Hi I just got accepted into the PN program at Holmes(Ridgeland) and I was wondering if anyone knew what the starting payrate was for LPN's around Jackson, esp at Rankin Medical Center.
Yes unfortunately the pay rate at the hospitals in Mississippi sucks. I signed a contract with Hudspeth regional Center, this state facility and Whitfield State Hospital (the mental hospital) start LPNs on the night shift 17.53 an hour!! You can contact me if you need any information from my email in profile page or send me a private message (PM).
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May 12, '09
I'm a LPN in the Jackson area and where I work LPN pay ranges from 15 to 24 dollars and hour based on exp. So I dont know where these nurses are working but if they are RNs they are really getting short changed! With my exp. I started at 17.00 and with my raise now 18.00 since now I've been there for 2 years. The RNs no matter ADN,BSN, or MSN all start out making 19.00, so as I repeat myself look around before finding a job. Some people are LPNs 1st maybe because they can't afford to just go to school for 2 years. So if you go LPN 1st you can work and earn a decent salary and do what the call an advanced LPN to RN program. It will take you 2 years either way. But if RN 1st only job you can do while in school is student nurse, nurse tech which is really a CNA but you decide an let no one change your mind you do what's best for you whether its LPN or RN you decide!
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