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- Dec 7, '10 by epnurse0796Well for the pay northwest in atlanta area;
Tech in hospital Full time 11-12
Tech PRN 13.25
--- hospital you get shift diff and weekend diff too
Private company "clinical assistance" or MA --13-14
LPN hospital 14-16
LPN private company specialized 17-22
LPN hospice/homehealth is about 15 an hour, + 20 per patient, +gas & mileage, +time 1/2 or double pay for on call
RN hospital 25-32
I have always worked in the healthcare field and it helped me a lot getting a job and receiving a higher pay. It also helped me greatly throughout school and with clinicals. I have a great friend that graduated with me and she had a very hardtime finding a job. It was me going to batt for her that landed her the interviews for the 2 jobs she currently has now. We have also seen RN graduates who had a hard time finding work due to lack of medical experience.
I actually have said many times in the past that some of nsg programs require you to be a tech and it is very smart. Those programs also have a higher rate in the employement after graduation and graduate pay too.
Once you have completed a year of nsg school you can be hired as a tech at the hospital and work prn. This also will give you a little income if you pick up hours on the weekends and on breaks, as well as a foot in the door for an employer once you graduate. It also gives you a huge amount of resources at your finger tips throuhgout school!
My friend that I speak of worked in another industry prior and throughout school
- Dec 31, '10 by DianneJI have been a CNA in Cumming Ga. I only get paid 9.18 per hour. but it is based on your experience. I recieved my CNA liscenes in January 2010. So the 21st of Jan will be 1 year. I have been told get your CNA's first. Just to get the feel of things. I am also going for my LPN's and hopefully can do the bridge program and get my RN in the next couple of years. I will get there shortly.
- Jun 15, '11 by sleepyfaceMy first job out of school I made 16/hr in the ATL area. That was in 2008. Now I live around Augusta and I make 20/hr. I don't know any LPN who make less than 16 and this is all in nursing homes.
- Nov 11, '11 by phrozenone16 is actually pretty good! I'm applying to a few LPN programs around Atlanta.
- Nov 24, '11 by SuperStarLPNI am in the Atlanta area. My first job out of school in 2008 (LPN) I made $17 out the door on salary which came to $36,000/year. I have been at my current job since April of this year and make $18/hour. I can't imagine going to school and then getting out only to make $13/hour.
- Jan 7, '12 by sixela21I lived in Savannah for a few years, and my uncle was an RN at Candler--I'll have to ask him how much he made. I'm now in Atlanta, and in this area, CNAs surprisingly do not make all that much. Many I know have told me they started off at about $9.00/ph straight out of school which is what I currently make working in early childhood ed. I know two LPNs that make somewhere between $15-$20 that work part-time and have a good bit of experience.
My mother has her CNA and has only volunteered and admitted that they do MUCH more work than the RNs that supervise them and just sit around chewing gum and passing out medication while the CNAs change pampers and lift very heavy patients, deal with name-calling, kicking, spitting, etc. You have to really be in it for the love of nursing instead of the money because you will not really be paid appropriately, sadly enough. It's different with RNs though. They are paid pretty well in Atl area. Hospitals might pay more--LTC facilities usually pay much less but will often hire recent grads, I've been told. There's high demand in that area! I had a friend who was a CNA at a hospital up north and made about $10/ph, but they worked her VERY hard. A friend of mine has already warned me that I will just be a "glorified butt-wiper" lol, but it's what I want to do, and I'm looking forward to joining the field! =)
- Jan 8, '12 by ummnasimThis post is something I was looking for and I would like some advice.I am a teacher but I want to get into nursing because I have always wanted to be a nurse. I majored in nursing in college but I didn't get in and life changes happened. Since I am married and I have a 7 month old son, we need the income while I complete a program. Should I go for LPN then RN or go straight for RN, or do CNA then go from there?
- Apr 25, '12 by sren4thHey I know this chat is sort of old, but is anyone still following up with this page here?
I just got done with cna school last year and got my state lisence to the begin of this year. And really want to start working as a CNA - only problem here is everyone requires 6-12 month experience to be even considert volunteer but how are you supposed to get this if nobody actually is willin to let you in?
Well long story short, I now found a place who is willing to give you a change and the learning experiance but the pay is only 8.50/hr, but after talking to my hubby and a friend i think i will take it and see it as paid training, this change might never come back and if needed too I still can look for something different after this 6 month.
What do you guys think?
- Apr 28, '12 by SuperStarLPNMy mom is a CNA and just moved here to Atlanta about 6 months ago. I drove her around to her interviews and most jobs wanted to pay her $9/hr and she has over 10 years experience. She eventually took a postion that she was able to talk them up to $13/hr but that was with many years experience and they initially only offered her $11 to begin with which was the still the highest of any of the many other offers she received.
- Apr 30, '12 by sren4thHey SuperStarLPN,
thanks for your answer. Yeah I am thinking I will have to roll with this at least for now mainly for the reason that i do not have any experiance besides clinical.
And after this I hope I eventually can either get a raise or can apply some other place. I just really want to get my foot into the door and learn as much as possible and go from there.