I work in critical care in NW Alabama. I have beenn an Rn for 12 years. I have a BSN and a CCRN. I work nights. I am paid 16.95 base pay. I get 1.00 extra for unit diff and 2.00 extra for night shift. I am paid no more for education or certification. We recently got a .92 cent across the board raise for Rn's. The docs were told that because of our raise certain capital expenditures would be put on hold. What a lie. Most doctors don't know a thing about budgets or how healthy the bottom line of this hospital is and believed the lies! We only got the raise because we are trying to bring in a union and this was an effort to placate us. My 16.95 is after the raise!