I've been an LPN in SNF/LTC for 7 years, have even been a supervisor at a facility over RNs. Got my RN this year & I'm back at new nurse pay!?! I'm being told my LPN experience doesn't count as "real nursing experience. " How on earth am I as an RN being offered pay at hospitals & even other SNF/LTC facilities that is significantly lower than my LPN pay? Anybody have any idea what a real good reason for this is? I feel like going back to school was a waste.