How much do Nurses really make? - page 3

Now, I'm not into nursing just for the salary. I'm in this for the long haul, and I want to do this for my career. But I've heard from several sources about how much money nurses make. Some say they... Read More

  1. Visit  Jess77} profile page
    5
    I am sorry but in this economy, if you have a family to support, you do need to be worried about your wage. Worry about how much money your bringing in to feed your family does not predict that you will be or are a BAD nurse. I find this extremely offensive. I wanted to be a nurse because I had bad and good experiences while in the hospital. However, if it only paid 10.00 per hour, I absolutely could not do it. At the end of the day, I am responsible for feeding and taking care of my family and my wage DOES matter. But guess what, I can be a good nurse at the same time.
  2. Get the hottest topics every week!

    Subscribe to our free Nursing Insights newsletter.

  3. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
    0
    Quote from maddie567
    i meant that is an insult to the RN for only making as little as that, when LPN's make 29/hr and RN's make 40/hr here in CT.
    I graduated from a CT school in 2007. I was offered 25/hr at the time. Many of my classmates three years later only make about 30/hr so unless you have lots of experience, 40/hr is exaggerated, imho.
  4. Visit  Maddie-LPN} profile page
    0
    depends where in Ct, like any other state.....
  5. Visit  Maddie-LPN} profile page
    0
    well, i am an LPN in Ct making 28/hr
  6. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
    0
    Quote from maddie567
    well, i am an LPN in Ct making 28/hr
    How many years experience and in what setting? FT, PT, PRN, per diem? Again, 40 bucks an hr for an RN without many yrs experience is steep even for CT.

    I make a little over 40/hr presently in TX but I work PRN status. Not something realistic for a 'regular' FT nurse in this area.
  7. Visit  GtownhoyasDC} profile page
    0
    Is it true that the pay in Southern States are generally worse than in other regions? I mean, 25-32 dollars an hour sounds great to me, I would take that in a heartbeat, but from the posts I've seen, it's seems like the pay's lower down south...

    But, I really don't about what job I start out with in the nursing field. Any job in the nursing field is better than none, and as long as I have enough to pay back the loans and support myself, I'll be fine...
  8. Visit  TwinMommyX2} profile page
    0
    In Albuquerque, NM starting salary $60,000/yr with a BSN and no experience. The shift differentials and overtime bring it up to the $80,000/yr range. Outpatient RN's make about 20% less, largely due to the lack of differentials and overtime.
  9. Visit  Maddie-LPN} profile page
    0
    how would you know what is steep for CT if you live in TX? my point exactly!!!!
  10. Visit  Maddie-LPN} profile page
    0
    do your research..
  11. Visit  Jessy_RN} profile page
    0
    Quote from maddie567
    how would you know what is steep for CT if you live in TX? my point exactly!!!!
    I'm not playing tit for tat. I JUST moved away from there and my entire family of nurses lives there.
  12. Visit  gachelle} profile page
    0
    In southern GA, hospital-based new grads RN's start out between $19.00-21.00 an hour depending on your facility. LPN's start out at $12.00-$15.00 an hour. Shift diff helps out it you work nights and weekends.

    Some hospitals allow unlimited overtime which, if you're willing to put in the hours help out the check quite a bit. And of course the cost of living down here is nothing compared to the metro areas. A fantastic house with acreage costs about 1/4 of what a house with less sq. footage costs further north.
  13. Visit  CT2Md} profile page
    0
    Quote from Jessy_RN
    I graduated from a CT school in 2007. I was offered 25/hr at the time. Many of my classmates three years later only make about 30/hr so unless you have lots of experience, 40/hr is exaggerated, imho.
    LPN's in CT do not make $29 an hour that the starting
    rate for RN at some of the higher paying hospitals...RN's with 15 +yrs
    Of experience is bearly making $40/hr. Most hospitals in CT no longer hire
    LPN, they are also forcing the ASN nurses to go back to school. The state has even
    Close down their LPN program.
  14. Visit  Taxminia0311} profile page
    0
    LPN in Ct do nottt make $40hr they start out at $18hr and R.N's make anywhere from $26 to $27 hr so please stop fibbing, I should know I just move out of Merident, Ct to Lorain, Ohio. my son's godmother sister is LPN and her girlfriend just graduate about the time I moved out and she's making 26.00 hr at a hospital. so as for Jessy_R.N she is say the truth about everything including about the state shutting down thier LPN program cause right about that time my wife was excepted into the Surgical Tech program which the same school, but we had moved when she got excepted.


Nursing Jobs in every specialty and state. Visit today and Create Job Alerts, Manage Your Resume, and Apply for Jobs.

Top