Lpn Vs. Rn Can This Be True - page 2
My Cousin Is Currently An Lpn With About 3 Years Experience. She Works With An Agency And Says She Makes About $31.oo An Hour Working With An Agency That Requires Her To Travel To Connecticut. I Was... Read More
May 23, '04Occupation: Agency nurse, Critical Care & wherever they need me! Specialty: 35+ year(s) of experience in CTSICU, SICU, MICU, CCU, Trauma ; From: US ; Joined: Mar '04; Posts: 89; Likes: 4Agency work isn't for everyone but if you can be flexible and you are a good nurse you will never be out of work. In the NY metro area RN's are getting between $45 to $55 per hour. Most give you benefits and vacation pay too.
The downside is that unless you are able to go to a few hospitals and like to work independently you will have fluctuations in cash flow. If you are flexible, the sky's the limit as far as I'm concerned. When the work is abundant I crunch a bunch of hours. Then I take off long stretches of time to rest. It's worked well for me for the past 4 years....don't know if I'll continue to do it full time when I finish up with grad school, but even if you just did a perdiem weekend you'd make $1200 for pulling a Friday/Saturday night...can't beat that for extra income.
If you build a reputation as a hard, conscientious worker you'll never be out of work!