LTC pay? - page 2

Hi all, Does anyone know what nursing homes pay new RN'S? Just curious...Thanks... Read More

  1. Visit  Schmoo1022 profile page
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    I mean lets be honest. If your going into LTC your definately not doing it for the pay (which is fine, your reasons are your own) but LTC overall pretty much pays the lowest for every position. Keep in mind that every facility is different but for the most part LTC pays the lowest. If your looking for the highest pay then your looking at a hospital based position or a traveling nurse position.

    !Chris
    I really haven't found that true, for RN's anyway. When I started out as a new RN, RI hospital was going to pay me $19.00, nursing homes were offering 23-24. Where LTC is seriously lacking for RN's in my opinion, is benefits. Health care costs are awful, vacation and personal time is a joke. There are so many extra perks to working in a hospital. I LOVE long term care, but most people do work because we need money LOL. I spend so much on health insurance weekly, it makes such a dent in my pay.
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  3. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
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    Quote from Schmoo1022
    I really haven't found that true, for RN's anyway. When I started out as a new RN, RI hospital was going to pay me $19.00, nursing homes were offering 23-24. Where LTC is seriously lacking for RN's in my opinion, is benefits. Health care costs are awful, vacation and personal time is a joke. There are so many extra perks to working in a hospital. I LOVE long term care, but most people do work because we need money LOL. I spend so much on health insurance weekly, it makes such a dent in my pay.
    That's interesting, I am curious when you were offered this amount off pay. How long ago are we talking? Was it before the unions came to RIH or not? I know at this point it has changed now because as a CNA I was offered $13/Hour and CNAs who worked here before the union came got bumped up to 16 as soon as the union came. I'm just curious for my own benefit. Thanks

    !Chris
  4. Visit  Schmoo1022 profile page
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    Hi,
    It was like 2001. MHRI was offering a bit more. Like $21.00. From what I heard now, new grads aren't getting much more at RI hospital now, but I can't say that for sure. I was only making $9.00 as a student nurse in 2000.
    I am glad they are paying CNA's more. That is a realy good rate.
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    That's interesting, I am curious when you were offered this amount off pay. How long ago are we talking? Was it before the unions came to RIH or not? I know at this point it has changed now because as a CNA I was offered $13/Hour and CNAs who worked here before the union came got bumped up to 16 as soon as the union came. I'm just curious for my own benefit. Thanks

    !Chris
    They started you out as a new CNA at 13.00 an hour??
  6. Visit  mkblack profile page
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    Don't assume LTC nurses make the lowest wage. I left Hasbro Children's Hospital in 1999 making 15.85/hr. Went to work at a skilled nursing facility starting at 17.00/hr. I now make 31.00/hr at a SNF working in a management position. Believe me, I was shocked to learn that I could trade the stress of working with dying/ill children for caring for our elders who were at their natural end of life, and make more money doing so. Still stressful, but in a different, more acceptable way. At least for me.
  7. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Quote from Schmoo1022
    They started you out as a new CNA at 13.00 an hour??
    RIH pays student nurses 13.25 plus shift diffs, and Memorial Hospital pays 13.75 plus shift diffs. I believe CNA's are at right about the same pay.

    The VA hospital in Providence pays students $16+, and VALOR (honors internship) students around $22/hr.
  8. Visit  Schmoo1022 profile page
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    I work in LTC care and make $29.00 as a charge nurse. I have been at this facility since 2004. Like I said, pay is ok, but the Bennies are beyond awful. I understand that there are some facilities in RI and nearby MA that have pretty good benefits.
    I am not trying to get into a hospital, just for the health insurance
  9. Visit  cjcsoon2brn profile page
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    Quote from Schmoo1022
    I work in LTC care and make $29.00 as a charge nurse. I have been at this facility since 2004. Like I said, pay is ok, but the Bennies are beyond awful. I understand that there are some facilities in RI and nearby MA that have pretty good benefits.
    I am not trying to get into a hospital, just for the health insurance
    New grad pay at RI Hospital and Hasbro is $29 before differentials. Perhaps I was a bit hasty saying LTC is the lowest but as I said before, LTC is something you have to be passionate about because I think LTC nurses are not paid nearly enough for what they do (in terms of wages or benefits) that's just my opinion.
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    That is really good in my opinion! It is higher than what my nursing home would pay new grads for sure.

    No offense taken, LTC care is not for everyone, and it is getting harder and harder. I am not a Peds person, I went to school with that sole intention. I did my Peds rotation and said nooo way! It is cool that everyone can find their own place in nursing.
  11. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Quote from cjcsoon2brn
    New grad pay at RI Hospital and Hasbro is $29 before differentials. Perhaps I was a bit hasty saying LTC is the lowest but as I said before, LTC is something you have to be passionate about because I think LTC nurses are not paid nearly enough for what they do (in terms of wages or benefits) that's just my opinion.
    Chris- where did you get that figure from? I heard that new grads in Lifespan start at about $24-25 plus differentials. Just curious.
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    Quote from RhodyGirl-SN
    Chris- where did you get that figure from? I heard that new grads in Lifespan start at about $24-25 plus differentials. Just curious.
    Two of my friends just graduated from nursing school (they were both CNAs for Lifespan and then hired as RNs) and they told me they were each offered $29 + differentials. I also heard a few other nurses mention they were offered similar amounts as new grads who were hired within the past year or so.

    I'm just going with with I've been told... Who really knows though until we each get our own offers? lol

    !Chris
  13. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    That's great!!
  14. Visit  RhodyGirl, RN profile page
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    Chris- I heard through the grapevine from a friend who's parents are longtime nurses there that starting pay is 24.50

    It might be worth checking into at some point, since there's a pretty big difference between that and 29. Not that it matters right now...graduation isn't for a little while, lol


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