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    Hey people..
    I'm going to be applying for university next year.
    I'm planning on taking nursing because I would love to work in a hospital.
    But I was just worried about the low pay? (I think its 21,000 a year)
    When I take nursing at univerisity, can I do a PHD in nursing? I'm not sure really how it works..
    Someone said to me that the highest post in nursing is being a nursing consultant.. Is that true?
    What would be the salary for a nursing consultant?

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    The commencing salary for registered nurses in the NHS is indeed roughly £21,000 a year, though pay is incremental and you would receive extra if living in or on the fringe of London. Yes, the pay isn't remarkably high, but exactly the same scale applies to physiotherapists, occupational therapists and so forth within the allied health professions.

    The highest post in clinical nursing practice might be seen as that of a nurse consultant, though it is variable between the different trusts; don't forget the nurses in very senior management roles. Many nurse consultants have undertaken PhDs and are generally paid on Band 8 (look it up on the NHS Employers website for the exact details).

    It is very much worth making the point that progression to such roles happens only after an enormous amount of experience and commitment. You will find a great many opportunities in nursing, and of a diversity of kinds, but there is always that necessity to get the basics right and to gain that experience before becoming too ambitious.
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    The above poster has pretty much summed it all up.

    I wouldn't say my pay is poor to be honest. I'd like a bit more, as anyone would, but it's not what I'd describe as poor.
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    (Original post by Taraah)
    Hey people..
    I'm going to be applying for university next year.
    I'm planning on taking nursing because I would love to work in a hospital.
    But I was just worried about the low pay? (I think its 21,000 a year)
    When I take nursing at univerisity, can I do a PHD in nursing? I'm not sure really how it works..
    Someone said to me that the highest post in nursing is being a nursing consultant.. Is that true?
    What would be the salary for a nursing consultant?

    Thanks





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    For each year that you are a nurse, you go up a band on the pay scale. This may not seem like a lot at first, but after 10 years, its great, and it's a worthwhile career that you love.

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/explore...ay-for-nurses/

    http://www.nhscareers.nhs.uk/working...nge-pay-rates/

    Also, I once saw a great video from a professor at a uni in america. He asked his students, if money was no object, what would you do for a living that would make you truly happy? Because if you're in a dead end job but being paid brilliantly, you are still going to hate your life! Choose something you will enjoy.
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    (Original post by natstorrancex)
    For each year that you are a nurse, you go up a band on the pay scale. This may not seem like a lot at first, but after 10 years, its great, and it's a worthwhile career that you love.
    Not from this April it doesn't. It's based on performance now, so if you're not performing to your expected level you don't get the increment. They've also scrapped the six month increment for NQ nurses.

    http://www.nhsemployers.org/PayAndCo...pril-2013.aspx
 
 
 
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