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5 Things You Need to Give up to Get a Nursing Job

Adam Starr | NursingLink


Money Matters, but It Isn’t Everything.

Nursing salaries vary widely, depending on the place, education, and specialty you are working in. Some of you will earn considerably more and others considerably less, that’s to be expected when you consider cost of living and other factors. When you entered nursing school you may have had dreams of being the next Florence Nightingale, but reality doesn’t always match up. More people are entering nursing now than ever before, which means that the nursing degree isn’t as valuable as it once was. What used to set you apart with a BSN may now require a master’s degree or other professional degree.

The Good News:

At this point, if you are lucky enough to be offered a position and the money is enough to cover your bills and, more importantly, it starts you on a nursing career path towards your long-term goals, then take it. You need experience and professional skills more than you need big paychecks right now. Work hard, learn a lot, challenge yourself, grow in your experience and the money will come later.

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    This a very informative article. It is a must read for the new grad without a job!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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    HerbalNurse

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    This is a very good article. The only thing I would add is to just not take any and every job opened to you. I know you need a job. But, there are some jobs that have a potential to leave a very bad taste in your mouth, or even may be a job that a new grad doesn't need to take because the experience expectations are beyond where you are. You worked very hard to your license, Don't compromise in these areas. You want to keep your license.

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