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National Median Nurse Salaries -
PayScale Salary Survey for Nurses

Top Skills
1. Family Practice - $60,909
2. Acute Care - $58,098
3. Quality Improvement - $56,224
4. Intensive Care Unit - $56,224
5. Psychiatric - $56,224

Top Industries
1. Medical Office - $58,098
2. Healthcare - $56,758
3. Health Care Services - $56,224
4. Acute Care Hospital - $56,224
5. Hospital - $52,626

Top Certifications
1. Family Nurse (FNP) - $60,882
2. Certified Primary Care - $58,839
3. Critical Care - $57,205
4. Advanced Cardiac (ACLS) - $57,205
5. American Nurses (ANCC) - $57,205

Top Organizations
1. Private Practice - $59,035
2. Team - $58,520
3. Hospital - $56,224
4. College/University - $56,224
5. Self-Employed - $56,224

Online Nurse Job Articles
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The standard job description of a Registered Nurse contains these general duties. Assessing patient health needs and problems, developing and implementing, nursing care plans, and maintaining medical records. Job description of a Registered Nurse also encompasses administering nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

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Honesty pays
Registered Nurse (RN) - (City withheld for privacy), Massachusetts, United States.

Posted in Discussing Compensation on 5/29/2007.
I think it is fair to say that we all enter a job interview with a minimum compensation amount in mind. If the topic wasn't presented within the first 1/2 hour of the interview, I would raise the issue myself. Why waste the valuable time of the interviewer, or your own time, if the compensation is not acceptable to you? You know your experience, skill levels, and areas of expertise or specialty. You've worked hard to attain these goals. If the money isn't satisfactory . . . walk.

Fired after 9 1/2 years at same facility!

Registered Nurse (RN) - (City withheld for privacy), Louisiana, United States.

Posted in I Was Fired on 3/17/2007.
It all stated many years ago when I was first out of nursing school and was made charge nuse when I was only approximately 4 months out of school. During that time we got minimimal feedback from administration and how they wanted to have things run. I concentrated on the nurses working for me, and making sure those nurses provided appropriate patient care no matter what else happened. When I changed jobs to go in the ICU at the same facility my montra remained the same.. Take care of my patient... (read more)

Weird Termination

Registered Nurse (RN) - (City withheld for privacy), Tennessee, United States.

Posted in I Was Fired on 3/8/2007.
Nursing appears to be a very territorial profession and sadly, many compete for the favor of our doctors. If you ever have a preceptor who takes more smoke breaks than work assignments, ask to be re-assigned (forget about hurt feelings) your livelihood is on the line. When switching from one department to another; when asked, be carefull how you portray the old department.

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