Quote from fronkey bean
Don't I know it Jedi! That is why I don't understand why there isn't a bigger push from Al. RNs to unionize. I don't see any other way to get better pay in this state.
Yeah...now, I am only a student, and (again) this is just what I've heard from talking to various nurses - but yeah, I've heard that LPN grads who work in Nashville alone can start out at something like $16/hr working in nursing homes; whereas RNs
at Huntsville Hopital start at $17-18/hr. And that just strikes me as ridiculous. Which, don't get me wrong - $17/hr in and of itself isn't bad
necessarily, I suppose...but when you consider everything that's at stake in a nurse's job and how hard they work - and if you compare the pay to that of other states - and
considering the nursing shortage - it just seems criminal. Plus, as nice as it may be, you just can't raise a family (imo) on $17/hr.