A person that decides to do the Nursing program should be someone that is caring, sensitive and love communicating with and helping those that are unable to help themselves(yes, even those pesky patients that make u crazy!!.
) If you are thinking of becoming a nurse for the money alone......i suggest you look at something else.
I know so many nurses that detest their job and this makes me really sad & angry, because the patient is the one who suffers, i wouldn't want to be in the care of a cantankerous nurse.
But if you would make a great nurse & are just curious about salary then i can tell you that as an LPN I make $22.00/hr. RN's make $40+/hr........this is in BC, Canada.
Just my 2 cents!
RNs in BC DO NOT make 40+ an hour!! Where the hell are you working? Or I am getting screwed big time. As an RN I make about 28$ an hour and this is Canadian dollars! Top of the payscale is 32$ according to our new collective agreement available from www.bcnu.org
(this is for a bedside nurse who has worked for 9 years). 39$ an hour is for a level 4 administrative nurse with 9 years, and we don't even have such a posistion in our hospital.
Last edit by fergus51 on Sep 29, '02