Are there any CNA jobs with high pay rates? - page 4

hello, i am a pre-nursing student. i will be getting my cna certificate in the fall. i wanted to know if there are any high paying cna jobs that i can look into while going to school. i want to... Read More

  1. Visit  jlcole45 profile page
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    It's called RN. Sorry but higher education usually equals higher pay.
    Good luck!
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  3. Visit  WantAccel.BSN profile page
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    Quote from jlcole45
    It's called RN. Sorry but higher education usually equals higher pay.
    Good luck!
    For me, the CNA gig was something I was going to try to pursue to support myself while going after my RN...but thanks, I guess.
  4. Visit  jlcole45 profile page
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    What about working at hospital (versus the a nursing home) as a CNA and going to school? A lot of hospitals provide tuition reimbruishment to their employees. It's certainly well worth your time to research it. The way it usually works is that you agree to work X years after graduation, and they in turn agree to pay part or sometimes all of your school costs. You have to work somewhere after graduation why not the same place you worked as a CNA?

    The only disadvantage is that it might take you a bit longer to get your degree while working but in the long run you'd be better off because you'd have direct patient care experience going into nursing school.

    Good luck.:spin:
    Last edit by jlcole45 on Jan 9, '08
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  5. Visit  childofheaven profile page
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    dear fellow student nurse:

    you can make good money as a cna and you don't have to do it the conventional way. i was like you look for good pay without having to kill myself. i also wanted flexibility for family in school.

    you should try a staffing agency. i have seen lots of jobs in your area. i look on the internet all the time, just to see what is out there.

    there is one i know of right off hand. it is called favorite healthcare staffing. there is another one called medical staffing network. i know there is one called maxim. i am not sure if they work in your area. i would google these companies. it is worth the effort if you can get into a company. then usually do not do contracts- which guarnteeds you work. usually they offer per diem. if the companies are desperate for extra hands they will pay for one overnight stay. these agencies are nice because you can do 40 hours in 2 1/2 days. which means working two doubles and one single. double means: two eight hour shifts back to back. then usually do not have 12 hour shifts. those are for nurses. i have worked for msn for a few months now. i like it because i can choose when and where i want to work. plus they have direct pay cards, so you can get paid the same day you work. some facilities also pay mileage. just make sure you ask for a mileage sheet, so you can get your mileage pay on time.

    hope this helps.

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  6. Visit  childofheaven profile page
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    dear fellow student:

    i also forgot to mention that some of these companies want you to have at least one year of full time cna experience. i know favorite healthcare staffing does. i know medical staffing network does not. i think they only require you to have one year of working experience.

    i am not sure what your area would pay, but my area pays almost double. cna's in my area do not get paid well. with an agency it is better.

    there is another agency called dsg-diversified staffing group and arc healthcare. i am not sure if they work in your area.

    good luck!
  7. Visit  rchaul99 profile page
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    Yes its very possible to make 40k+ a year as a CNA, I worked part of the year for a small agency and travelled locally and worked full time the other part of the year for a large corporation in my home town in SW MN. This year i made just shy of $50,000 as a CNA!!!
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  8. Visit  WantAccel.BSN profile page
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    Quote from rchaul99
    Yes its very possible to make 40k+ a year as a CNA, I worked part of the year for a small agency and travelled locally and worked full time the other part of the year for a large corporation in my home town in SW MN. This year i made just shy of $50,000 as a CNA!!!
    But you aren't in NC, right?
  9. Visit  Gylelizabeth profile page
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    I am also a CNA in PA. I work for an agency which is probably the best way to make the most money. I make from $15.00 to $17.00 an hour depending on which facility I am assigned to. Home care pays less at around $10.00 an hour which is sad because I love doing individual care. One of the cons working for an agency is that there is usually no medical insurance. My husband has me and our children on his policy, so I'm lucky in that way. The nursing home that I worked for before I went agency paid $12.00 an hour.
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  10. Visit  N.aide profile page
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    Hi, I am Cna I in Duram planning to move to Raleigh. Can you tell me the agency or hospital setting that pays that much!
  11. Visit  Aimee0816 profile page
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    Hey,

    I wanted to know how to search for these high-paying agencies... What's the difference between working for an agency and working for a hospital? Thank you!
  12. Visit  sgonzaga profile page
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    Hey, I work in rhode island ive only been a cna for 6 months and am making 14 dollars an hour. Sorry to hear some of you are making less than what you deserve
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  13. Visit  CNA1991 profile page
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    Wow the times are a little different now. I'm a CNA in home health care and I make between $11.22 and $15.00 depending on the case. I actually make the least of my graduating class in california BUT the compromise is that I get the hours I want. I only work on the weekend while going to school full time. I have a friend who works at a hospital for $18 per hour and my other friend at a nursing home makes $16 per hour. I hope everything worked out for you!
  14. Visit  sweetjess321 profile page
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    Where do you work? I'm trying to find a CNA job while I'm in nursing school. I will have to probably quit my full time job because the hours won't be flexible. Thanks for your input!


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