$55,500
Avg. Salary
$34.80
Avg. Hourly Rate
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The average pay for a Staff Nurse with medical surgical skills is $34.80 per hour.

The average pay for a Staff Nurse with medical surgical skills is $55,500 per year.

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MEDIAN $35
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MEDIAN $55,500

Job Description for Staff Nurse

Staff nurses generally work in hospitals and long-term care facilities. These nurses may carry out assessments of patients and administer care and medications as needed, and must also keep notes regarding patients' care and development. They may also create discharge plans for individual patients.

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Staff Nurse Tasks

  • Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records.
  • Advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management.
  • Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients.

Staff Nurse Job Listings

Staff Nurse Advice

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

Staff Nurse in Chicago:
"I feel Under paid."
Do your home work of the pay scale and hold out and have patience until what you really want bacomes availabe on all levels. You will perform better and have growth in the company .

Staff Nurse in Brodhead:
"How stressful and physically challenging it is."
To make a list of all questions about a job, ask them, and choose the job, that makes you the happiest, then you will be satisfied, cause no job, is perfect.

Staff Nurse in Manchester:
"Job scope."
Pros: I love to care for my patient.
Cons: I do not like being task oriented.

Staff Nurse in St. Louis:
Never ever go to occupational health if injured.

Staff Nurse in Malaysia:
"Work self better than paid employee."
Love your job to help other people better.

Staff Nurse in Alberton:
"It is very stressful and demanding but I love it."
Pros: Challenges I am faced with on daily basis..
Cons: The management having to be bias.

Staff Nurse in San Antonio:
"Self And System Awareness."
Learn how to maneuver situations with grace. Do not make enemies/do not gossip about others. But do not allow others to take advantage of you. Know your HR policies/nursing board regulations, legal pitfalls and how to navigate the system to work for you. It's not at all about patient care once you get out of school. If your work situation is causing you grief - do not take too long to make a change. Sometimes the system is faulty and you cannot fix it. If you cannot work in confines of a hospital then do some research in other avenues for nursing: legal work, auditing, case management, home health/hospice, coding etc. Good luck!

Key Stats for Staff Nurse

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.
1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 2 votes.

Years of Experience

1-4 years
33%
5-9 years
33%
20 years or more
33%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits
Medical: 80%
dental benefits
Dental: 60%
vision benefits
Vision: 60%
no benefits
None: 20%