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Getting Your First Nursing Job After you receive your nursing education in Idaho Falls, it is important that you understand how you are going to navigate the waters of a nursing career. Throughout your time in your nursing education in Idaho Falls, you may not realize many questions that will emerge in your career.

Hourly Wages As a nurse, no matter where you choose to be a nurse, you may have to choose between being on hourly wage or being on a salary. There are some health care facilities that will let you choose between these options while others may not let you choose. When you are deciding where you are going to take a job, you should understand how your compensation is going to work. You want to make sure that you know exactly how much you are going to be paid and how you are going to be paid. You will want to assess which form of pay is going to be the best for you. Doing some research may help you understand if you are inclined toward one type of pay or if you are indifferent to the way that you are going to be paid. When you are getting paid an hourly wage, you will be getting paid a specific rate per hour that you work. When you get to work you will clock in and when you are done with your shift you will clock out and then at the end of the pay period your hours are added up. If you are working more than forty hours a week, you will probably get paid overtime. Overtime often consists of your hourly wage plus one half of your hourly wage but it is important that you clarify any overtime details with your boss before you start working.

On Salary Should you need to miss a day at work, you would have to make sure that you can use a sick day or even vacation day to ensure that your paycheck does not take a huge hit. If you are getting paid a specific salary, you will not normally be clock in and out when you get to work. You may have to check in with a manager when you get to work, but you are paid a specific amount of money on a yearly basis. This way, the paycheck that you are getting throughout the year does not change. You should be sure that you are not afraid to talk to a possible manager about pay. If you find that you have two different job offers from companies that pay you in two different ways, delve into the forms of payment so you can be sure that you know how you are being paid.


Once you have decided how you want to be paid, it is important that you stick to your guns. Find a facility that is willing to pay you the right amount of money and also provide you with the type of paycheck that is going to work the best for you. As a nurse, there are probably many different jobs that you can apply for. Don’t settle for a job that does not provide you what you feel you will need to have a fulfilling career. Photo Credit: septober , foxumon

Getting your first nursing job  

Obtaining your new job as a nurse is just the first step on the road to your career. After getting your new job however there is a question...

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