Needing a little advice

  1. I have recently interviewed for a job titled "Regional RN." Besides chart audits and maintaining license verifications for LVN's and the doctors being used, I would be supervising 8-10 LVN's taking care of 78 patients in 13 homes (avg. 6 patients per home). I've been given an estimated salary of 45K/year, does that seem a little low? I was also told that the insurance for my family will cost 2 times what I am paying now (working in the hospital). Can anyone give me an estimate/average salary for this type of work in the great state of Texas?
    I've been an RN for 3 1/2 years (ADN), Just received my BSN in December of 2006.
    Last edit by jellis on Feb 15, '07 : Reason: background info.
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    About jellis

    Joined: Sep '04; Posts: 9
    Quality Enhancement Nurse; from US
    Specialty: Cardiac ICU and now QA for ICF/MR


  3. by   Aussie19
    Unfortunately this field notoriously has lower salaries than hospital nursing. That doesn't sound too low to me for this field. I have not had a raise in 4 years. I keep getting told it is because Medicaid put a freeze on our funding for 3 years. That freeze should be up this year, but I bet we don't receive a raise. Good luck to you if you take the job. There are many rewards money is just not one of them.
  4. by   DDRN4me
    not sure about Texas but I was making about the same here in MA .. and i have over 25 yrs of nursing experience!!! I had 16 group homes with 4-8 individuals in each, and only 1 ( wonderful!! ) LPN, DD is not the field to make money in!! The rewards are definitely not monetary, and you will work very very hard but it is soooo worth it!
  5. by   jellis
    Thanks to Aussie19 and DDRN4me. I have accepted the job as regional rn, I will start March 6th. I am looking forward to the change and new tasks. I've had one year experience working as an aid in a state school (93-94) and I have a brother that is severely MR with some Autistic characteristics. Thanks again to both of you for your time.
  6. by   DDRN4me
    :smiley_aa congratulations on the new job!! hope you love it!! feel free to pm me if you have any questions or need help! mary
  7. by   Aussie19
    Congratulations. I hope you enjoy the new position.