How much does a LPN make in Jonesboro...

How much does a LPN make in Jonesboro and surrounding cities?

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curious

United States

#1 Aug 27, 2009
How much does a LPN make in Jonesboro and surrounding cities an hour? yearly? How much more does an LPN make that works night shifts than day shifts? And what is the difference in pay if the LPN works at a hospital, nursing home... Thankyou!
bwahahahahahahah a

Witmer, PA

#2 Aug 27, 2009
curious wrote:
How much does a LPN make in Jonesboro and surrounding cities an hour? yearly? How much more does an LPN make that works night shifts than day shifts? And what is the difference in pay if the LPN works at a hospital, nursing home... Thankyou!
Save yourself the aggravation, look into working in a out patient care facility.
Conservative

Van Buren, AR

#3 Aug 27, 2009
Call the local hospitals and ask them to send you information on their pay scale.
curious

United States

#4 Aug 27, 2009
bwahahahahahahaha wrote:
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Save yourself the aggravation, look into working in a out patient care facility.
Thankyou for the advice, but I am really looking for more details than this... like how much would a LPN make that works in an out patient care facility compared to an LPN that works in a hospital... information like that.
guest

Leesville, LA

#5 Aug 27, 2009
You can make alot more money working in a Nursing Home, but the conditions are less than idea. Working nightshift in a hospital and working overtime occasionally is probably your best bet. Will make around $30k doing this. If you count in your benefits, not too bad for a 1 year education
Conservative

Van Buren, AR

#6 Aug 27, 2009
curious wrote:
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Thankyou for the advice, but I am really looking for more details than this... like how much would a LPN make that works in an out patient care facility compared to an LPN that works in a hospital... information like that.
If you are to dumb to go find this information then you probably shouldn't be a nurse. Nurses have to be smart and resourceful. You are not exhibiting that. Go talk to nurses, make calls, get off your buttocks. Do you realize that in order to be a nurse you will have to know the names of all the bones in the body plus and how all the different systems work. Are you prepared to do that? If not, don't waste people's time.
It looks like you have no passion and only want a paycheck. It don't work that way.
info

Montgomery, TX

#7 Aug 27, 2009
nursing hm mor....
curious

United States

#8 Aug 27, 2009
Conservative,
I just graduated from high school this past May. I do not know every bit of information there is to know. That is why I came here to see if there were any nurses or persons in other medical professions that might could reply to my post to give some information. I feel I am asking a practical question. Part of finding a job is researching what it pays in the area in which you live and personally deciding if it is enouph for you to be able to live off of and worth spending your time going to school for. Just like part of finding a job is researching if there is a need for workers in that profession... And as a matter of fact.... I think learning about the parts of the body would be very interesting. I was a straight A student through high school with the occasional B here and there. And your advice earlier about calling the local hospitals is much appreciated. I'll try that. Please know I am not trying to rude on here... just thought I could find some information from local people that may know on the jonesboro forum.
Nurse

Leesville, LA

#9 Aug 27, 2009
curious, ignore the rude poster.

You can make around $16-$18 hour in a Nursing Home. Hospital is around $12 and hour, plus shift differentials, which usually add another $1.75 if you are working night shift. LPN pay usually goes up a little bit every year, so by the time you finished LPN school it would likely be more than this. I wouldn't recommend stopping at LPN school, but to continue until you get your RN degree, because you can make much more money (RNs start at around $20 an hour, plus up to $3 night shift differentials, plus other perks/options that LPNs don't have) The benefit to working in a hospital as a LPN is the FLEXIBILITY because you can easily work 36 hours a week and continue college. There are also "weekend options" that work well for students and give you more money. Remember the pay I quoted you is base salary with no experience. Within 5 years if you're smart and successful you can move into higher paying positions with excellent hours. The options are endless! It's a wonderful time to be a nurse.
curious

United States

#10 Aug 27, 2009
Nurse,
Thankyou for your advice. From what you say working in a hospital would be more beneficial for me. I think I would try to continue on to become a RN. I am also trying to figure out if I would rather travel to ASU newport or attend ASU jonesboro. decisions decisions!
guest

Little Rock, AR

#11 Aug 27, 2009
I would recommend getting your basics out of the way at ASU Newport or another community college, the classes are at least 1/2 the price
Nurse

Leesville, LA

#12 Aug 28, 2009
You might take basics at Newport, but be aware the Nursing program at Newport has a very low pass rate, which is an indicator they have some issues. If you do not qualify for financial aid/grants, etc at ASU-Jonesboro, then look into some of the colleges like BRTC-Pocahontas (great program!)
bonoite

Trumann, AR

#13 Aug 28, 2009
LPN= Low Paid Nurse. Dont make the mistake I did................Get your RN as soon as possible. I am now....after 10 years......pursuing my RN degree. Never make the mistake of settling for LPN. It's not worth the grief of doing the same work RN's do but get paid $10 /hr less. If you are just starting out as a nurse, Med/surg will give you a good grasp on nursing. Do that for a few months before you specialize.
curious

United States

#14 Aug 28, 2009
Well, thankyou again for all of the advice. Very helpful. I am definately taking everything into consideration.

“Proud Daddy”

Since: Oct 08

NPT

#15 Aug 31, 2009
Nurse wrote:
You might take basics at Newport, but be aware the Nursing program at Newport has a very low pass rate, which is an indicator they have some issues. If you do not qualify for financial aid/grants, etc at ASU-Jonesboro, then look into some of the colleges like BRTC-Pocahontas (great program!)
It's not a low-pass rate on the State Boards, it's a low-pass rate from the program, which shows to me that the instructors care enough about nursing to not graduate every tard that walks through the door at Newport.
guest

Leesville, LA

#16 Aug 31, 2009
Yvves wrote:
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It's not a low-pass rate on the State Boards, it's a low-pass rate from the program, which shows to me that the instructors care enough about nursing to not graduate every tard that walks through the door at Newport.
Actually, you're wrong. They only had about a 70% pass rate from the last class. This is extremely low. You can't view that info on-line because they are under the umbrella of the ARNEC program. I expect this will get better now that they've got a new Director of the Nursing Department.
why so hateful

United States

#17 Aug 31, 2009
Conservative wrote:
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If you are to dumb to go find this information then you probably shouldn't be a nurse. Nurses have to be smart and resourceful. You are not exhibiting that. Go talk to nurses, make calls, get off your buttocks. Do you realize that in order to be a nurse you will have to know the names of all the bones in the body plus and how all the different systems work. Are you prepared to do that? If not, don't waste people's time.
It looks like you have no passion and only want a paycheck. It don't work that way.
damn!! they were just asking. i sure would hate to be around u. your f.....g hateful!! the nursing field is very hard and just becuz they wana know where the money is doesnt mean they dont care. they might as well go for the most money, they will be praised and cussed out where ever they go.
geez

Caraway, AR

#18 Sep 1, 2009
Blytheville ER pays $36 an hour
annoyed

Leesville, LA

#19 Sep 2, 2009
geez wrote:
Blytheville ER pays $36 an hour
Blytheville doesn't even have a hospital. Do you mean Osceola?
guest

Leland, MS

#20 Sep 2, 2009
annoyed wrote:
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Blytheville doesn't even have a hospital. Do you mean Osceola?
Blytheville has a hospital. And no, there LPN's do not make $36 an hour.

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