Hourly Rate For LPNS - page 8
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2Nov 27, '08 by Lovely_RNi'm sure you made your post with the best intentions but some lpns will be offended by your comments.
i'm graduating april '09 and hope to pass rn boards by july at the latest. however, i am thankful for my lpn license. i am thankful for the experience i have gained and the dollars i have been able to make while in school.
my mother became an lpn when she was in her early 40s with 4 children to support (one with special needs). looking back i don't know how she did it because she got almost zero support from my dad. she has been working in that capacity for over 20 years now and has no desire to return to school now that she is in her early 60s.
we work for the same facility and with her experience pay she makes a very decent salary. her lpn pay basically raised the four of us kids and i am very proud of what she has achieved and i would never denigrate her accomplishments by suggesting that she needs to get her rn license.
some lpns are very happy to remain lpn and some of us are doing o.k financially with what we make as lpns. i live in nyc and i make almost $24. i'm getting my rn license because i am young and have many working years ahead of me. not because i have self esteem issues and attach my personal worth to the title behind my name.
Quote from achot chavihas anyone in this post mentioned that the best way to get a pay raise is to get your rn license? come on people- your worth it- get your rn!!!!
1Nov 27, '08 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from achot chavisome people are under circumstances that prevent them from returning to school to pursue an rn license. others simply have no aspirations to become an rn.has anyone in this post mentioned that the best way to get a pay raise is to get your rn license? come on people- your worth it- get your rn!!!!
this thread is about revealing our hourly rates as lpns, and not about discovering ways to "get a pay raise" or earn more money. we all know that our rn counterparts obviously earn more money, so the advice being bestowed upon us is rather redundant.
1[color="deepskyblue"]i am so sorry - of course i meant to encourage not demean (g-d forbid) a very honorable profession, i am the first to point out that there are lpn's who are worth more than md's and rn's put together. there are cna's who know more than lpn's, rn's and md's as well. unfortunately the pay scale does not reflect a persons true worth if so there are cna's , lpn's and rn's who'd trump trump. i always say that there are amazing rewards that far outweigh the pay that we get. unfortunately we knew this going in- anyone who didn't is just fooling themselves. as much as we complain over the hours, working holidays and weekends, miserable compensation- its not new. i would love to upgrade our profession ( and i always consider lpn's and rn's as the same profession. that's why i wrote "you are worth it" - meaning that you are worth more and will get more with your rn license. please accept my sincerest apology if my message was misconstrued. i was answering those who were comparing and complaining about their salaries- while i am sure they - as well as your mother -are worth more .
i was not dismissing the beautiful job your mother has done her whole life. i am sure that she has encouraged you to get your rn license as well. good luck with your exams, i will be thinking good thoughts and praying for you.
1Quote from TheCommuterHave you read through the post-? of course you are comparing and hoping to raise your salaries and you should- as I wrote you are worth it!!!Some people are under circumstances that prevent them from returning to school to pursue an RN license. Others simply have no aspirations to become an RN.
This thread is about revealing our hourly rates as LPNs, and not about discovering ways to "get a pay raise" or earn more money. We all know that our RN counterparts obviously earn more money, so the advice being bestowed upon us is rather redundant.
I too would love to go back to school to get my masters- but circumstances ( and I wll be specific here- MONEY, TIME, ENERGY, FAMILY) prevent this. I wouldn't trade my family for the world and had to tailor my career around their needs for the past 22 years.
I meant this as an encouragement, I understand and respect each person their decisions. There is room for everyone .
My post was not meant as advise as I don't know you personally and not everyone is cut out to be an RN as just not everyone is cut out to be an MD or a CNA or an LPN or President of the US!!!!!!!
A good friend ( RN) continued her studies to become a Nurse Practitioner ( my dream) then decided it wasnt for her as she didn't wan the responsibilities. She is currently very happy working in a position any CNA could do- she doesnt use her licence at all.
How could I have the gall to advise- I can only give my and encouragement.
I realize that I hit a raw nerve. Please forgive me for that