Please assist me with what is appropriate pay for an R.N. with 11 years experience. I was very dissapointed today when I went for orientation for 8 hrs. (no pay for this) and no mention of pay scale was discussed until 4:30 p.m. Then being told, "if you really want to work, you can work as an R.N. at an L.P.N. rate". You're required to ask the rate for each case. The L.P.N. rate is $14-16/hr, and R.N.'s $16-20/hr. These cases are for "medically fragile" infants and children. I take full responsibility for being so naive and not asking this at my immediate interview. However, I now realize it was avoided for a reason...I wouldn't have shown up for orientation! Also,further orientation is done in the homes and "field homes" to get experience where you need it and the pay for this orientation is $10/hr. for both L.P.N.'s and R.N.'s. This pay seems quite low for 11 years as an R.N. and I felt quite insulted when I was offered more work if I agreed to take L.P.N. pay. Please, no intention of insulting L.P.N.
's...it's just I went to school and worked through alot of tears to become an R.N. and can't believe they would even suggest this!! This has really fired me up and I don't have plans to work for them unless I hear from alot of nurses that this pay is reasonable. I live in the Orlando, Fla. area, so any advice would be of great assistance as I struggle with this news. Thanks to all of you for listening and I enjoy seeing all the juicy stories I see on these BB's! Have a great one...!
[ June 14, 2001: Message edited by: sunny&sweet ]
Jun 15, '01
I can't believe they are not paying for orientation when they are offering you hourly pay!!!
Last edit by Huganurse on Jun 30, '02