LPN starting pay $26.50! - page 2

My brother just finished up his LPN school a few months ago, he got hired here in the metro detroit area in MI for $26.50 starting. I am attending the same school he went to, I am half way done and... Read More

  1. by   colorado nurse
    totally agree kythe just because the pay is good does not mean you will enjoy the facility. the money isn't worth your license being endanger or your well being
  2. by   mel82
    I totally agree, most facilities in this area that pay over $25 will have you "caring" for over 50 patients. Impossible! Dangerous! Would not do it! I have 15 on day shift, and 30 on 3-11. Most of my pts aren't on that many meds, most treatments are done in am, and it is a very well run facility with a staff that generally works well together. Unfortunately, I think in my area this facility is in the minority.
  3. by   puregrace73
    What school are you getting ready to graduate from here in Metro Detroit? That is a really high starting pay for sure. Its best to weigh your options, pros and cons.
  4. by   OgopogoLPN
    That is awesome that LPN's are being paid well!!!! I'm in BC Canada and all LPN's in the province make $24.76/hour, even with years experience (whole 'nother story) Plus I'm casual so I get a 12.2% differential which equals $3.09/hour and shift diffs.

    So if I do a weekend overnight, I'm getting:

    $24.76
    $3.09-casual
    $1.75-overnight
    $1.00-weekend =
    $30.90/hour
  5. by   chevyv
    Won't make that much if you come to Wisconsin
  6. by   Keenay99
    I am in NY now looking for a job, I am living in Brooklyn. Anyone has any idea where they are hiring now, I won't mind working in Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island area too. Or in Pennsylvania, somebody told me there are a lot of jobs down there. Any advice will be appreciated. I really need a job. I am an LPN.
  7. by   Keenay99
    Anyone in NY, please answer me, I really need help.

    Thank you already for your reply:typing
  8. by   mustbegood
    I actually go to school in ohio because waiting lists and all that jazz. More than half of my class is from MI.
  9. by   Keenay99
    I sent this message already, I am rename it to see if I can find somebody to help me. I am in NY now looking for a job, I am living in Brooklyn. Anyone has any idea where they are hiring now, I won't mind working in Queens, Bronx, Manhattan and Long Island area too. Or in Pennsylvania, somebody told me there are a lot of jobs down there. Any advice will be appreciated. I really need a job. I am an LPN.
    Last edit by Keenay99 on Jun 25, '09 : Reason: no a reply
  10. by   NurseKitten
    Don't come to Florida looking for that kind of money. BSN-prepared RN's start around here at 19/hour.
  11. by   GeauxNursing
    Keenay99: go to the New York nurses section and post your question. Maybe they will have some answers for you. Have you looked on Monster.com and careerbuilder? Have you checked out all the nursing homes? Are there any health clinics in your area?
  12. by   AshiPanda
    Wow, that's nice... I can't even get an agency to give me more than $20/hr so far. My full-time job (and I will get benefits) started me at $19/hr.
  13. by   katherine100
    keenay....have you found anything.

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