how much Indiana nurses make - page 14

by nurseluv9 | 111,737 Views | 150 Comments

hi everyone.. Im planning to get into the nursing world,i just wnna ask how much they make an hour just to give me an idea of the salary.Thank oyu so much.....be right here waiting...... Read More


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    Quote from mrs.frog
    Hi, I would really like info on hospitals that pay 27-30 an hour. There are none around here that pay that much and if you demand it, they show you the door. I have been an LPN for 18 years ( starting transitional in May 08). RN's here at the major hospital make about 22-24/hr and thats if you do the nights and weekends.
    One of my co-workers recently got her RN from Ivy Tech Columbus and took a job at Clarian - I don't know which divison it was. But according to her they offered 26 and then two dollars for swing shift differential - but she took a job in a specialty (I want to say ICU, but that doesn't sound quite right)- I do know it wasn't straight Med Surg.

    I know that Clarian has 'nurse recruiters'. I called the LPN recruiter recently, though she didn't have anything available (no surprise there). But I'm sure that when you graduate, or very close to when you do you could call there RN recruiter
    (http://www.clarian.org/clarianjobs/n...pageSwitch.jsp)
    and ask what they start at. Could be you have to take the job no one wants, working nights and such - or have to work in surgery, ICU, ER or some specialty area.

    Also, once you have a semester of clinical done at an RN program Clarian has programs you can enroll in to spend time in different hospital areas to see which you like the best. It's on there website http://www.clarian.org/clarianjobs/n...geducation.htm (towards the bottom).
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    I've heard the VA pays pretty well too.
    Last edit by ChanceORiley27 on Mar 28, '08
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    I worked in LTC right out of school in Northern IN and made about 19 plus shift diff. I work in a Dr Office and I took a big pay cut. The funny thing is I assist in surgeries. How is it I actually do more "risky" nursing and I make less? As an LPN I know the experience I am gaining now will look great when I finish RN school.
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    Is that you from Lafayette LPN program a few years ago?

    Jenny:typing
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    Quote from spider11
    I'm an LPN in a central Indiana hospital. I make $15.49 base, 20% shift diff for nights plus an additional 10% more on the weekends. Not to mention I work weekend option which is $7 more on the hour. I work every Thursday, Friday, Saturday. The schedule is good for me, I start the transitional RN program in June. Starting RN's make about $21 plus the same shift diff but RN weekend option is an additional $11 more on the hour. (try to figure out my paycheck every week!! lol) I will say that where I work has excellent bonuses when I pick up extra shifts. We have had such high census, they have been offering $15 more per hr for LPN and $20 more per hour in addition to your regular pay when being called in.

    spider11 (i see it's been a while since this post but)...do you mind saying which hospital? maybe in an email, i dont know how that stuff works on here. I am in indy, and was curious. gotta love that overtime!!!!
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    I'd be interested in knowing which hospital also. I'm leaning towards St. Francis south after I graduate....I know they pay really well.
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    I am a new grad and recently got hired on with Clarian in Indianapolis; I also have a few friends who have been hired on at different Clarian hospitals. I know the core 3 are offering $21.75 for the grad nurse positions, with $3.60 more from 7p-11p, $4 more from 11p-7a and $5.50 more on weekends. They pay for a Kaplan review course and for you to attend. One of my friends who got hired at St. Vincent does not get paid nurse's pay until either after she passes the boards or after she is done with orientation and all that. Then another one of my friends got hired on at Clarian north and is starting out getting paid as much as we would--I would be trying to negotiate this, I am not sure if she is or not. If you are looking I know they have a great OR rotation, and they are all great teaching hospitals if you are a new grad! Good luck to all!
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    Quote from LadyTiger44
    I am a new grad and recently got hired on with Clarian in Indianapolis; I also have a few friends who have been hired on at different Clarian hospitals. I know the core 3 are offering $21.75 for the grad nurse positions, with $3.60 more from 7p-11p, $4 more from 11p-7a and $5.50 more on weekends. They pay for a Kaplan review course and for you to attend. One of my friends who got hired at St. Vincent does not get paid nurse's pay until either after she passes the boards or after she is done with orientation and all that. Then another one of my friends got hired on at Clarian north and is starting out getting paid as much as we would--I would be trying to negotiate this, I am not sure if she is or not. If you are looking I know they have a great OR rotation, and they are all great teaching hospitals if you are a new grad! Good luck to all!

    Ladytiger44...
    When you say "grad nurse positions," are you talking about nurses that have their RN?
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    Grad nurse.....I always thought it was someone that had graduated a program but not taken the N-Clex yet. Is this correct?
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    Quote from indymom4
    Grad nurse.....I always thought it was someone that had graduated a program but not taken the N-Clex yet. Is this correct?
    If this is correct, how much more do you typically get in the Indy area once you pass the N-clex?

    Also, any ideas on how much NP's make in central indy?


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