how do raises work at your hospital??


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wow, thanks for all the responses.

I do make a lot more than $24/hr, but the hospital I work at is in a rough area, so I assume that's why. I was told by someone who works in HR that not many of the hospitals gave raises this year because of the economy, and I sorta thought she was lying! I guess not.


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Specializes in Critical Care (ICU and ER).

I'm fairly certain that the ACLS and PALS courses at Luzerne are for the medic program only. I know Jim Johnson (Director) and was told I could be "squeezed in" to the ACLS and PALS classes as a favor. go on under their EMS section. Look for "Course Schedule by County" and they have their EMS and Fire classes listed which includes ACLS and PALS (and PHTLS which is a good primer for ER work)


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The union was responsible for the only raise I have ever received in health care. I got another raise as a substitute for an incentive bonus at a job where I later found out that all sorts of people hired after me were being paid substantially more than me. So much for that little "bonus" for doing a good job.


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I see, that's cool! I believe you are an adrenalin junkie. LOL! I also have my BSN though didn't really meant anything since I'm a foreign trained nurse. Where can we get certified for ACLS and PALS? Does Red Cross do the training? I wanna get a Phlebotomy training too but I don't know where to check it out. Do you have any idea?

Here is the link for the Phlebotomy training...I was just looking into it myself.

Specializes in MICU, SICU, CVICU, CCU, and Neuro ICU. Has 16 years experience.

We get annual reviews(both peer and management) and if our overall performance exceeds a certain level, we get a raise. Occasionally we get a cost of living adjustment too. The hospital also gives small bonuses to nurses with additional certifications such as CCRN or PCCN.