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2010 Registered Nurse Salary Projections

2010 Registered Nurse Salary Projections

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As health care continues to be a national focus and demand for health care workers skyrockets, registered nurses can expect to see their salaries, and other benefits, grow in 2010. More and more employers are offering sweet incentives such as sign-on bonuses, tuition reimbursement, and more flexible hours in order to entice nurses to work in their facilities. However, hiring trends will likely be slow in the initial months of 2010 until a health care bill is fully implemented; after that, hiring for nursing jobs is expected to pick up in a big way to meet ever-growing need.

Overall job opportunities are expected to be excellent for registered nurses. Employers in some parts of the country and in certain employment settings report difficulty in attracting and retaining an adequate number of RNs, primarily because of an aging RN workforce and a lack of younger workers to fill positions.

Median 2009 Salary
$63,504

Projected 2010 Median Salary
With 4% Increase: $66,044
With a 3.8% Increase: $65,917
With a 2.7% Increase: $65,218
Projected Need, 2008 – 2018: 581,500

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    kcheartz

    over 2 years ago

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    I am a new grad LVN with only about six months experience. I have a per-diem job and a seasonal job, and am currently looking for a full-time position but nobody hires new grads!! EVERYBODY requires at least a year of experience, it's SO hard to find anything, it's such a catch 22!!!! How and where do I gain the experience if no one will hire new grads? If anyone has any suggestions they will be greatly appreciated!! Thanks everyone for your responses:)

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    joverton

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I have been an LPN for 19 years and currently am working PRN work for an agency. I need full time as I am a single parent. I have a broad range of experience from Med-Surg to Trachs / Vents. We are willing to relocate as long as relocation expenses are covered. At the end of this week, 6/1/12, I will complete a Medical Billing and Coding course so I understand ICD- 9 CM DX coding as well as CPt - 4 Coding. I am starting to prepare for my CPC exam.

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    PoohsRN69

    over 2 years ago

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    Hi...I am a diploma school of nursing graduate, living in New York state. I have been out of the work field for the past 7-8 years tending to medical issues with a family member. I have experience in OB/GYN, mostly Labor & Delivery/Post-partum, have OR experience (circulating and scrub) for C. sections. My last nursing experience has been in long-term care in management (unit manager/supervisor). I am looking to re-enter the nursing field on a per diem and/or part-time basis....however, if the right full-time position opened up I would consider it. Thank you for your time. Good luck to everyone.

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    redondomome

    over 2 years ago

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    I am an LPN in AZ, LOOKING for work!! I have experience working with Substance Abuse, and Children. I'm currently working as a substitute school nurse, but I need a regular schedule. Unfortunately prior to moving to AZ last May, I was off for 3 years - my son had several learning delays and many Dr. appts. Now that he's ready to start kindergarten I need to work! I'm not having any luck and getting really discouraged.

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    approved

    over 2 years ago

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    I am a CNA currently seeking employment. I also have the desire to become an LPN. Only up from here!!!

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    tanda82208

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Currently living and working in New York but moving to Florida very soon. I am an RN with 18 years of experience in Med/Surg and ICU and currently for a twenty site organization as a clinical nurse manager

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    lobsteroll60

    over 2 years ago

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    Relocating back "home" to Michigan from Maine. Specialty is OB and Surgical Services. Supervisor now but looking for ops in SE Michigan or Northern Michigan. Family of 5. Also looking in the Harrisburg PA area. Can start soon

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    esmeraldairizarry

    over 2 years ago

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    hello!!! I am a nurse about 20 years in Puerto Rico, recently the state of Florida gave to me my new licence of Nurse and i just looking a job in Florida and make a new life and cotinuing develope my self as a professional. Im very happy when i saw this link and post ed my resume.

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    JanYoder

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I'm an RN,BSN, with 30+ years in the OR, moving to the West Grove, PA area in April. Looking for a position in the OR, specializing in Eyes or Podiatry, part time. Any help will be appreciated!

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    kbaby601

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi, I have 4 years experience in hospice. I am looking for a job that I can start now.

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    John_M_Prudente

    over 2 years ago

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    I'm a associates prepared RN with 14yrs experience 12 critical care (PACU, TMICU, CCU, CSICU, NeuroICU) currently a traveler unable to find a job in the Boston MA area. Will work for food.

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    deb419

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I got my MSN in nursing in 2011 ,I can't find a job that pays good in the Toledo /Findlay Ohio area . I/m making 40,000 a year right now and struggleling .Any suggestions?

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    priscillafriday

    over 2 years ago

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    I have been a nurse for 32 years. The last 12 years I have worked on the phone. The last 4 years I worked at home on the phone as a Disease Management Nurse. I retired from my last job because they offered a great severance package to nurses over 60 years. I am looking for a work at home position. I have excellent nursing, computer and communication skills. I must work.

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