How much does a nurse make?

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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Postby CaribMD » Tue Aug 09, 2011 8:42 pm

ellabakmd wrote:Very informative statistics about wages of nurses. However, one thing is missing there .. what is the number of years of experience .. for these figures?

Thats why there are ranges it will differ with Years and other factors such as other degrees

You see a ADN RN and a MSN RN make different rates most times but a Floor RN will make a set amount.

Years of experience does not always play a big role.
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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Postby amygarside » Fri Sep 28, 2012 1:56 am

Salaries also depend on your location.
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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Postby nenew » Sun Mar 02, 2014 6:22 am

Dr. Carib: Did any of your RN courses transfer towards the Medical degree? And do you have a bachelor's for the RN? I am considering applying for medschool, currently doing coursework for RN degree.
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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Postby vicky25 » Fri Jun 06, 2014 3:30 am

The BLS reports the median salary for a registered nurse was $65,470 in 2012. The best-paid 10 percent of RNs made more than $94,720, while the bottom 10 percent earned less than $45,040. In 2012, the highest median salaries were earned by nurses working in government, hospitals and home health care
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Re: How much does a nurse make?

Postby albertwygant » Mon Jul 14, 2014 11:39 pm

Last year, as an RN, I made $66,253.16 exactly.This does not include the money they took out from taxes, malpractice insurance, and health insurance benefits, and 401K. Before all of that, I probably made 75,000? Not sure.I worked an average of 3 days a week, 12 hour shifts and i also get bonuses.This is my second year working as a nurse, and I make the same amount as I did right out of school. It does vary from state to state, depending on the demand.I have an associate's degree, if that helps any. Nurses with bachelor's degrees do not make any more than I do, unless they are in a management position. My mother, on the other hand, has been working in a smaller hospital in the ER for about 25 years, and she makes well over $100,000 per year, with an associates degree. Nurses are paid on an hourly basis, not a set amount per year. It can range anywhere from $25-80 an hour. It is the most rewarding and exciting career I could have chosen, and I love it!!
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