Hello. I am not a nurse, only a CNA who hopes to go to nursing school
within the next year. The reason why I am posting is to see if anyone happens to know the avarage pay for a CNA in El Paso. We are moving there soon from Kentucky and when I talked to one DON at one nursing home she said they pay their CNA's $6.00 per hour. I make over $12.00 here in Kentucky so I was shocked. I read where LPN's in El Paso are making $18.00 per hour and this is the same as in Kentucky so I figured the CNA's would make near about the same as well. This DON did mention that her nursing home had one of the lowest pay rates for CNA's in El Paso. I'm not looking for a huge salary but for $6.00 I might as well work at Taco Bell. Anyway, I know this is long-winded and I'm not actually a nurse but I thought somewhere on this board there might be a nurse from El Paso who has some information. Also, does anyone have a recomendation for a LVN school there? Thanks a bunch!
P.S. I visited there last week and fell in love with the El Paso- Las Cruces area- I cant wait to move there!