I'm going to preface this as a rant... I'm not sure when this happened but when did LPN salaries get so low? I finished school in 2010 and got my first job at a LTC facility making $17.50. My second job $21.50 and there after I did agency work for a year varying $19-25/per hour. Now I'm looking for a job to tide me over while I finish school, I got a corrections nurse offer of $17.00! THE HECK?
In varying postings I'm seeing $15-16 salary ranges on career builder. *sigh* It has always seemed we've struggled for our place in the sun, now the $ aspect is more evidence of this. I'm gearing up to get my RN now but geez
I have a few LPN colleagues who're older and not in a place to finish school, the undercutting has been devastating to them. It seems there's less and less money at each new job.
BTW I'm in Cincinnati, Ohio and I know we have a nursing glut here... It seems that's the problem?
May 31, '14
Quote from CVG.insanity
No one wants to acknowledge that LPN's are being edged out. I denied it for years, but it's (PN) truly a stepping stone. New(er) grads take heed and get your RN now
. Don't get me wrong I LOVE being a LPN but a part of a great nurse is knowing when to fold
(emphasis added), and I'm going back to school.
Really a helpful thought, thank you for sharing that. I need to remember that going in and going through. Thanks, CVG.insanity. (You sound like a very sane person to me.)
Best wishes for a successful upgrade!
Last edit by SeattleJess on May 31, '14
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