RN pay Louisiana

  1. 0 What is the current RN salary in Louisiana?
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  4. Visit  Cohiba profile page
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    Impossible to say--it's not as if there's one standard pay rate for RN's statewide...
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    Quote from jvencius
    Impossible to say--it's not as if there's one standard pay rate for RN's statewide...
    Impossible?? Ok
  6. Visit  Katie71275 profile page
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    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.
  7. Visit  FlyaboveLPN profile page
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    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
  8. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    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.
  9. Visit  plinytheRN profile page
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    I make $20/hr as a new grad BSN, with $5 diff for weekends and nights. I work in Baton Rouge.
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  10. Visit  FlyaboveLPN profile page
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    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.
  11. Visit  Katie71275 profile page
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    Yes usually hospitals will consider your LPN experience as well. Good luck!
  12. Visit  Fumanchuesday profile page
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    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.
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    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.
  14. Visit  Isabelle49 profile page
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    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!
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  15. Visit  plinytheRN profile page
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    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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