LTC pay? - page 2

by GretaRN

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


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    Hey Chris,
    Guess what??? If you go into nursing it is not about the money so much. You have to go into it for the right reasons...Everyone has their own specialty...Sounds like you don't care for LTC...Good Luck!
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    Quote from brantaf
    Hey Chris,
    Guess what??? If you go into nursing it is not about the money so much. You have to go into it for the right reasons...Everyone has their own specialty...Sounds like you don't care for LTC...Good Luck!
    I'm sensing some hostility in this post. Brantaf if you read my previous post and thought I was being hostile to you please understand that was not my intention. A lot of posts on this site about salary are all related to people trying to figure out what speciality/setting makes the money so that's why I answered about what positions make the most money. I fully understand that everyone has their own specialty and I applaud any nurse who wants to go into LTC, its a very important specialty with its own unique body of knowledge. My post was more or less meant to say that in my opinion LTC nursing staff (RN, LPN & CNA) are usually greatly under payed for all that they do. To address your other issue, I understand going into nursing shouldn't be all about money and benefits (in my list of reasons for becoming a nurse, my wage is not on the top of the list) but I will say that if I go to school and earn my RN I believe that I should be fairly compensated for my time, effort and education and I don't feel bad for saying (no demanding) that I have a decent wage and reasonable benefits. I'm sorry if that sounds selfish but that's how I feel and I don't think that I'm the only one.

    !Chris

    PS: I have nothing against LTC, I think its great if you want to do it because we definitely need more LTC nurses especially for our aging population. Would I personally become a LTC nurse? Not on your life.
    Last edit by cjcsoon2brn on Feb 16, '09
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    Quote from brantaf
    hey chris,
    guess what??? if you go into nursing it is not about the money so much. you have to go into it for the right reasons...everyone has their own specialty...sounds like you don't care for ltc...good luck!
    brantaf...i'm confused...why respond with such a shady comment? you started the post asking about pay. why do that? it shouldn't matter right? money doesnt matter so much, they could pay you $8.00 hour. "it is not about the money so much".
    anyway realistically everyone has their own reasons for getting into nursing (you wouldnt want to know mine lol). there isnt a better or right and wrong. especially in this day in time when millions of people are out of work (worldwide as well), country facing an economic collapse, millions loosing there homes, rise in homelessness, 1 person working, children to feed, etc. etc. etc.

    you will find that the department of labor and training list healthcare and education as where the jobs are at until 2016. with that said i will reiterate what i said earlier...everyone has there own reasons for going into nursing and whatever that may be, the quality of care that the future nurse exhibit shouldn't be measured by that.

    i find that most of the people who post on ri site like chris are the type of nurses that i would want to care for me if i was in that position...hands down period.
    Last edit by crazensweet on Feb 16, '09
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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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    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
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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??
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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.
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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.
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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


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