I am about to start nursing school
and a good friend of mine said her sister went to LVN school and could only make 9 per hour and decided to quit being an LVN. I told her that hourly rate sounded more like MA or CNA in southern CA but she said it was definately 9.00 as LVN. She is Latino and she said it was probably racial descrimination if 9.00 is too low. I told her I had not seen that anywhere and that in OC LVN's usually start at 17-19 per hour or more.
Am I way off base here? Do Hospitals hire LVN's at 9.00 per hour or any rate this low? What's the lowest hourly rate any of you have seen in Orange County for LVN's?
May 20, '07
I live in New York, but I don't think an LPN gets $9/hr...I know New York and California are the states that pay the nurses the most.
I was an LPN before becoming an RN, and I was working for an agency that paid me $25/hr, and that was a few years ago.
Last edit by chuck1234 on May 20, '07