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LPN-Accepted a position on cardiac stepdown

  1. 0 Im curious. Im a brand new LPN and jus accepted a position on a cardiac stepdown unit and the rate is $19.64 do you guys think this is a good start rate?? I'm more excited to learn all about cardiac disease's than the rate and am beyond excited to take care of them! but I'm wondering where im at compared to other new grads
  2. Visit  Rico84 profile page

    About Rico84

    Rico84 has '4' year(s) of experience. From 'Ohio'; Joined Jul '11; Posts: 33; Likes: 14.

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  3. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    You need to tell us what state/area you are in for us to give you any useful replies.

    Is that a good salary in south California? No way. North Jersey? Not really. Rural Maine? You bet.

    Why don't you do a google search for the average LPN salary in your city and compare?
    jessica.lanelle and roser13 like this.
  4. Visit  Nhenry2B profile page
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    Ditto Ashley's response!
  5. Visit  Rico84 profile page
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    north east CLEVELAND, OHIO
  6. Visit  kiszi profile page
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    then that is a very good rate.
  7. Visit  agldragonRN profile page
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    congratulations rico! nice to know lpns are still working in acute care. i never had the chance.

    good luck!
    DogWmn likes this.
  8. Visit  canchaser profile page
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    Very good in st Louis I started as a LPn on step down 10 yrs ago at 17.00 with no benefits. They have since told all LPn to get rn or find a new job within 2 years. So I got my rn .
  9. Visit  FiremedicMike profile page
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    Consider yourself extremely lucky, my wife went to LPN school in central Ohio. It took her about a year and a half to find a full-time job, and as far as she knows, she's still the only one in her class working full time. She makes 19/hour working assisted living..
    MySonIsAdorable likes this.
  10. Visit  Ashley, PICU RN profile page
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    Quote from Rico84
    north east CLEVELAND, OHIO
    http://swz.salary.com/SalaryWizard/L...innati-OH.aspx

    The median LPN salary in that area is about 40,000 dollars, which is roughly 21 dollars per hour for a full time position. So for a new grad with no experience, your salary looks great! Congratulations.
  11. Visit  wannabecnl profile page
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    Looks awesome; I'm starting as a new grad RN in a cardiac stepdown in NH and only making a couple bucks more an hour! So enjoy, learn lots, and keep us posted!
  12. Visit  Rico84 profile page
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    Thanks guys! yea i thought it seemed fair and I could live with this for awhile, I love this hospital bc they utilize the LPNS everywhere in the hospital and allow us to practice like we were meant to! Still makes no sense why some hospitals want RN only.
    turnforthenurseRN likes this.
  13. Visit  dblpn profile page
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    Quote from canchaser
    Very good in st Louis I started as a LPn on step down 10 yrs ago at 17.00 with no benefits. They have since told all LPn to get rn or find a new job within 2 years. So I got my rn .
    I'm in st. louis too. i dont think any of the hospitals here hire lpns any more. the va hospital does is the only one i've seen so far and they want you to have acute care experience at least a few years.


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