Avg. Salary
$29.02
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Charge Nurse (RN) is $29.02 per hour.

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$26
10%
$29
50%
$35
90%
MEDIAN $29
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$0
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$0
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MEDIAN $0
$26.12 - $34.77
$26
$29
$35
MEDIAN: $29.02
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50%
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Hourly Data $0$50
Hourly Rate $26.12 - $34.77
Overtime $44.67
Annual Data $0$86K
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$54,333 - $86,138
  • Country: United States
  • Currency: USD
  • Updated: 7 Nov 2018
  • Individuals Reporting: 10

Job Description for Charge Nurse (RN)

A charge nurse most often works in a hospital or a similar health-care environments such as nursing homes and other long-term care facilities. A charge nurse is effectively the manager of the department or hospital unit to which they are assigned. Common duties include overseeing operations, monitoring admissions and discharges, and directing and overseeing the activities of the nursing and support staff. A charge nurse also often is responsible for direct patient charge, as well as any additional duties assigned to the role of charge nurse.

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Charge Nurse (RN) Tasks

  • Coordinate the activities of the unit and assign work to the nursing staff.
  • Institute emergency procedures as necessary.
  • Communicate patient status to incoming nursing shift and to physicians.
  • Educate the nursing staff on patient care.
  • Supervise the delivery of care in a nursing unit.

Charge Nurse (RN) Job Listings

Intermountian Health Care Advice

Q: What do you wish you knew about your job when you first started out?

Charge Nurse (RN) in Portland:
"Treat every person with respect and equally."
Treat everyone equal, from housekeeper to coworker to doctor with respect. Praise in public and discipline in private always. Work as harder than your staff. Start each day with a positive attitude because your mood sets the stage for the entire departments mood. If you become stressed out or find yourself getting upset or frustrated step away from the charge desk and your staff and collect yourself. They look to you in times of stressful situations and need a leader who is calm, collected, and a charge nurse who is confident that the team can handle any situation that is thrown at them. Remember that nursing is a job that you learn from each and every shift. The moment you think you know it all is the moment you could possibly make a serious mistake I learn something new each and every day either from my co-workers or my patients. Finally the minute you no longer love being a nurse and caring for patients you need to retire or find a new job. No one likes a crabby nurse. Good luck!

Charge Nurse (RN) in Orange:
"Work hard."
Working hard wothna happy heart. Stay positive and help each other out. You're a team.

Charge Nurse (RN) in San Antonio:
"Stressful but love the challenge."
Pros: Patient interaction and teaching.
Cons: Lazy employees.

Charge Nurse (RN) in Washington:
Know your staff; their strengths and weaknesses. Make assignments based on your staffs abilities. Always be prepared for the worst possible outcome. Know your SOPs thoroughly or how to locate them. Treat your staff with respect and dignity. Maintain a constant line of communication with your team utilizing the team STEPP methodology. As standards of practice change frequently continuous education is priority.

Charge Nurse (RN) in Atlanta:
To always make room to increase knowledge and skills when you have the opportunity. Cease the moment and achieve the best you can.

Charge Nurse (RN) in Clinton:
"Education is Key."
Start your education as soon as possible and keep growing! As we get older it's easier to share our knowledge and experiences than running up and down the halls doing direct patient care.

Charge Nurse (RN) in Ocala:
"Nursing Will Change Your Life Forever. Keep An Open Mind."
Learn the basics in orientation then watch your co-workers. They will help teach you to conquer the skills you will need to be the best you can be.

Key Stats for Charge Nurse (RN)

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
50%
20 years or more
20%

Job Satisfaction

Extremely satisfied
Rated 5 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Gender

Female
67 %
Male
33 %

Years of Experience

1-4 years
30%
5-9 years
50%
20 years or more
20%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 75%
dental benefits
Dental: 50%
vision benefits
Vision: 25%
no benefits
None: 25%