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How is my 2 year experience as an ER Tech in a Trauma facility able benefit me when applying to a RN role? Can I negotiate that experience for a higher pay?


March 29th, 2023

Not directly. You’ll come in with more familiarity with some medical/ hospital processes better understood. That may allow you to advance the learning curve quicker than others. In turn, that greater skill set them may be used as leverage in an additional percent raise. Just being an EMT or tech is not enough to start a new role in a higher salary status.

September 22nd, 2023

Firstly, always mention your experience but as a new RN, you should never negiotiate your pay scale .
You are a NEW RN, no experience as a RN, you are familiar with tech duties and that is a plus but it may still be a tech job, not the NEW RN role that you are going into.
So, DO NOT try to negotiate a pay. It raises a red flag and says you are not there for the right reasons. It puts a wall up and it is way too early in your new career to start this way.
They want to know how much you love the patients and want to help heal them. If they hear anything else that is not related to patient comfort, you may not get that ER position.
Stay New and True to your career.

April 12th, 2023

Past experience is beneficial, however, when you start as a new grad nurse, you start at the same level. If you attend residency, you may lean towards ED and may request placement in ED. Placement is based on job availability plus how well you perform during residency. For example, when placed in ICU and caring for a transplant patient, ask lots of questions but also do your homework. Come back with evidence based articles related to transplant patients and you will outshine your fellow residents.

April 12th, 2023

You will get higher pay from an ER tech.

April 12th, 2023

yes