Long time lurker, finally making a post.
I had a question for any nurse educators (whether hospital or academic) located in Tennessee. I currently live and work as an ICU nurse in east TN. The pay here for a nurse is really pitiful. I'm only making 2 dollars more an hour now than when I started as a new grad, with 4 years of experience. The only thing that helps me at all is working nights, and that's barely. Safe to say I don't plan on working nights forever though. I have my BSN and am currently in WGU's MSN-education program. I'm planning on graduating by the end of next year or 2022 at the latest.
A lot of posts I've read here have stated that a salary as a nurse educator is not the best, but I'm curious what the salaries are here specifically. I'm thinking about moving to the Nashville area after I graduate, so I'm very interested in that area. I'm still undecided whether to stay in the hospital or try a university/CC as I enjoy both. So any help at all would be appreciated. Thanks!