RN pay in AR-what can I expect to make? - page 2

by RNLeavingTheOC

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Hello all, Moving to NE/NC AR in July '06 from SoCal/OC. I know to expect a lower pay than what I make in CA but not sure how much. (I have 10 yrs RN experience, a BSN and mostly have worked ER, ICU and case mgmt) I dont see... Read More


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    Quote from sharlynn
    Looking forward to everything except the humidity and allergies!
    amen to the humidity and allergies!! I have lived in AR for most of my life....and most likely will stay here unless the hubbie's job changes. For the most part, it is a great place to live with mild climate and lots of beautiful scenery (mostly forrest). I graduated from UAMS in LR, lived there 2 yrs while in school and loved it. I go back fairly frequently since my 2 sisters also live there. I know for a fact that it can be a huge transition moving to
    AR from CA or any other place with big cities. Both of my parents were born and raised in CA and I still have a lot of family there. The people talk different (me included LOL) and the lifestyle is just so much slower paced. Wishing you both the best in your transitions and welcome to Razorback country!!!
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    Replying to my own post, I am now in AR at a hospital and am making $6.50 an hour more than I made in western NE. Real estate taxes are much cheaper- $100 less for three times as much house!
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    Quote from melissamward
    amen to the humidity and allergies!! I have lived in AR for most of my life....and most likely will stay here unless the hubbie's job changes. For the most part, it is a great place to live with mild climate and lots of beautiful scenery (mostly forrest). I graduated from UAMS in LR, lived there 2 yrs while in school and loved it. I go back fairly frequently since my 2 sisters also live there. I know for a fact that it can be a huge transition moving to
    AR from CA or any other place with big cities. Both of my parents were born and raised in CA and I still have a lot of family there. The people talk different (me included LOL) and the lifestyle is just so much slower paced. Wishing you both the best in your transitions and welcome to Razorback country!!!


    I noticed you said you graduated from UAMS. I just got admitted there. Can ypu please PM me and tell me about the program. Likes and dislikes etc... Thanks
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    in the little rock area there are several large hospitals and in hot springs there is a large va hospital...any of these can be accessed from the hiway system with little trouble...housing is cheaper in the country..
    however the hot springs/jones mill area the house prices are suppose to be higher than anywhere else in state
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    Most jobs are in Ft Smith, Fayetteville, and Little Rock. Avg pay for LPN is $13 hr. Avg for RN is $25 hr. I know a few RN's that make about $30 hr in a specialty area. A few LPN's make $16-$17 doing hospice.

    There is a state income tax. Low property taxes offset this. Real estate is reasonable.
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    I live in North Central Ar, and the New Grad RN pay starts out at $17.85 hr. I do not know where it goes from there. Good Luck. I love AR. myself.
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    Quote from military spouse
    Would love to hear about your transition to AR! I grew up in Fullerton, followed military hubby for 20 years, now looking for a reasonable COL with inexpensive houses! My sister bought a $569,000 50 year-old rancher in Placentia, close to Kramer. Crazy!:spin:
    Wow! I grew up in Fullerton also! My husband and I moved to Arkansas Last year. And I know exactly where Kramer st. is. Placentia is a nice city and 569,000 really isnt too bad for a beautiful Ranch style house. Did you end up moving here to Arkansas??


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