This seems like alot

  1. I am currently actively trying to shift from pediatric to psychiatric nursing. Over the past several years, I have noted a drastic increase in those that are presenting with not just their medical diagnosis, but with mental health comorbidities as well, along with a family that has significant issues as well. I feel like it is where I need to be.

    Anyway, I just got off the phone with the recruiter from our local psychiatric hospital where I put in an application. They are offering $39-40 to start with a $3 evening and $4 night differential for someone with my experience (23 years as peds/none as psych).

    This seems like a really high salary. Not that I would complain if I received an offer. Am I right, or is this about right?

    I live just outside Baltimore.
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    About Pug RN, MSN

    Joined: Jul '11; Posts: 62; Likes: 61
    Registered Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 23 year(s) of experience in Neonatal ICU, Pediatrics, some ER


  3. by   mmak
    Sounds about right based on my west coast wages at my hospital.