This can not possible be true! - page 2

Sooo I was sitting in class & I started to ease drop on the conversation behind me. The 2 girls were talking about salary & the one girl started going on about how she knows several LPN's that make... Read More

  1. by   pagandeva2000
    Yes, you can make the money. I work a second job doing homecare, and for that one 10 hour day, I bring home $202 (gross is $250). The agency is considering offering me a second patient...a 12 hour case, which the gross will be $300. I'm not killing myself, but giving total health care to one patient, and have time to read (which I LOVE doing). I have learned not to worry about money per se...it can be out there for LPNs as well as RNs. In fact, I am seriously considering leaving my present job for doing home care on a full time basis...after I give my current main job about two years to make it look good and gain more experience.
  2. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from jamangel
    I've gotten roughly between 15,000-20,000 in overtime. That doesn' even include the money I made from PRN jobs. My townhome is paid for and so are bth mine and hubby's vehicles. I do it strictly for that. The town home we paid off in 8 years and the cars in half the contract time. I worked either Baylor or 3 12 hr shifts a week. God I miss it.
    I keep hearing people mention "Baylor"...pardon me for being naive, but what is that?
  3. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from pagandeva2000
    I keep hearing people mention "Baylor"...pardon me for being naive, but what is that?
    The Baylor Plan refers to two-day work schedules on the weekend. Under the Baylor Plan, you work 32 hours over the weekend and get paid for 40 hours. Some facilities have it structured where you work 24 hours over the weekend and get paid for 32 hours. It is referred to as the Baylor Plan because Baylor Hospitals were the first to come up with the schedule.
  4. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from TheCommuter
    The Baylor Plan refers to two-day work schedules on the weekend. Under the Baylor Plan, you work 32 hours over the weekend and get paid for 40 hours. Some facilities have it structured where you work 24 hours over the weekend and get paid for 32 hours. It is referred to as the Baylor Plan because Baylor Hospitals were the first to come up with the schedule.
    Thanks for the clarity. In fact, I did a Baylor Plan situation when I was a CNA...worked 16 hours Saturday and Sunday, and had the week to myself. I didn't get paid 40 hours, though, but I understand what you mean, now.
  5. by   jamangel
    I did 24 and got paid for 32. The last hospital i worked 72 nad paid for 80
  6. by   smk1
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I am an LVN who works the Baylor Plan, which is 16-hour double shifts on Saturday and Sunday with five days off in a row. I am paid for a 40 hour work week just for working Saturday and Sunday. Frequently, I work extra shifts during the week for time and a half.

    I've earned about $15,000 this year in overtime above and beyond my yearly base pay.
    I have question. Do you guys go home to sleep or just stay at the hospital and sleep because you would only have 8 hours to get home get to sleep, et up and get showered in the morning and get back to work. Seems like not enough sleep time...
  7. by   MsPiggy
    Wow, I could dig the two 16 hr shifts and having my weekdays off-Awesome!

    Ms.P
  8. by   luv4nursing
    Quote from SMK1
    I have question. Do you guys go home to sleep or just stay at the hospital and sleep because you would only have 8 hours to get home get to sleep, et up and get showered in the morning and get back to work. Seems like not enough sleep time...

    When I do two 16s back to back, I will normally go straight home and straight to bed, sleep 6 hrs, wake up, eat, and go back to work. I normally do 3p to 7a when I do 16s. I only live down the street from my job as well. The plus side is its only 1 day u have to do that (in between the 2 16's) then u have 5 days to recooperate. Ive done 3 in a row and thats not so fun. I feel like death lol.
  9. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from luv4nursing
    When I do two 16s back to back, I will normally go straight home and straight to bed, sleep 6 hrs, wake up, eat, and go back to work. I normally do 3p to 7a when I do 16s. I only live down the street from my job as well. The plus side is its only 1 day u have to do that (in between the 2 16's) then u have 5 days to recooperate. Ive done 3 in a row and thats not so fun. I feel like death lol.

    That is sort of how I did it as a CNA...the nursing home was three blocks from where I lived and it was easy to do that.
  10. by   pagandeva2000
    I think that schedules such as Baylor can make it easier for those that wish to return to school to obtain their RNs. You are essentially making some decent money and there is time to study, and the stress of paying bills has been somewhat reduced. Sounds like a nice plan to me!
  11. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from SMK1
    I have question. Do you guys go home to sleep or just stay at the hospital and sleep because you would only have 8 hours to get home get to sleep, et up and get showered in the morning and get back to work. Seems like not enough sleep time...
    I live only 6 miles from my workplace. On Saturday I will work from 6am to 10pm, immediately go home and sleep for 6 hours, then awaken and return to work for another 16 hour shift on Sunday. I feel sleep-deprived on Sunday evenings, but keep in mind that this only happens 1 day out of the entire week. In my opinion, it is worth it to have 5 days off in a row.
  12. by   Kymmi
    RubySlippers------Im answering your question..Im not sure how to paste what you asked but I was a LPN from 1983-1989 and graduated R.N. in 1989. I work in the Tampa area. I work in CVICU and my base pay is alittle higher than the average pay in this area because I started as core staff 5 years ago in a hospital that began a open heart program and they recruited R.N.s with experience to get the unit up and running and therefore paid a higher rate of pay per hour.
    Good Luck with the rest of your schooling and future in nursing!!
  13. by   offtowrk
    I have been an LPN for 11 years. Last year (traveling) working 48-50 hours a week I made $69,000. If you live in a state that allows LPNS to work in hospitals and do everything that RNS do except charge then you are really marketable. They would rather pay LPNs $5-10 less an hour for the same work. I have been very fortunate to have worked in several different areas. I have never done LTC. The money is there if you have the experience. Good luck!

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