Hello Louisiana Nurses! I am currrently living in Washington state but plan to move to SW Louisiana in August. I was wondering if my soon-to-be Louisiana collegues could help me out. I am interested in emergency nursing and behavioral health. What facilities would you recommend? (Anywhere between Alexandria and Lake Charles). I have researched various facilities via internet but you can only learn so much electronically. Also, what is the average starting pay in Louisiana? I know it is much lower than here, but I do not know how much. I started out at $23/hr and ended up with $24.5/hr after 9 mos. BUT......the cost of living is higher too.
I appreciate any thoughts. Thank You!
Thanks a lot for the info I am a lpn looking to relocate I specialize in psych and geriatrics I know in wisconsin lpns earn more in nursing homes than hospitals the rates $14-16 hr are those base or with differential. I also wanted to know does new orleans pay more than outside parishes or vice versa. If so do you know any good nursing facilities or corporations to work for. I have my louisiana license but unsure about the wages.
Last edit by nicmoe on Jun 7, '04
At Ochsner Foundation in New Orleans, LPNs start at $11.55. $2 extra for nights and $3 more for weekend nights. I talked to someone who works there just last week. There is even talk that it might go up.
PS. I'm hoping to get a job there real soon.
Last edit by J Lynn on Jun 7, '04