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RN Salary in Tennessee - TN

Tennessee Registered Nurses Salaries


There are 61,570 Registered Nurses employed in Tennessee as of 2008 according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. In 2008, the Bureau of Labor Statistics estimated the average salary for Registered Nurses in Tennessee at $59,000 annually or $28.37 hourly.  Neighbor North Carolina, employs over 84,000 nurses, yet at $57,790, pays less on average, than Tennessee.  

Indeed.com’s current salary estimate for Tennessee is $68,000.  Indeed.com has a listing of salaries of major cities in Tennessee:

Memphis, Tennessee RN Salary- $68,000
Nashville, Tennessee RN Salary - $57,000
Knoxville, Tennessee RN Salary - $65,000
Chattanooga, Tennessee RN Salary - $57,000

Continuing Education in Tennessee

The Tennessee State Board of Nursing requires that registered nurses show competence in the field. Earning five continuing education credit hours is one way nurses can show competence in the field. Other areas include, but are not limited to a satisfactory evaluation from an employer, initial or continuing national certification, educating nursing students at a Board approved school, publishing an article in a peer-reviewed nursing journal, etc. For a complete list of items that are acceptable for establishing competency check out the Board’s website at http://health.state.tn.us. In addition to the State of Tennessee’s requirements, national certification organizations, such as the American Nurses Credentialing Center or the American Association of Critical Care Nurses, have additional continuing education requirements. 



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