The salaries for nurses all depend on:
State of Practice
Type and size of practice
I am a certified cancer nurse, only working online now. I have a Master's degree of nursing and hold a certification in oncology, but in the past I had 3 certifications toward my specialty. I live and work in Los Angeles and my previous job was in a major cancer center. I earned 6 figures. I also worked nearly 50 hours a week.
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RNs earn a livable salary. But there is more. Working as an RN is immensely satisfying in many ways. I do hope you consider becoming an RN.