Geez ladies! Put down the shotguns already! If you're offended by the post -don't respond and move on. I find it more insulting the arrogant 'you should know better' attitude from you mother hens out there. We all know that a "true" nurse is one of compassion for the patient. We also know - that nurse Betty needs to be able to put a roof over her head and make enough money to do so. Anyone in their right mind no matter how compassionate they are would be an idiot to not look at the whole picture before deciding to go to school for at least 4 years of blood, sweat & tears, and a school debt to top it all off. What and then find out in Kentucky you only get paid $9.50/hr. Please! I love my patients - but get real!
Yes, there are websites, books, and several other sources that several of you think should be referenced before you're bothered with such nonsense. However, one of the wonderful things about this site is one can post questions and concerns and those who thoughtfully and sincerely want to HELP in your quest will do so...
All the others should back off and stop playing english professor, Miss Manners on Ediquette, and step out of the 1950's when women didn't 'discuss such things'. Get over it already!
Let's just do everyone a favor - if you don't want to give your info - don't give your info...but if you don't want to let your salary out of the bag, keep your 2 cents in there with it. I'm now leaving my soapbox! Thank you.
ADN, 4 yrs exp. (graduating in Dec. w/BSN)
Work per-diem 36 hrs/wk (mostly days-rarely any weekends)
mainly med-surg, l&d
Los Angeles, CA $57/hr flat - no benefits.