I live in Bloomington and there are no nurses here that make that low of wage.
All the nursing home wages start at around 20.00/hr for LPN's and 25-27.00/hr for RN's.
Doctors offices here start at 12.50 for LPN's and 18/hr for RN's.
Gosh, I even checked up north in Gary and Fort Wayne and their wages are VERY good for nurses!
There are tons of jobs here for nurses and CNA's. The CNA's here make about 8.00/hr to start and their training is included if they start work in one of the nursing homes around here...........and then they bump up to around 10/hr after graduation. Thery are crying here for nurses and mnost of the time, will hire you on the spot.
At the local hospital LPN's start at 12.00 and go up from there......shift diff, weekends, by the time your done, you can make around 17-18/hr.
What about registry nursing? RN's there make 45/hr!!!
I personally know there are tons of jobs for nurses here in southern/central Indiana. No economic slump here! Thats for sure!
And I agree with newmom completely...if you want to go to nursing school bad enough, there are always ways to do it. Loans that are deffered until your done school, payment plans, etc etc.
Ivy tech here is competative for open spots but they DO want the best candidates! And if you want something bad enough, you will get it.
IU also has openings in their RN program.
There is a small town called Bedford here and their hospital even offers tuition reimbursment..........
Keep trying Tonicareer. Nurses DO make more than 7-9 /hr. And if they ARE working for that low of wage, their employers
are scamming them. Are they an RN working as a CNA????
Have you tried Exclesior College yet? They offer a payment plan and financial assistance for their LPN to ASN programs.