Raised in Iowa for 8 years, moved out to Jersey to live with my wife. Had 2 kids born here before and after a deployment of mine. Gettin sick of expensive city life and want to go back to the midwest and I'd like to get a ballpark of what my wife would be making out there.
She's got 12 years exp, a year of that in management. All of that in ureology and nephrology. She only has her Nurse Diploma, but has goals to get her BSN sometime in the future.
Would be in the Des Moines area...so if anyone currently working at any of those hospitals, if you could give me some numbers that would be great.
Well I am not currently employed as a nurse here, (nursing student) But I do happen to know that Iowa is just about the lowest paying state for nurses. My friend (LPN) made $8.75 for over 15 years, she is now barely up to $11/hr. RN starting pay is usually around $19/hr-$22/hr. go to Minnesota and the pay jumps drastically, and in other parts of the state LPN's do make a bit more money.
Last edit by dtchavey on Jul 26, '07