RN pay Louisiana

  1. What is the current RN salary in Louisiana?
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  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   Cohiba
    Impossible to say--it's not as if there's one standard pay rate for RN's statewide...
  4. by   FlyaboveLPN
    Quote from jvencius
    Impossible to say--it's not as if there's one standard pay rate for RN's statewide...
    Impossible?? Ok
  5. by   Katie71275
    I'm in the Northern part of the state. It does vary, but here most start out at about 19-21$/hr with 3.50 for nights, and 4.00 weekends. Your state run hospitals will be the lowest paying for the most part. Also area hospitals here pay anywhere from .25-1$/hr extra for certifications.
  6. by   FlyaboveLPN
    Quote from Katie71275
    I'm in the Northern part of the state. It does vary, but here most start out at about 19-21$/hr with 3.50 for nights, and 4.00 weekends. Your state run hospitals will be the lowest paying for the most part. Also area hospitals here pay anywhere from .25-1$/hr extra for certifications.
    Okay. Thank you
  7. by   TheCommuter
    This thread has been moved to the Louisiana Nursing forum with the goal of attracting accurate responses about wages nurses are earning around the state.
  8. by   plinytheRN
    I make $20/hr as a new grad BSN, with $5 diff for weekends and nights. I work in Baton Rouge.
  9. by   FlyaboveLPN
    Okay I'm an LPN, that's not much more than I make now. I hope I get paid 4 my LPN experience when I start working as an RN. I reside in BR too.
  10. by   Katie71275
    Yes usually hospitals will consider your LPN experience as well. Good luck!
  11. by   Fumanchuesday
    I work in the ICU for a large private hospital. New grad base pay is $20 per hr. $24 for nights. $26 for weekend nights.

    My wife (RN) works for a state hospital in the same town. She makes almost $27 an hour weeknights and $29 weekend nights. She has two years LPN experience that does not contribute to her pay, although she does get critical care diff of 50 cents included in what I listed.
  12. by   FlyaboveLPN
    Quote from Fumanchuesday
    I work in the ICU for a large private hospital. New grad base pay is $20 per hr. $24 for nights. $26 for weekend nights.

    My wife (RN) works for a state hospital in the same town. She makes almost $27 an hour weeknights and $29 weekend nights. She has two years LPN experience that does not contribute to her pay, although she does get critical care diff of 50 cents included in what I listed.
    Yes, I've been told some places will not accept your LPN experience. I think it's a bunch of crap tho. In several settings LPN's do just as much or everything an RN will do. As a floor nurse, we can't do IV push or hang blood, but we are experienced in the rest of the job duties. A new RN grad wouldn't know where to start! Oh well.... It's LIFE! We can go back & forth with this one. I hope I can find a job that will consider my LPN experience when I finish RN school.
  13. by   Isabelle49
    Quote from plinytheRN
    I make $20/hr as a new grad BSN, with $5 diff for weekends and nights. I work in Baton Rouge.
    Wow, moved to Baton Rouge 17 years ago, had 10 years experience as an RN and was paid $18/hr. Baton Rouge is a joke!
  14. by   plinytheRN
    I agree the pay here is horrible. However I have heard for awhile that nurses in the south stereotypically have high pt loads and low pay, that's why so many of them leave. I am getting out ASAP after I get my experience, I can hardly pay my bills on this wage.

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