Raises for RN certifications

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  • Specializes in ICU RN. Has 2 years experience.

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Tweety, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Med-Surg, Trauma, Ortho, Neuro, Cardiac. Has 31 years experience.

Our AHA providers where I work are our educators so staff getting it wouldn't get anything. 

I got $1 and hour for my certification (many years ago, not sure what it is now) and $1 an hour for the BSN.  Not much return, but it looks good on the resume.  

I will also echo the advice of getting the BSN out of the way.  While it certainly won't help you clinically as ICU nurse, like it or not it is the standard for more advanced positions and it looks real good on the resume.  For example, since you like to teach you maybe one day want to take on a clinical group (even part time), or become a floor educator, or any number of other BSN required positions.

Good luck!