Why do CNA's get low pay for the hard labor that they do? - page 2

by M4ri_777

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Today was the fourth day of clinicals as a CNA student, and so far I had quite an experience but I am loving every moment of it. I am just so surprised how fast the CNA's have to be to get to their residents up and going. The... Read More


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    I just wanted to congratulate you on your decision to become a CNA. I am in the Metro Atlanta area. I just received a scholarship for a CNA course with the American Red Cross. I so excited. I start April 1. Any suggestions on what to expect?
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    I have been an EMT for YEARS and I get paid less than CNA's... That is why I am in Nursing School. I have worked in the worst conditions ie: 120 degree heat traffic collisions on the HWY, raining & snowing... I got paid less than 14.00/hr for the last 10 years... why because that is the going rate for the dime a dozen EMT's out there. It only took me 6 months to get certified, no prereq's required...
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    Simple
    Hard Labor=less pay
    More education with less labor=more pay
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    Quote from Mr.FutureDNP23
    Mewsin -19.87 hr? CNA? That's better than what some RN's make in my area. Are you in California?
    I'm in Canada actually. The wage is huge for me. I'm a nursing student and picking up one shift on the weekend is over $200. Although I'm already doing the math, my lpn wage will be $33 an hour when I'm finished, well worth it for the stress of school.
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    Very limited scope of practice.

    Hard manual labor does not always mean better pay
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    Quote from Mewsin
    I'm in Canada actually. The wage is huge for me. I'm a nursing student and picking up one shift on the weekend is over $200. Although I'm already doing the math, my lpn wage will be $33 an hour when I'm finished, well worth it for the stress of school.
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    Canada pay NA good wage, 18cad to 24cad hourly plus shift differentials
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    As others have said CNAs have less responsibility than RNs. Many CNAs are just using the job as a stepping stone to nursing, and are willing to take less pay for the experience they get. Could I make more as a server? Probably, but being an ER tech is giving me way more experience and will help me more with becoming an RN than being a server would.
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    Quote from Mewsin
    I'm in Canada actually. The wage is huge for me. I'm a nursing student and picking up one shift on the weekend is over $200. Although I'm already doing the math, my lpn wage will be $33 an hour when I'm finished, well worth it for the stress of school.
    Where are you going to make $33 as an LPN? I'm an RN in Toronto at $30
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    Quote from brithoover
    Where are you going to make $33 as an LPN? I'm an RN in Toronto at $30
    Keeping in mind I'm still a nursing student, so I'm not making it yet. Our lpn starting wage is step 1 $31.01, step 2 $32.10, step 3 $33.21. I'm in SK.

    This could explain why we ended up with a number of Toronto grads in our facility.
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    Quote from Mewsin
    Keeping in mind I'm still a nursing student, so I'm not making it yet. Our lpn starting wage is step 1 $31.01, step 2 $32.10, step 3 $33.21. I'm in SK.

    This could explain why we ended up with a number of Toronto grads in our facility.
    Wow that's super high and cost of living I'm sure is cheaper than Totonto!


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