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  1. by   Lynda005
    1. RN
    2. 4 yrs experience
    3. telemetry
    4. 21.00 flexi pool +1.25 shift diff evenings+2.25 shift diff nights
    5. Norfolk, VA
    I just went flex to allow me to work when I want. I made 16.53/hr before this. No benefits now though .
  2. by   Sammie
    Nurse for 20 years
    Past 12 in home health
    Now in QI for a VNA in Mass.
    Rate $25.40/hr


    I agree the Texas rate is amazing!

    Sounds like the "old gals" group I'm in (20+yrs)are not working hospital much. That creaking sound is my back when some bright bulb got rid of our orderlies who did the heavy lifting and instead made us primary nurses instead of team. Just meant you were "on your own girls!"

    Depressing is see such range in hospital pay across the country.
  3. by   casperbjs
    Wow, it might be worth moving to Texas! Do you know what LPN's make? I have been an LPN for 27 years, worked peds, nursery, now pediatrician's office.
  4. by   JMP
    I work in Ontario Canada- and we are unionized
    I just started work last month.
    With in lieu of"s, shift diff, I make approx. 23.50 hour. After eight years it rises to approx. 32.00 hour and our contract is up. I work part time- but many part timers can make over $60,000. year.
  5. by   progeria
    1 LVN
    2 2 YEARS
    3 LTC PSYCH
    4 26 AN HOUR+BENEFITS

    I would like to say I make more than most RNs. I do.
    HAHA how do you like that RealNurse HAHA
    Fact MOST RNs are lacking in common sence.
    Fact MOST LVN know what is going on we just need a book smart
    RealNurse handy to use (like a carpenter and a hammer) If you knew or saw half the stuff I have done or saw, my well-being would be taken.
    I have worked with many brillant RN's but the schooling that they recieve lacks in TRUE pt care. Most of them have never turned a pt but they were good leaders
  6. by   progeria
    Originally posted by casperbjs
    Wow, it might be worth moving to Texas! Do you know what LPN's make? I have been an LPN for 27 years, worked peds, nursery, now pediatrician's office.
    WELL buddy i make 26 and have been an lvn 4 two yrs.
    BANG move to Texas
    YEE-HAW
  7. by   Russ Dowling
    LPN in Pennsylvania since 1992, also Certified Professional Coder. Currently working as a Nurse Analyst in Corporate Compliance. Salaried, $51,000 per year.
  8. by   kewlnurse
    Originally posted by progeria
    1 LVN
    2 2 YEARS
    3 LTC PSYCH
    4 26 AN HOUR+BENEFITS

    I would like to say I make more than most RNs. I do.
    HAHA how do you like that RealNurse HAHA
    Fact MOST RNs are lacking in common sence.
    Fact MOST LVN know what is going on we just need a book smart
    RealNurse handy to use (like a carpenter and a hammer) If you knew or saw half the stuff I have done or saw, my well-being would be taken.
    I have worked with many brillant RN's but the schooling that they recieve lacks in TRUE pt care. Most of them have never turned a pt but they were good leaders
    Where are you getting these "Facts" from, that one of the rudest and ignorant thing i have ever seen postd on this board. If i had $1 for every time i had to cover a LPN's butt for lack of knowledge or sheer incompitance i could retire! Let me ask you this, when a patient is going bad, do run and get another LPN or an RN?
  9. by   Russ Dowling
    Originally posted by kewlnurse

    Where are you getting these "Facts" from, that one of the rudest and ignorant thing i have ever seen postd on this board. If i had $1 for every time i had to cover a LPN's butt for lack of knowledge or sheer incompitance i could retire! Let me ask you this, when a patient is going bad, do run and get another LPN or an RN?
    Kewlnurse, I truly understand your anger at progeria's comments. I also felt they were rude. I can only say I hope he/she has a better attitude(and grammar!) at work. I have to point out though, that many times I've had both RNs and LPNs come to me for help when a patient is going bad. Also, I have gone to other LPNs for help as opposed to certain RNs when a patient was going bad. A seasoned RN once told me, "I don't care what kind of alphabet soup you have behind your name, it doesn't mean you know sh*t." The majority of RNs & LPNs I've worked with were excellent, but you always get a few bad apples.
  10. by   JannyLpn
    I have been an LPN for 8 years. I have been at my current job (LTC) for 6 years. My base rate is $19.04 plus 8 bonus hours a pay period for perfect attendance. Insurance is expensive. Working weekends,many extra responsibilities. Nurses have long been overworked and underpaid!!!
  11. by   SusieQ1243
    Kewlnurse,
    Just because Progeria is acting ignorant and childish doesn't mean you should stoop to her level and lash out at all LPN's in general.

    This comes down to a question of IQ and experience, don't you think? There are intelligent RN's and intelligent LPN's, inexperienced RN's and inexperienced LPN's.

    As an LPN (who also happens to have a Bachelor's Degree) I am sick to death of this pissing contest. It doesn't help anyone and it surely doesn't help moral, teamwork, or the profession of nursing.

    The only reason I don't have my BSN is because:
    1. I wanted to become a nurse ASAP during the last 'shortage';
    2. I could get into LPN school sooner than RN school (9 mos. sooner.... the program only started every Sept... very frustrating to many-a-would-be nurse and another topic altogether.); and
    3. I didn't want to live with Mom and Dad for TWO years.

    And yes, I would probably go to the charge RN if one of my patients was going bad. But guess who would most likely know first IF they were going bad?... Me, the LPN.
  12. by   IL RN
    RN - staff nurse
    25 yrs experience
    L&D/Mother-Baby/Newborn Nursery (6 yrs in OB)
    $27.40/hr No benefits (work PRN) 1.25/hr shift diff for PMs
    50cents/hr for charge. No holiday pay.
    Chicago suburb

    Why do I get the feeling that Texas will have NO shortage of nurses in a few months? Do you need any L & D nurses down there?

    I can't believe the cost of the house in Texas! My daughter just bought a much smaller house in Chicago suburb for $320,000. My husband & I live in a small condo (very old bldg) because we can't afford to buy a house here.
  13. by   IL RN
    RN - staff nurse
    25 yrs experience
    L&D/Mother-Baby/Newborn Nursery (6 yrs in OB)

    $27.40/hr - No benefits (work PRN) 1.25/hr shift diff for PMs
    50cents/hr for charge. No holiday pay.
    Chicago suburb

    Why do I get the feeling that Texas will have NO shortage of nurses in a few months? Do you need any L & D nurses down there?

    I can't believe the cost of the house in Texas! My daughter just bought a much smaller house in Chicago suburb for $320,000. My husband & I live in a small condo (very old bldg) because we can't afford to buy a house here.

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