I'm considering becoming a CNA then later becoming an RN. I'm wondering is this worth my time & effort. I've seen that the pay is quite low in Illinois, could be $11 hourly, I know it's good for experience but I don't want to be over worked and underpaid. Especially with the things they have to do.
My questions are basically how much is they pay, is it worth it & what are some tasks that they do?
@ FutureNeoNursing : Oh, Thanks your info helped a lot.
Where can I find an LPN bridge program? Can I do that at any school? Say I get my LPN at one school then decide to go to a different school for the RN, will it help me get my RN quicker? I guess I don't really understand what the bridge programs are.lol
@ tigerlogic : I hear u, it is good experience but I don't want to be THAT underpaid lol I've got 3 kids so the field I go into has to absolutely be sufficient enough.
Really? Interesting . . the pay rates seem like not one can agree on a set rate but I understand it's nursing & experience plus certifications vary on the pay rate. What is LTC?
@ nurse_tobe I wouldn't be able to accept $9 an hour either. Thank you.
@ irisheiesrsmilin I'm in the burbs also. I thought because is just an assistant type of job and not actual nursing it would only give experience in dealing with people.
Last edit by MsKim on Nov 25, '12
Yeah its not too many that offer it.What suburb do you stay near? I forgot to add College of Dupage in Glen Ellyn,they have lpn and rn.
Last edit by FutureNeoNursing on Nov 27, '12