New Orleans CNA's

  1. Hi everyone,
    I'm a New Orleans resident back at home. I plan on becoming a CNA soon. What is the best places I can consider to work?? Who are offering the best pay in New Orleans right now????

    P.S. (Is it true the pay rate have increased due to hurrican Katrina??)
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  3. by   MaleRNstudent21
    I had to respond back to you since I'm going back home as well to get my CNA certs. I live in Memphis, TN right now. And the cost for the training is very high. You can go to the Westbank- Jefferson Parrish area and get the training for free at some of the Nursing homes and also they will pay for it along with giving you a job on contract. I just left New Orleans about 2 wks ago and my cousin had started a new job as a CNA at a nursing home on the Westbank, Gretna area... and she started off with 10/hr with no experience. So I wish you luck. I bet as far as agencies and hospitals the pay is even better. Who knows maybe we will run into each other. I hope to move back down there about Mid Feb early March. IF you need any other info hit me up. I'm 22 as well, wish you luck!
  4. by   FocusRN
    Poydras Home on Magazine $10/hr
    Lutheran on Hayne $11/hr
    Chataeu Living in Kenner $13/hr with benefits $14/hr without
    Lambeth House Uptown on Broadway $10/hr
  5. by   catt969
    :smilecoffeecup: I work at a nursing home in slidell. Although at this time we don't offer classes, Greenbriar offers classes-on the job training. you can find their number in the phone book. I am not a CNA but in human resources. recently i did a poll of nursing homes within a 50 mile radius and found that basically the base rate for a certified CNA is between $8 and $8.50 per hour. Some places offer shift differentials for week-end and night shifts. Once you are certified you have many options. Before Hurricane katrina, most CNA's were making less than $7 per hour. now only a year later it is basically over $8. I have a feeling that when minimum wage goes up that possibly the base rate will go up again.

    I wish you good luck. it takes a special person to be a cna and it is very rewarding working with the residents.
    Last edit by catt969 on Dec 14, '06
  6. by   FocusRN
    Lutheran on Hayne has free training, but you only get paid 8/hr while training. A few months ago they were providing onsite housing I odn't know if they still are but ya'll may want to check.