Mc Donalds pays more for CNA with 8 yrs exp - page 5
:rotfl: I have said it for years now it really happened. I live in WA close to the Seattle area. Moved here from the Midwest about 5 years ago and I even said it back then. You can flip... Read More
Mar 9, '05I've never understood why CNA's seem to make so little. At my hospital, of all the support personnel, CNA's make the least. Housekeepers, cafeteria workers, secretaries, EVERYONE makes more than the CNA's. Perplexes me, since CNA's have formal training and licensure involved. Yes, housekeepers are valuable employees, but the amount of training ain't what a CNA gets, it's all on the job training... and there's no licensing involved! Why should a nursing student be a CNA when he/she can be a unit secretary and make more? Maybe the hospitals know that nursing students will probably take the CNA jobs even though they are so low paying because they want the bedside care experience.
Mar 9, '05Quote from KRVRNYou mean certification. I'm not trying to nitpick, but there is a difference.licensure
Mar 9, '05Originally Posted by oldcurlyrn49
First allow me to introduce myself, I am new to the forum.
I am an RN currently working on a 12 bed peds unit. We have a 16 year
old high school student working on our unit as a CNA. Apparently there is some new program in place to recruit students interested in pursuing
an RN degree. She makes $10.35/hour, does not know how to make a bed
or how to screw a nipple on a baby bottle. To make matters worse she
was told she would be assisting RNs during procedures IVs, caths etc...
She does not feel it is her responsibilty to pass pt. trays or get them
up to the bathroom, which is something we all do on the unit, no matter what your title. Oh, and she no longer wants to be a nurse, its too
gross, and there is too much paper work.Her only motivation to work is
to buy a $300.00 designer purse. I would think we could "find" a nursing
student who genuinely wants to work peds, don't you?
Just my oh-so-humble opinion!
Mar 9, '05I was a CNA for .50 above minimum wage about two weeks when I decided this wouldn't cut it. I got in th next available LPN class ASAP, which was about 9 months later. I remember no lunch breaks, back breaking lifting, and I'm sure you know the rest of the garbage CNA's put up with. And when you have family members putting you down as "lazy and incompetent" that makes your blood boil no doubt. It was very depressing.
Yep, one thing being a CNA did for me was to motivate me to go as high as I can in my education, cause I sure didn't want to be stuck in that filthy thankless job.Last edit by LadyMadonna on Mar 21, '05
Mar 17, '05Quote from NurseFirstTrue. I was talking about LTC starting wages. Most of the CNA's I know leave LTC and go to the hospitals where the pay is better, especially if you stay there for a long time.Actually, I've met CNAs who have worked long term at a hospital (5+ yrs) who were making $22/hr. (This is Northern California, folks.) I also met a housekeeping person who worked at the County hospital for 20 years who was making about the same.