Nursin salary...Pre rec classes

  1. So i know its not good to go into nursing for the salary i am aware of them
    tbh, i considered it only for the pay but after research its something i really want to do.
    I love helping people, anyway checking out online i read that nurses start out at 20 dollars an hour according to payscale.

    My aunt is a LPN making about 30/hr i live in new york if that helps it should.
    So how much would an RN start out at? i read online with experience maybe 30, but from real life people that work in the medical field not nursing they say they start at about 40+.

    Just wanted to know, helping people is a good motivation but being financially secure is also great.
    I am 17 btw, so you know what is usually on a teens mine

    I start college this fall and also can someone explain pre recs to me?
    http://www.sunydutchess.edu/academic...ogram/Nursing/

    this is the course i will be taking, hopefully that help.
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  3. by   pinkiepie_RN
    I'll be starting as a new nurse in MD next month and I'll start out with a base pay of $25/hour + $3.80 night shift differential.

    I made $11-12/hour as a tech during school.

    YMMV based on what state you're in.
  4. by   ZanatuBelmont
    Quote from Keptonkurtis
    So i know its not good to go into nursing for the salary i am aware of them
    tbh, i considered it only for the pay but after research its something i really want to do.
    I love helping people, anyway checking out online i read that nurses start out at 20 dollars an hour according to payscale.

    My aunt is a LPN making about 30/hr i live in new york if that helps it should.
    So how much would an RN start out at? i read online with experience maybe 30, but from real life people that work in the medical field not nursing they say they start at about 40+.

    Just wanted to know, helping people is a good motivation but being financially secure is also great.
    I am 17 btw, so you know what is usually on a teens mine

    I start college this fall and also can someone explain pre recs to me?
    http://www.sunydutchess.edu/academic...ogram/Nursing/

    this is the course i will be taking, hopefully that help.
    The starting pay really does depend on your facility, location, and experience. In my area the LVN starts out anywhere between $11.50/hr - $16.50/hr. PRN is usually $18-$20 starting, but that's without benefits. I wouldn't be surprised if a RN started around $40/hr in NYC. I'm sure you know that even though the pay is $30/hr in New York City for a LPN, that's like living in Lafayette, La. on $8/hr when you factor in tax burden.

    As for prereqs... those are courses required before you can enter a nursing program. Community colleges for LVN programs generally require at least Introductory A&P, medical terminology, and a math class. For the two-year RN degree, you are looking at A&P 1 and 2, psychology, sociology, English 1 & 2, algebra, chemistry, growth & development, microbiology, and a fine arts elective. To get prereqs out of the way for the four-year (although some would argue five-year) RN-BSN program, you're looking at similar classes to the two-year RN degree, but more advanced versions and, well, more of it.
  5. by   classicdame
    pay depends on what the market in your area will bear. You can look at hospital's online job postings to get an idea.

    Pre-requisites are courses you must take before you are allowed to sign up for something else. For instance, most nursing schools require Anatomy & Physiology, algebra, and whatever is required by your school to get a science degree but is not offered in nursing school (like English Lit, history, government, maybe chemistry----schools differ on that). So you will have basic college courses plus courses related to nursing only, but if you cannot pass the basics you are not allowed to progress to nursing. Hope this helps.
  6. by   stillwant2banurse
    pay depends on the state that you live in, up north, and areas such as NYC the salary is higher. But let, me say something coming from NYC myself, the cost of living in NY is expensive, but the money can be made to say the least. You could also live outside of NY and travel back into NYC and live very comfortable. I would say rich but comfortable, yes.

    So people feel like they could never live in NYC because of the salary but I wanted to tell everyone that even though NY is expensive there are still some areas of NY that are doable, now you wont be able to get a 4 br house for 1200. , but, you can get a 1 or 2 br apartment in a nice area of LI, with about 5 beaches surrounding you tons of public parks that are nice and still be a train ride away from the city. So when you put this up against 30 to 40 dollars and hour salaries you could make what you pay for in rent in one week. Also, the payroll taxes are not that bad either for someone this young, they can get a 401k tax deferred account and shelter most of that cost from being deducted, and if they live on LI they will get back at the end of the year anything they pay in NYC taxes cuz they are not a NYC resident.

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