Posted September 09, 2019 07:19:49New nursing jobs in the US, as of September 19, 2018, were up by 5% over the same period in 2018, according to a report from BSNU.
The national nurses union said that nurses were earning an average of $20.30 per hour, up from $19.40 in 2018.
The average pay increase for new nursing positions in the first quarter of 2019 was $9.90 per hour.BSNU’s report notes that the biggest increases in nursing salaries were seen in the West, which saw a 5.4% increase.
There were also increases in the Northeast and South.
The most dramatic increase was in the South, where nurses saw a 10.9% increase, while nurses in the Midwest saw an 11.1% increase and nurses in Hawaii saw an 8.9%.BSNUs national director of labor and employment relations, Chris Molnar, said the national nurses unions have a “responsibility to provide the resources that are needed to ensure a fair and equitable workplace for all employees.”BSNUPER News and Media Bureau, the national union for nursing and allied health professionals, said it is also looking into the possible possibility of requiring nurses to have an associate degree or higher to be eligible for additional pay raises.BSP’s new president, Jill Burdick, said that nursing jobs are still a “buzzy” area in the nursing industry, and that the pay gap between nurses and their peers is growing.
“It’s still a challenging, challenging environment for nurses,” she said.
“We are always looking for ways to make it more fair for all workers.
The challenge is that there are a lot of variables that affect pay and that’s one of the challenges we’re facing as a profession, to make sure we are doing the right things and providing opportunities for nurses.”
Molnar said the union is “actively exploring the possibility” of requiring an associate’s degree for new nurses.
The BSNUs report comes as more than 2 million Americans receive benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, a program that provides food, shelter and other basic goods and services to low-income families.
More:BSP has also been involved in campaigns to raise awareness of the pay disparity between nurses in nursing and other professions.
The union has also called on employers to consider offering higher pay for new hires who have an RN background, to reduce the disparity.