I'm new to the board. My question is what's the salary for a LPN in CT. I will be moving there next year. I'm currently livng in GA. And also how's the cost of living. Thanks!
Jul 10, '04
Quote from pokey sn
Hi--RxConnecticut, from what I hear, my sis went to NEtech, very little time is left for work outside of school, as the program is VERY intensive. Its basically everyday. Check with your program for the exact schedule. Usually class is all day and clinical is from seven am to one or two in the afternoon. Clinical sites vary from LTC and hospitals (in the last rotation). Good luck RxConnecticut!
Thanks for the info.I'm actually starting their night program it begins Sept.& runs 22-23 months...MWT 5PM to 10PM & 3hr online class per week...it's concidered full-time but somehow they shorten it a bit. I do know it's very condensed & "HARD".But, since it's a new program for the school they erally didn't have more info. for us yet...hopefully because it's 7 months longer than the day it possibly will be a little easier???? What do you start doing that soon in clinicals?? Also, do you have any salary info.It's hard to get the same answer from people..either they don't know or it's a very large payscale($10) difference for some.
Last edit by RXconnecticut on Jul 10, '04
Well RxConnecticut, I think in clinical you start with one patient. New England tech is big on paperwork and they have this packet of assessments that you do on your patient. I don't know if you start out giving meds. Almost all schools of nursing start their first clinical with basic patient care (CNA stuff). I guess if you really needed to work, I would suggest working the weekend alternative option as a student nurse tech or CNA which would allow for flexibility for work. Or since your program is in the evening (sweet! This is what I did in school), you may have time to work during the day, but I wouldn't advise that you get locked into something without knowing first how the program will be. You have to make the program the most important thing in your life if you want to be successful, as I understand that the instructors at NEtech, at least in New Britain, are pretty tough.
Anyway, you can expect to make between $18-29/hr depending on the facility and the hours. You tend to make more if you work Baylor. After a year you can work agency and make at least $30 an hour. The settings are mainly in LTC, but some hospitals in Ct will hire LPNs (like UCONN, and MMH)
Again, much luck to you in your endeavors
Last edit by pokey sn on Jul 10, '04