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    Nursing Pay - Why So Low?

    I think what we can do about it is educate ourselves and others about the stagnation of wages issue in nursing. Yes the starting wage in many areas seems comparable...but a nurse's wage will quickly stagnate. My non-nursing friends were shocked ...
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    Nursing Pay - Why So Low?

    Government statistics regarding nursing salaries. October 2002 Nursing salaries overall have remained STAGNANT in the past 10 years. Nurse's actual earnings have increased steadily from 1983 - 2002 BUT "real earnings" have been FLAT since 199...
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    Nursing Pay - Why So Low?

    It is not so much the starting wage in nursing that is horrible - it is the fact that your salary will stagnate and you will forever be making within 1000 - 3000 dollars more than a new graduate. The starting salary seems reasonable - I started a...
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    Another question about nursing salaries

    Your wage as a professional nurse will also vary greatly with location. After 18 years of nursing I am now making 24.00 per hour. I've also found that if you leave the hospital for clinic work, school nursing, some insurance jobs, etc. you h...
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    Another question about nursing salaries

    Nursing Salary Facts - You need to know! The following are government statistics from October 2002 Contemporary Long Term Care. They represent average national salaries. Nursing salaries overall have remained stagnant in the past 10 years. Nur...
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    Nursing Salary Facts - You need to know!

    The information was in an article in Contemporary Long Term Care Magazine from 10/02. However, it was Secretary Thompson of HHS who made most of the comments and it might carry more clout if you could get it from the Congressional Record. I belie...
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    Nursing Salary Facts - You need to know!

    Actually it wasn't meant to start a teacher/nursing war. Secretary Thompson was pointing out that most people are aware of the inequity of teacher's wages...however, very few people are aware that nurses are struggline also. I agree with should ...
  8. The following are government statistics from October 2002 Contemporary Long Term Care. They represent average national salaries. Nursing salaries overall have remained stagnant in the past 10 years. Nurse's actual earnings have increased steadil...
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    Nursing, Why?????

    I went into nursing thinking I could help people - make a difference in the person's life or their families. Unfortunately, the tasks, politics of healthcare, etc. make it difficult to feel like you are making a difference.
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    Refusing and safety

    I've only refused to float to a specific unit once. Instead of forcing me to go to that unit - I was pulled to another. I was working SICU and they wanted to pull me to the Bone Marrow Transplant Unit where I would have a full patient assignment....
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    Salaries

    I'm not from New Jersey but wanted to express a few things: a) Initially the salary for nursing looks pretty good. Unfortunately it tends to stagnate and you end up maybe gettting a 2 - 3% raise per year. Health and dental benefits for nursing...
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    Salaries

    I'm not from New Jersey but wanted to express a few things: a) Initially the salary for nursing looks pretty good. Unfortunately it tends to stagnate and you end up maybe gettting a 2 - 3% raise per year. Health and dental benefits for nursing...
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    Can a Nursing Home have a union?

    Have you put your concerns in writing to the administrator and DON? If not - do so. If you don't get a response, consider sending another letter to the Board of the Nursing Home. Does your facility have a grievance policy? Make sure your me...
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    Can a Nursing Home have a union?

    Have you put your concerns in writing to the administrator and DON? If not - do so. If you don't get a response, consider sending another letter to the Board of the Nursing Home. Does your facility have a grievance policy? Make sure your me...
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    Kiss the doctor's what???

    One nurse mentioned on her unit they did a Code Pink - when a MD was throwing a tantrum - all the nurses on the unit came and stood around the MD and stared evilly at him/her. She said it worked!
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    pay rates in different areas of the country

    http://www. salary.com 's income numbers are quite a bit higher than what I've been told during interviews in my area. Wages and cost of living vary so much from region to region - so make sure you look at both prior to making any decisions. In...