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LTC nurse wage more?

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RNDreamer specializes in acute care.

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I see many threads that indicate what a new nurse's wage is in a hospital, but what about the LTCs? Does a nurse typically make more or less at an LTC than in a hospital? TIA!

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biker nurse specializes in LTC , SDC and MDS certified (3.0).

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my expirence has always been LTC make more !!!!

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allantiques4me specializes in Brain injury,vent,peds ,geriatrics,home.

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Ive done LTC in ohio and was paid pretty well but busted my buns!!!I have a much better position make a little less,but LOVE my job!!!

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My experience has been a better base rate for LTC, but it is a harder more physically demanding job than the hospital. My hospital shift diff. was better than LTC's, but the base rate was a couple dollars less. All in all, it evened out to about the same. I have recently returned to day shift LTC for the hours MON-FRI 7-3. The work load is triple what I was doing at the hospital, but the hours make it worthwhile for me and my family.

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Nascar nurse has 25 years experience as a ASN, RN and specializes in LTC & Hospice.

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My area in the midwest, the hospital pays more. Often $2-5/hr more.

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Midwest4me specializes in A myriad of specialties.

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In my experience in the northwest the LTCs pay much more.

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CapeCodMermaid has 30 years experience as a RN and specializes in Gerontology, Med surg, Home Health.

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The hospital here pays much more than any of the SNF's. The nurses have a union at the hospital.

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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I am in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. The LTCFs tend to pay higher starting wages, especially for LVNs/LPNs. Hospitals around here start RNs off at $19 to $22 hourly, while the LTCFs start them off at $23 to $25 hourly. Local hospitals start LVNs off at $12.50 to $16 hourly, whereas the local LTCFs start us off at $18 to $22 hourly.

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BigB has 3 years experience and specializes in Knuckle Dragging Nurse aka MTA.

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I saw an ad in my old LTCF for RN's, pay was $28/hr. What a joke! RN's in hospitals make $35 - $48/ hr. or so around here.

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IowaKaren has 12 years experience and specializes in Assisted Living nursing, LTC/SNF nursing.

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From what I see, LTC pays less in Iowa. Where I work, the LPN's working as Charge get $1.00/hr. extra but if your an RN, no extra pay but still more responsiblitiy.

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