Ft. Hood/Killeen/Temple/Belton area LPN pay,job??'s

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by TashaLPN2006RN2012 TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN Member Nurse

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience.

Hi all, i'm actually still in LPN school up here in ohio, but once my hubby gets b ack from iraq (which is right after i graduate and take the boards) we have to go back to the ft. hood area...I was wondering on where some of the better places to work are within a reasonable driving distance from Hood, also what is the pay like for new grads? Here in ohio it's approx 17-20 an house, but i'm wondering since the cost of living is lower in that area if the pay will be less for me. I'm trying to get a feel for where i should look for work when i get down there and the pay ranges. i don't need the benefits since we are military but benefit packages would me nice, just for my own piece of mind (and when i don't want to use the military facilities! lol)

thanks so much for your response!

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Tasha LPN student

Graduation: December 16, 2006...only 7 more months to go!:balloons:

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 1,715 Posts

oh i forgot to add...up here in ohio they have the work 3 twelves but get paid for 40hrs...do they do that down there? and they have "weekend warrior" type positions as well, where you just work sat and sund, but the pay is extremely higher...is that offered too? appreciate any responses, thanks!

jessica

jessica

Specializes in CHPN Hospice & Palliative Nurse. 53 Posts

Scott and White Memorial Hospital is a major employer in that area. AS far as RN pay rates, they start new grads @ ~$19/hr and LPNs are a bit less. I want to say between $14 and $15/hr.

Some people drive in to Austin or Round Rock to get better paying jobs, but live in the Ft Hood/Belton/Temple/Killeen area. Major employers (hospital wise) here in Austin include: the Seton and St. David's Networks. Seton has magnet status in 4 of their hospitals and the pay is not too shabby and clear, delinated measures to advance. Not only in $$, but also in education. I used to work for Seton (and only left to do palliative care) so I know more about that network than St. David's. I know that Seton does offer a weekend plan that does pay more hourly.

websites include:

Scott and White http://www.sw.org

Seton http://www.seton.org

Good luck and let me know if I can be of anymore assistance.

Jessica

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 16 years experience. 226 Articles; 27,608 Posts

Though I am much farther north than the Fort Hood area, I am an LVN who does weekend doubles on Saturday and Sunday at the rate of $18.50 hourly. I am paid for 40 hours when working 32 hours. Around here it is referred to as the Baylor plan.

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 1,715 Posts

Thanks>>i wonder how much LTC'S pay around there?

jessica

jessica

Specializes in CHPN Hospice & Palliative Nurse. 53 Posts

The LTCF definately pay more than the hospitals (at least in the Round Rock/Austin area)

Jessica

TashaLPN2006RN2012, ASN, RN

Specializes in Home Health, Podiatry, Neurology, Case Mgmt. Has 8 years experience. 1 Article; 1,715 Posts

do you know the range of pay in the LTC? thanks!

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