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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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    Account Removed

    over 2 years ago

    Hello, I am an LPN fresh out of school looking to gain experience in the Philadelphia,PA area. Does anyone have any leads? I'd truly appreciate it. Take care. I wish you all well.

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    ctaylor

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, I am a diversified RN seeking employment to empower patients regarding their disease processes and in navigating the healthcare system. I also am having a challenging time finding a job.

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    Todd_E

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Experienced RN here...recently relocated to the Austin, TX area. Having a challenging time finding a job, believe it or not!

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    marysia

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Abellanel, You can most certainly achieve your RN goal at age 37. I would definitely recommend RN instead of LPN though, as it is only an additional year of nursing school (for an associated RN) but many more job opportunities. BSN would be best but it is 4 years of nursing school. Nurses will always be needed, whether in hospitals, long term facilities, home care, clinics, public health, etc. Best of luck to you on your decision.

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    abellanel

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi everyone, I am considering RN with 13 years background of managing my own business. It is been my dream to help people and caring for them. I have at least 3 years to accomplish this dream of mine. I wanted to relocate if God willing to San Diego within that 3 years. Is this something I can do at the age of 37?

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    martharbrown

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello, everyone! I am a Registered Nurse with 25 yrs of acute care experience. Relocated to Lincoln, NE and am now looking for nursing opportunities in the area. Any suggestions?

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    Veroalex

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi everyone, I am a registered nurse with background in pediatrics looking for a re-entry position. I have not worked in nursing for 5 years and am looking for advice regarding re-entering the profession. Thanks!

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    desmadrid

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Hello! I am originally from Hawaii. I recently graduated and got my RN in California. I'm having a hard time finding a job in either state, even as a CNA or tech.

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    annmjohnster

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a Registered nurse, Certified Case manager, Certified Medical Coder, LNC, CMCN,with an extensive backgroung in claims, appeal & denials, Outcomes Management, Quality mgmt, insurance reimbursement & contracts in the Greenville, SC area looking for a position with a hospital or insurance company.

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    aureline

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    hello everyone. i am a new graduate as a Geriatric Nursing Assistant ( GNA ) and I am looking for a part-time position in the DC and MD area.

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    mekmekp

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Hi everyone!, I'm new to NL. I'm an LPN with 6 yrs of Med/Surg experience and I'm currently relocating to the Dallas/FT. Worth area and was wondering if anyone had leads?...Thanks :)

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    jlebron316

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a Registered Nurse looking for a per diem position. Background in critical care. Looking to do one day a week.

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    DebZap

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am an LPN looking for F/T work in the New Haven/Hartford area. Anyone have any leads?

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    jamaka48

    almost 3 years ago

    4 comments

    hI every1 I'm new to NL I did my NCLEX the day b4 thanksgiving, no result as yet.... I tried the PVT & it refused to register me saying that this candidate has passed & cannot re-register. How accurate is PVT? also, how do i go about posting my resume online for jobs, and some of the places to look for work. Thanks

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    Nurseintraining20

    almost 3 years ago

    10 comments

    Well I am a fun young women who is about to graduate with my Liberal Arts Degree in May 2012. I am going to get my LPN first and once I'm done with that find a job as a traveling nurse and hopefully that will help me pay my way to get my RN degree.

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