LPN pay versus RN pay in AR? - page 2

by cancergirl24

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Hi everyone:redbeathe...can anyone tell me roughly the pay here in Arkansas for an LPN and an RN, hospital and or dr. office ? And also, if responding could you include which part of Arkansas? Thank you very much for... Read More


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    Guess I should at that I am referrint to RN pay! Sorry about that. I have no idea about LPN pay but from the way the girls talk at work it is substantially lower than RN pay.
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    Hi, I live in central Arkansas. Starting pay here is around 19.10 for new grads no experience. 3.50 shift diff/1.75 wkend where I work. It is ok but cannot wait to have some experience so I can get a better job and actually negotiate pay!:typing
    Hi nursemommywife, is this for an RN? or an LPN? Do you know the pay for an LPN??Thank you ,Kristen
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    I am a new grad LPN and I currently make $19 per hour at an LTC facility here in Little Rock....I can also tell u dat RN pay at majority of the hospitals here in Little Rock is between 18-20 per hour
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    I am trying to decide whether to get my LPN first or go straight for my RN due to financial reasons. It is so crazy that LPN's with no exp are making 19 and a new grad RN is roughly the same. I'm guessing its the LTC difference... can anyone explain that to me? I would be living in the Little Rock area.
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    Hey BethT! I am working on getting my LPN right now...as you mentioned...for financial reasons and also because the only nearby RN program only accepts 40 students per YEAR and last year they had over 270 applicants. I have called several of the hospitals in NW Arkansas, and they do still hire LPNs, but LPNs cannot work on specialty floors like Labor and Delivery or ICU. My plan is to work as an LPN and do an RN bridge program while I'm working. Many of the hospitals here will pay for your bridge program if you will contract to work for them for a certain time period. So...thats my plan. As I stated in a previous post, the nursing home in Springdale where my mom lives offered me a LPN job as soon as I graduate starting out at $19.00 per hour plus full benefits. And...a friend of mine works at Washington Regional in Fayetteville as an LPN with three years of experience, and she makes $22.00 an hour. I think it really just depends on what facility you get in with....there is a broad range of pay that I've found through researching it...
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    The youth home in Alexander pays $27-$28. This is a salary position. I am a new grad RN. I am gonna start at a LTC facility next week, I haven't negotiated my pay yet but, I will be a supervisor RN which will pay more than the average RN starting there but, the LPN, well at least one I know there makes $26.00 an hour. She has 3 years experience. I have five years experience as an LPN so I'm sure I will top that. I will post back next week and let you all know my new grad starting pay.
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    That is so crazy how the pay for LPN's can fluctuate. I've heard in AR LPN's make 10-12 per hour. If that is true it is pointless to get an LPN then RN, for me anyway!
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    Arkansas Children Hospital pays lpn 11.50. I'm a new grad, june '09. I work as an assistant living 18hr nights no differential. I'm looking for somthing that pays more and offer tuition assistance as Im currently working on RN pre req. Any suggestions????
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    Quote from nursemommywife
    Hi, I live in central Arkansas. Starting pay here is around 19.10 for new grads no experience. 3.50 shift diff/1.75 wkend where I work. It is ok but cannot wait to have some experience so I can get a better job and actually negotiate pay!:typing
    Good luck with that nursemommywife!! I've been a nurse for 15 yrs and have never successfully negotiated pay. They make an offer and you either accept or move on. At least that's the way it has always been for me. :chuckle:
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    Oh goodness! 11.75? I'm a clerk looking into becomming a nurse, and that's what I make now! Looking for better pay and a career that is always in demand, 11.75/hr is a little sad. Maybe that's just me.


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