Quote from sunset1986
Aloha everybody...The administrator from a LTC facility in my place (oahu,hi) offered me RN job, but first they will train me as a CNA, after that LPN and then RN... She told me that I don't have enough experience yet (I'm working as a charge nurse from other facility as needed) and requires lots of training. She told me also that they can't afford to pay me the same rate from my other work which is $28. I asked her how much is the starting rate and told me it's $19.50...should I accept it?please help me decide...big thanks!
I have noticed that a number of LTC facilities on Oahu seem to like using this horrible practice when hiring new RN's, and it really irks me! They mainly seem to try this strategy with RN's from the Philippines, from what I have seen. If you are licensed as an RN, you should be hired as an RN at RN pay... not
as a CNA, not
as an LPN.
All new RN's require on-the-job training to some extent, and they know that. For them to offer you a job as a CNA is insulting
, especially given the fact that you have been working as a charge nurse on-call at another facility. I'd let them know that you are looking for a position as a nurse, not a CNA. (My guess is if you take the job, you will be working as a low-paid CNA for a long time--that's what happened to a friend of mine who is an RN from PI. After a few years, she finally told them she was going to quit unless they let her work as a nurse.)
If they won't hire you as a nurse, I'd keep looking...you don't really want to work for a place that treats you like that anyway.
Just my opinion.