Nursing is a profession where you can find a lot of jobs that are both salary and hourly wage. There are some differences between the two and it’s important to understand what those differences are. In Nurse Compensation: Comparing Salary vs Hourly Wage we discuss how to compare the compensation of a salary to hourly nursing job. It’s important to note that there are some advantages between the two even though my preference is for hourly nursing jobs.
Your nurse compensation is one of the factors you should consider before accepting a job. Analyzing what your nursing compensation is before accepting a job doesn't make you a bad person or greedy, on the contrary, it makes you prudent. You worked hard to get to where you are and with being a hard worker you should make sure your compensation reflects that. Many of the jobs nurses are recruited for are not only hourly wage but are also salary. When trying to compare salary vs hourly wage the problem that many nurses run into is that they try to do an apple to orange comparison. You need to adjust to make sure you are comparing appropriately.
Starting a new nursing job can be very difficult. Even if you are eagerly looking forward to the new adventure it doesn’t change the demand of having to meet new people and learn new processes. There are right and wrong ways to transition to a new area or a new facility. Below are just a handful of important things to keep in mind prior to starting your first day.
Drafting a resignation letter for your nursing job can be very difficult and many times nurses are not sure where to begin. Below is an example of a letter of resignation. As a nurse the goal of a resignation letter is to not burn bridges when you leave, but to create and maintain good will. You always want to be able to come back even if you think you never will.
Leaving your current employer as a nurse can be very difficult. I see many nurses do this the wrong way. The ideal goal is to leave in a manner where you will always be welcomed back. For some reading this you might say I've left many employers that I knew I would never return to. The problem with that is that you never really know if you will return.
If you have been a nurse for a while now then you know that your career can feel stale at times. For some the stress of working can become very great and for others just the simple act of going to work every week can become monotonous. Don’t fret! I’m here to tell you that there is hope to get through those feelings and jumpstart your nursing career!!
Oh, those first few years as a new grad nurse! Seasoned nurses reading this.... remember those first years as a new grad nurse? We know those first years can be very nerve-racking. I remember those days well and like most of you, I don’t look back on those memories very fondly. We have created a list of do's and don'ts that all new grad nurses must know.
Do you remember having to plan and prioritize while going through nursing school and even studying for the NCLEX? Nurses learn to prioritize and plan because they are limited on what they can do. We have to budget our time because let’s face it, we don’t have the luxury of accomplishing everything we want to most days. In that same sense we need to apply the mindset of planning and prioritization to money because it is a finite resource. Some people might have more of it than others but at the end of the day there is a limited amount...Check out our steps to learn how to budget your personal finance like a nurse.