Quote from Ashley123555
hi i live in ct and the lpns start off at 22 and can make as much as 35 and 40 something if you work at a prison i want to move to florida but i heard that the rns start off at like 22 which is what the lpns start at up here so im wondering if they start off at 22 what do lpns start off at i wanted to move near tampa and im willing to travel 45 minutes to work
It depends what area you work in.....home health PDN south fl area....They are now hiring PLN's at $15.00 per hour I've been told from acquaintances who have nurse friends applying for a job....hospital I think pay more...down here anyway. Also if you work for a PDN nursing agency most of which serve medicaid/medicare clients..the insurance determines pay ...for example..if an RN works on an LPN case, they get paid LPN wages.......also they only pay you $5.00 hr more on a holiday....I think hospital pay time and a half....so choose wisely. I lived up north & made double and a little more than double for hourly pay....It's very tough here .....and the jobs that are available are far & few between and a few co workers who have been looking for new jobs tell me if you don't have exactly what the job advertises for you will not even get a second look, so your basically stuck in one area because of it.....it's horrible! I am outta here as soon as I can be......If I only knew before I ever moved here I would have saved myself a huge headache.....we are so deep into debt since coming down here...it's ridiculous...and they work you like a dog too......it's insane..