I am thinking of relocating from Los Angeles California to CT. I will like to know which area is good for me to work as a c.n.a and go to LPN school. I am already working here as a c.n.a I want to find out the salary for C.N.A out there for Nursing homes and private duty? I want to know if its also easy for me to get into LPN Program and what is the cost of the program in private school
porter and chester in rocky hill, well they have other branches also and there is Lincoln tech formerly New England Tech, they are both easy to get into, but both full time days, usually M-Th from about 8-3, i believe some might do night class options bc i went to lincoln tech for a couple weeks and did night classes. They arent too bad with cost and you can get finanical aide. CNAs in CT work their butts off and get paid ****. Your best bet is to work for a pooling company...I worked for Maxim in East Hartford and they paid me $12-13/hr, u can tell them what type of jobs you want, but you'll be going to different nursing homes because it is a staffing company. If you work directly at a nursing home, you'll only be able to make around $9/hr, MAYBE 10 if youre lucky. You do all the work, and the nurses push a cart and get 30/hr. Id get to Nursing school asap!!
Ps-I know someone who is an LPN and works at a prison and made $100,000 last year working some overtime and weekends, so definitely worth the $20k school tuition!!
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Oct 28, '09
Whatever you do, do NOT go to Lincoln Tech!! I went there for the same reasons you listed (easy to get into, not much of a wait) and it was by far the worst mistake I ever made...Not only is the cost exhorbanant but there is something in the contract that makes you liable for 25% of the tuition before the first mod even ends, and by the time you are done with Mod II, you are on the hook for 100% of the tuition whether you make it through the program or not. And more than half of the students don't.
Trust me on this one-I just wasted the last 8 months of my life working harder than I ever have in my life and getting treated like the dirt on the bottom of someones shoe in return. I'm seriously considering walking away- $34,000 in the hole and at the top of my class with nothing to show for it since their credits do not transfer anywhere because I'm so disgusted by the way they operate...Sorry to go off on a tangent, I just feel the need to warn anyone who asks about it!
Anyways, C.N.A. pay is decent, around $15 an hour in most places. Also, bear in mind that many facilities will actually help pay for you to get your nursing degree while you work there! I did clinicals at Southington Care Center and they have a great program like that for CNA's...
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