cna starting pay
- 0May 19, '06 by jjmorrisI am obtaining my cna this summer and am in the middle of getting my accociate's, does anyone know what cna's start out at? thanks:spin:
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- 0Jun 16, '06 by H.Pham_CRNAQuote from RoxanRN2003I know I'm butting into a conversation, but do you what the benefits are as a nurse tech??Associates in what? Nursing? If you have completed the 1st semester of nursing school, you can work in the hospital for about $10.50/hr (Nurse Tech). Hospital CNA makes $7-8/hr.
- 0Jun 17, '06 by RoxanRN2003Quote from hpham827In some facilities, once you have been completed 1st semester of nursing school and get checked off on certain skills (foley, NG, dobhoff, etc - may be more, may be less) though nursing school, you can perform them. This gives you the opportunity to practice this skills on live patients (as the nurse deems appropriate). At least where I work, a CNA cannot do these skills.I know I'm butting into a conversation, but do you what the benefits are as a nurse tech??
- 0Jun 22, '06 by jess_mI am in KC and I worked as an aide for 3 1/2 years before I graduated from nursing school.
I worked for an agency and made about $14/hr. Then I wanted to get to practice my skills so I went to a facility that let me do that and my wage dropped to $11/hr as a first year and $12/hr as a second year. I never got any benefits at either place since I only worked part time.
- 0May 25, '08 by ExAirBagRN2 years ago I started with St. Luke's Hospital (on the Plaza in KCMO) with out ANY healthcare background (they train you as a Patient Care Technician) and I started off, the first day of training, at $12.00 and hour with full benefits for my husband and I.
St. Luke's also offers tuition reimbursement after 90 days on the job for part time and full time employees- I just graduated from an LPN program a week ago, and they reimbursed for all of it. I am transferring to another St. Luke's facility and will to start as an LPN on a med surg floor after I pass boards. I plan to bridge to RN in the next year, and St. Luke's again to the rescue!
I feel very fortunate that St. Luke's really takes care of their employees!