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Nurse Recruitment Tool: Attract With Life Balance, Not Salaries

Written by LeAnn Thieman, CSP, October 29th, 2013

In the past five years RNs in the USA may have found that salaries have flattened, and in some cases dropped, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics.

Starting in 2009, the median annual wage increases were 2% or less, compared with double or triple that percentage the previous five years. Between 2011 and 2012, the median annual wage for RNs nationally increased only 1%, from $69,110 to $69,935. Data from the American Association of Colleges of Nursing shows that nurse faculty salaries are stagnating as well.

Salary is no longer the main motivating factor in hiring new nurses. Most nurses of all ages are looking for life balance.

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