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  1. by   progeria
    Originally posted by lactationrn
    I was an LPN for 5 years b4 I got my RN. Progeria, you are rude at best and very offensive. i am happy you are making so much $$, ALL nurses work hard and deserve financial compensation for the job they do. ALL nurses need to support each other, because that is what professional people do.
  2. by   progeria
    Originally posted by lactationrn
    I was an LPN for 5 years b4 I got my RN. Progeria, you are rude at best and very offensive. i am happy you are making so much $$, ALL nurses work hard and deserve financial compensation for the job they do. ALL nurses need to support each other, because that is what professional people do.
    Okay then. Every where I have ever worked, people don't see a nurse. They see a soldier, youth, strength, leader, ect. SO the RNs kick back order me around and don't do sh$#. Because of these quaities I have. I can't hide them. It is who I am. All this time I have been kicked around by RNs. In every hospital I have ever worked. SO I retreated to LTC. There I have the chance to JUST DO MY JOB. That is all I want to do. Take care of people.
    YES I tend to be a bit enraged. So what most of you have the same pinned up feelings.
  3. by   Russ Dowling
    Originally posted by progeria

    Okay then. Every where I have ever worked, people don't see a nurse. They see a soldier, youth, strength, leader, ect. SO the RNs kick back order me around and don't do sh$#. Because of these quaities I have. I can't hide them. It is who I am. All this time I have been kicked around by RNs. In every hospital I have ever worked. SO I retreated to LTC. There I have the chance to JUST DO MY JOB. That is all I want to do. Take care of people.
    YES I tend to be a bit enraged. So what most of you have the same pinned up feelings.
    Progeria,
    I'm saying this as gently as I can, and I do not expect to be flamed. I'm not trying to insult you. It is to be commended that you want to take care of people. That's why we entered this field. However, making negative generalizations about all RNs and boasting about how much money you make is not going to win you friends here.
    It's been my experience that when someone is treated badly EVERYWHERE they go, usually it's something they're doing. You need to take a good look at yourself OBJECTIVELY, and make sure you're not doing anything to warrant this treatment. I don't mean to imply you're aware you're doing it. Much of our behavior is unconscious. Believe me, I've had to do the same thing, and it's humbling.
    Finally, we need to support each other as LPNs, in fellowship with RNs. We need to acknowledge each other as nurses; work together for the benefit of our patients. Whether you like it or not, there are differences between RNs and LPNs. That's not going to change. Their classes are more in depth than ours. That doesn't mean ours aren't any good, they're just tailored to what we'll be doing in the field. We get more practical training, that doesn't mean they don't know what they're doing when they get to the floors. I've worked with a few RNs and LPNs that I wouldn't trust to tie my shoes, let alone take care of a patient. However, I've worked with FAR more nurses who would go to any length necessary in service to their patients. Trust me I have no "pinned" up feelings here. Take care.
  4. by   FBB044
    1) RN, LP, COHN

    2) 7 yrs.

    3) Occupational Health & E.R.

    4) 50K/yr for 3 days/wk & $23/hr prn in E.R.
  5. by   Kyshine1


    RN with a Level III on the Clinical Ladder
    21 years
    NICU
    32.44/hr with $4.00 differential and extra bonuses up to $100 per shift.

    I work at the University Hospital in Cincinnati, Ohio and I imagine if you added everything up you could make up to $46/hr.
  6. by   oldgal
    -r.n.
    -40 years in nursing
    -have worked all over but mostly in the o.r. and critical care. am now doing telephonic disease management because of health problems.
    -am due for a raise, but am currently making about 39,000
  7. by   Skywatcher
    Originally posted by plumrn
    Calling all nurses! Just a quick poll.Please tell us your:
    1.Position held.(RN,LVN/LPN)
    2.Years as a nurse.
    3.Area of work.(M/S,ER,LTC,etc.)
    4.Current hourly wage.
    This should be interesting. Thanks.

    Hello from S E Texas, I am an RN-Charge Nurse on Rehab Unit
    $19.00 hr In nursing for 20 years end of July 2001
  8. by   lsellers
    LPN
    30 years experience
    Renal Floor Staff Nurse
    $17.35 hr
    12 hour Night shifts
    full benefits
  9. by   Alonson


    1.RN
    2.1 year
    3.Nurser
    4.$5.80 per hour
  10. by   kbolles
    LPN 11 years, care plan coordinator, arkansas, $35000.00 yearly
  11. by   goldilocksrn
    quote:
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    Originally posted by plumrn:
    Calling all nurses! Just a quick poll.Please tell us your:
    1.Position held.(RN,LVN/LPN)
    2.Years as a nurse.
    3.Area of work.(M/S,ER,LTC,etc.)
    4.Current hourly wage.
    This should be interesting. Thanks.
    --------------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Old job:
    1. RN on cardiac stepdown unit
    2. 4
    3. see number 1.
    4. $18.77 for 7a-7p

    New job (had for 3 weeks)
    1. PHN for county
    2. 4
    3. public health
    4. 20.81/hr plus awesome county benefits and retirement
  12. by   P_RN
    My last job $24.21/hr. Teaching hospital/trauma center. 27 years as an RN. 22 years at the last place.

    With overtime and differentials I made about $55k in 10 months.

    My current "job" I make ZERO. You see I had something happen that just took my career away. I hurt my back. I did all the right things. I used great body mechanics, I had help, but all the same I hurt my back.

    I had been in the same job for two decades. I found myself a Persona Non Grata with the hospital. Nope they didn't want an injured nurse. They even fought the WC claim.

    So, I'd be willing to bet I win the prize for the LOWEST rate of PAY.
    Hmmmm?
    Last edit by P_RN on Jul 17, '01
  13. by   Acol29
    Hello,
    No Nurse Does Their Job Just For The Money.
    At least I hope not.
    I work in a salary position. $31,000 q year
    If I work any extra shifts I earn $25.00 qhr
    I have 28 paid days q year off
    I have my family medical insurance paid by my employer
    I feel that I work for a wonderful company.

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