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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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    nursetama2004

    almost 3 years ago

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    I am an RN in the Seattle/Tacoma area. I moved here almost 3 years ago, and have not been able to get into the field here.Ii am now a stay-at-home mom, with a desire update and maintain my skills. Any suggestions how to get started after not having worked in almost 3 years? Prior to moving here, I had 2 years of med/surg experience and 4 years of pediatric experience.

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    drbetty01

    almost 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I am LPN looking for work In Ga. area. I have 20 yrs. experience in nursing homes, doctors offices.

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    giftideasformen

    almost 3 years ago

    102 comments

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    lholtz23

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    I am a RN looking for a part time position as a Staff Educator within a Long Term Care facility in the NW suburbs of the Detroit area. I have over 15 yrs experience working as a RN and I enjoy mentoring new nurses and CNA's.

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    AllieC

    almost 3 years ago

    4 comments

    I am an LPN with 30 years of experience and am stuck in a dead-end job with terrible pay and conditions in Albany, NY. I have an Associate's degree in Medical Administrative Assisting and owe mega-bucks in student loans. Right now I am considering returning to school for my RN/BSN but I dread more student loans. I fear that if I do return to school that even with a nursing degree I'll struggle to survive financially. Anyone have any input? And I'm desperate to get out of my current job. I've never been so unhappy.

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    jamiersue

    almost 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Dialysis RN with 14 years of experience in Hemodialysis. Looking for a different career as an RN in Hospice, Home Health Care, At-Home Dialysis RN or Nephrology clinic. Live in Dresser,Wisconsin. If anyone knows of any please let me know. Thanks ! :)

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    JaimieE

    almost 3 years ago

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    I am a recent graduate LPN and need a job terribly. I live in Jamestown, New York if anyone knows of any openings. :)

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    stephslaugh

    almost 3 years ago

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    RN with 10+ experience just moved back to louisiana from california. lived and worked here for 30 years then moved there for 3 (husband military) and now can't find a job. when did everything become internet based? we can't go to HR anymore and talk to a person?

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    DEBORAHLVN

    almost 3 years ago

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    Hello everyone i'm a LVN been one for 17 years and recently unemployed living in Merced.Ca and having a really hard time finding work. Would appriciate any input also in my early 50's with lots of experience we have to stick together.

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    Char1217

    almost 3 years ago

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    What's all this nonsense about the 'aging workforce'? We're the ones with the exprience - and I'm talking about myself with 35+ years as an RN/ARNP and those of you 'over 50' with however many years in nursing as well as all of your life experince!
    NOTHING can equal that on a resume and employers need to start reading between the lines and hiring quality PLUS quantity of years on the job.
    I became disabled at age 50 but was fortunate to recover enough to return to work. I've been in my position for 5 years and retirement is looming but I'm really not ready, especially financially.
    I could use some advice on 'downsizing' - maybe to part-time or to something less stressful that's full-time. My physical problems are slowing me down but my brain still has lots of knowledge to impart.
    Does anyone know anything about consulting? I have a varied background and could fit into several different types of positions like this. I've been a nursing instructor as well.
    Thanks all! And keep up the EXCELLENT work!

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    erika7773

    about 3 years ago

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    Hello all. I am currently a tele nurse in northern california and I am experiencing the same difficulties some of you have had finding a job since I relocated to another city and find myself commuting one hour each way........I'm hoping to find something soon.

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    ABBAABBA

    about 3 years ago

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    I AM A DIRECTOR OF NURSING CURRENTLY AND WANT TO DOWNGRADE TO SUPERVISOR. WHILE I ENJOY IT, I NEED LESS STRESS AND SPEND MORE TIME WITH FAMILY. I WORK IN NORTHERN FLORIDA ON THE EAST COAST. CAN ANYONE HELP?

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    skalil

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    LPN with 14 years experience and currently in the LPN to RN program at Baker College, Michigan......my position as admissions nurse was eliminated yesterday and looking for work near Detroit, MI ASAP

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    butterfly64

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    RN with 25+ years experience moved from west coast FL to east coast FL starting salary offered here $8000.00 less than I was making and was told it is because the east coast doesn't pay as much as the west coast. Sounds weird to me...

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    janetluginbuhl

    about 3 years ago

    2 comments

    Newly LPN grad in Toledo Ohio looking for employment

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