How much do nurses make in Ar?

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Jan 24, 2009
 
Just wondering, how much money does nurses make in Arkansas? I know it can vary from place to place and based on experience. But just wondering a ball park figure? For an RN?

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Jan 29, 2009
 

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I made 35$ hr in little rock but that was as a travel nurse. Direct hires make around 17-20$ starting off, it also depends on experience. More experience = more $$$. Also if you specialize you make more, i.e. ICU, CCU, ER.
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Feb 8, 2009
 
New grads make a range of $19-22 in LR for base day shift, shift differentials and weekends add significantly to this. If you work a PRN option, or WEO with no benefits you can also make significantly more. Pay increases about 3% each year for experience, in general, for staff nurse positions.
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Jun 15, 2009
 
I am looking for a job in LR im a new grad LPN nurse.
what is the rate of pay for a hospital like Baptist and what do you think the rate of pay is in a longterm care facility?
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Jul 8, 2009
 
hmm
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Jul 8, 2009
 
hmm and?

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Jul 9, 2009
 
not near enough I am sure

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Jul 9, 2009
 
10-12$ for hosp LPN
12-15$ for LTC
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Jul 9, 2009
 
thanks so much live_aloha for the helpful info.

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Jul 10, 2009
 
Jeff wrote:
thanks so much live_aloha for the helpful info.
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They make more now than they're going to make under ObamaCare!

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Jeff wrote:
thanks so much live_aloha for the helpful info.
I suggest you fast track to RN asap. Just 3 semesters if you have your basics and you can make 4x's the money.

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Jul 11, 2009
 
Telstar wrote:
They make more now than they're going to make under ObamaCare!
Well see about that.
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Jul 12, 2009
 
hmmm
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Sep 24, 2009
 
You sound like your trying to start some mess!
I guess you would know because he tells you everything right!:-/ But you sound real smart .....
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<quoted text> Well see about that.
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Sep 24, 2009
 
I am an LPN Case Manager, PSN and was with a hospital for 3 years and at my current job 7 years. I currently work for the state and make $32.00. State rate for LPN III and RN III is the same.
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Sep 24, 2009
 
I am a SAC, LPN for Baptist NLR and have been here for 3 years. I started out here as a new grad and my starting pay 3 years ago was $19.00. I am currently at $22.00. Required call is one day a week and one weekend a month. Double time if you get called in, $44 an hour, and a flat rate of $250 a day to hold the pager. Unless you are going to specialize, in Arkansas there is not much pay difference in LPN vs RN. In Arkansas LPN's can hang blood, hang chemo, give IV sedation under an MD supervision.

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Nov 3, 2009
 
Sebastian wrote:
I am a SAC, LPN for Baptist NLR and have been here for 3 years. I started out here as a new grad and my starting pay 3 years ago was $19.00. I am currently at $22.00. Required call is one day a week and one weekend a month. Double time if you get called in,$44 an hour, and a flat rate of $250 a day to hold the pager. Unless you are going to specialize, in Arkansas there is not much pay difference in LPN vs RN. In Arkansas LPN's can hang blood, hang chemo, give IV sedation under an MD supervision.
Wow when did baptist start paying there LPN's that much? Are you in house agency? At baptist an LPN usaully starts at 12-14 an hour depending on years of experience and the yearly increase is 25-60 cents. Heard from several coworkers they were the lowest paying hospital out there. I have worked as a CNA, LPN and RN and there is a HUGE difference in pay. The state lady must have a ton of experience under her belt, not sure her situation. Also according to the arkansas state board of nursing only a RN can safely and legally administer blood, chemo etc. and perform a complete head to toe assessment. I can administer chemo and IV sedation but this was only allowed after taking the chemo course, and becoming chemo certified, basic critical care course and several other cardiovascular and pulmonary modules as a RN. Did you do that as an LPN at baptist? Not sure what their policies are at BMC but your definetly outside your scope of practice.
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Jul 10, 2010
 
im a rn in fort smith and make $35 an hr..
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Dec 19, 2010
 
I am an RN with 2 years experience and make $30/hr in the float pool. All the hospitals around here start nurses out between $18 - 20/hr. LPNs usually start between $12 - 15/hr although they can make $20 in float pools. Several nurses around here with years and years of experience only make about $4 more an hour than a new grad. You can make more money by working nights and work for agencies but usually you have to travel 2 hours to get paid $45/hr or more. Most agencies pay by how far the nurse has to drive not how hard the work is.

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