principals. They value subject matter expertise. My then-nursing boss could not have cared less but my principal practically threw me a parade when I passed.

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

we don't get any pay bump unless it's nor grad credits/ degrees.  I was so excited to get my first pay bump when I finished my first 15 credits, until I saw that my take home pay only increased by $4 per pay.  Soooo worth it!

Jedrnurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in school nurse. Has 29 years experience.

On 10/1/2020 at 12:28 PM, Flare said:

we don't get any pay bump unless it's nor grad credits/ degrees.  I was so excited to get my first pay bump when I finished my first 15 credits, until I saw that my take home pay only increased by $4 per pay.  Soooo worth it!

Are you investing the four dollars, or just spending it on an extra Starbuck's visit? If the former, are you putting it in stocks or bonds...?

Flare, ASN, BSN

Specializes in school nursing, ortho, trauma.

I think the Starbucks investments would make me happier 😉