Psych nurse pay?

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Specializes in Case Management, Corrections, Home Care. Has 25 years experience.

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island40

island40

Specializes in ICU, School Nurse, Med/Surg, Psych. 328 Posts

I work in Iowa, home based care for chronically mentally ill and need a BSN for the job. I make less now than I was making in Arizona as a new grad. The hospitals pay new grads $19.60 to start, I have 16 years experience (1 year teaching psych to community college nursing students, but no previous practice) and am salaried at less than $38K annually. My health insurance stinks too.

Psyched Out RN

Psyched Out RN

Specializes in Psychiatric-Mental Health. 21 Posts

I just got hired at a psychiatric hospital as a new grad nurse in TN, getting paid $29/hr including the $4 shift differential for nights.

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

I just got hired at a psychiatric hospital as a new grad nurse in TN, getting paid $29/hr including the $4 shift differential for nights.

Wow that sounds great for TN and your shift dif is sweet. Congratulations!

Just got hired (after 10 years away from nursing - so am treated as GN) in adolescent psych. I am in the midwest. Base is $20/hr with $3.25 night diff and $2 weekend/holiday diff. I will be working PT nights.

MrsBradyMom

MrsBradyMom

Specializes in LTC, Psych. Has 2 years experience. 121 Posts

I make $18 as a new grad LPN. A bit lower than LTC facilities in this area.

For you guys who want your co-workers to have experience....please give us newbies a chance. There was a time when you didn't have experience in psych either. I know I'm wet behind the ears & I am very grateful I have wonderful RN's to work under who guide & teach me. I love this field.

Kialya

Kialya, ASN

Specializes in Detox and Psyc nursing. Has 7 years experience. 29 Posts

Wow I feel wanted. I make $36/hr after shift dif. is added in. (located in Phx, Az. for profit facility) (Not a hospital).

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

Wow I feel wanted. I make $36/hr after shift dif. is added in. (located in Phx, Az. for profit facility) (Not a hospital).

Just curious, is this with health benefits or per diem?

Kialya

Kialya, ASN

Specializes in Detox and Psyc nursing. Has 7 years experience. 29 Posts

This is with health benefits.

Jules A

Jules A, MSN

Specializes in Family Nurse Practitioner. 8,863 Posts

This is with health benefits.

Very sweet! :up:

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