Poor nurses - page 2

I have been at my facility for 2 years now. I am not complaining about the work--we all know that it is exhausting, patients never satisfied, endlessly busy BUT....now that I have gotten to know some of the nurses at my... Read More

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    I live in NEPA and the local hospital starts RN's at $17/hr and LPN's around $11/hr. CNA's sometimes get less than $8.00. I can see making it on $17/hr if you are single. But if you have kids and a spouse, yikes. I don't know.

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    Wow! LPNs making $10.75/h here they make (newly graduated) between $15-$17/h and with experience around $21 to $23.75/h. Our newly Graduted RNs make $20.75 to $23.75 and can go up to the $30's with experience or extra schooling (MSN and up). That's sad. Maybe in the future things will perk up. My mom makes in the $30's with just her ADN, but she is returning to school this fall to a RN-BSN/MSN program so I don't know if that has anything to do with it.
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    There are several states in the SE that pay that - parts of FL come to mind, especially with the house prices.
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    Wow that is super low pay. I'm very sorry. I would def leave
    and go some where else if I were you. Texas - I make over 25 per hour and only in my second yr of being RN. There are LVNs where I work that make close to what I make cause they've been with the company a long time.
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    I wonder if you are in NC. I am. RN's start at just under $20 an hour and LPNs start about $10.75. CNA's here only get minimum wage.
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    Quote from ThePrincessBride
    Hey Fungez,

    Usually those who make over 100k with only HS diplomas typically OWN the restaraunts themselves, and they usually own more than one restaraunt. But yes, I have also seen documentaries of McDonald's managers making 100k with very little education, and that is ridiculous.

    I am talking about the managers who are working in corporate McDonald's. At the McDonald's I used to work at, the managers were making $11-12/hr. An LPN, imo, should be making more than that, and a nurse should be making more than double that.
    I'm not sure why "that is ridiculous". Just because someone else's profession pays them a decent wage, for a miserable hard job, doesn't mean it discredits us or our education. Heck in my area most elementary school teachers are required to have a masters degree and they don't make much at all. It has nothing to do with my pay or value as a nurse.
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    Quote from CrazierThanYou
    I wonder if you are in NC. I am. RN's start at just under $20 an hour and LPNs start about $10.75. CNA's here only get minimum wage.
    CrazierThanyou i'm form the poorest county in NC (literally) and our nurses and CNAs make more than that. Wow that's strange. Wonder why the pay is so low and different in your area.
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    Quote from PatMac10
    CrazierThanyou i'm form the poorest county in NC (literally) and our nurses and CNAs make more than that. Wow that's strange. Wonder why the pay is so low and different in your area.
    What part of NC are you from? I have looked at hospital job postings in a 100 miles radius of here and every single one has starting pay of between 19 and 21 dollars an hour for RN.

    We rarely see job listings for LPN's at all but from asking around I'm told around $10.50 to $11 dollars.
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    Could it be that I work in a county hospital. We will not get raises for a second year now due to non payers at our hospital. I am still making 18/hr plus 1/hr for nights=19/hr.

    I will also add that i work in Georgia and we just passed the hospital tax so maybe that is the reason.

    RN's in this part of the country drive very old cars and live in trailers (I am very serious!) Please do not flame that is just how it is here.
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    Quote from Jules A
    I'm not sure why "that is ridiculous". Just because someone else's profession pays them a decent wage, for a miserable hard job, doesn't mean it discredits us or our education. Heck in my area most elementary school teachers are required to have a masters degree and they don't make much at all. It has nothing to do with my pay or value as a nurse.
    I don't think a manager of a fast food restaraunt should be making than a nurse who saves lives. EVER. And I think teachers are also underpaid.
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