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Nurse pay scale in and around Morristown, LPN & RN

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Curious LPN

Morristown, TN

#1 Jun 9, 2011
I'm curious what the current pay for RNs & LPN's is in Morristown and surrounding areas. I've been at my current job for 7 years so I'm kind of out of the loop on current pay scales and I'm also debating whether or not to go back to school for my RN soon. Any info is appreciated, thankyou.
tman69

Morristown, TN

#2 Jun 9, 2011
from my knowledge for an exp lpn your looking at 15-20 depending on where and what kind of work you do. rn's go from 22-32 depending again. of course these numbers change daily lol
Wondering

Winnsboro, SC

#3 Jun 9, 2011
tman69 wrote:
from my knowledge for an exp lpn your looking at 15-20 depending on where and what kind of work you do. rn's go from 22-32 depending again. of course these numbers change daily lol
Where do LPNs make 20 at?
tman69

Morristown, TN

#4 Jun 9, 2011
depends , usually in surgery at BIG hospitals
I wish

Jefferson City, TN

#5 Jun 9, 2011
a new RN with no experience will make about 18 an hour at local hospitals. there is usually a shift differential for nights and weekends. nurses also make more if they work prn (as needed) but they get not benefits
Facts

Morristown, TN

#6 Jun 9, 2011
lol, LPN's are nothing but Techs. Up north the techs draw blood and do everything they do with little to no training and make 15.00 an hour. LPN is worthless and shouldn't even be in hospitals.
you are delusional

Morristown, TN

#7 Jun 10, 2011
Facts wrote:
lol, LPN's are nothing but Techs. Up north the techs draw blood and do everything they do with little to no training and make 15.00 an hour. LPN is worthless and shouldn't even be in hospitals.
I just moved here from Connecticut. On our unit, LPNs did almost everything RNs did.
know

Travelers Rest, SC

#8 Jun 10, 2011
you are delusional wrote:
<quoted text>I just moved here from Connecticut. On our unit, LPNs did almost everything RNs did.
Liar, lpn's are no RN you damn idiot. RNs have to get insurance now just like doctors do. Lpns sweep the floor and wash dishes. Stupid trailer trash.
Curious Lpn

Morristown, TN

#9 Jun 12, 2011
know wrote:
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Liar, lpn's are no RN you damn idiot. RNs have to get insurance now just like doctors do. Lpns sweep the floor and wash dishes. Stupid trailer trash.
Wow you are dense! I've been an lpn for damn near a decade now and have never swept a floor or washed dishes. CNAs or MAs don't either. This is one of the worst things about topix, you get people on here that want to try and start an argument no matter what the subject. No lpns are not rns, hence my wanting to go back to school for more knowledge and education. If we are talking scope of practice though, at the facilities I've worked at the only thing an lpn couldn't do that an rn could was pronounce death. Per the state of Tennessee lpns can also not hang blood or push certain iv meds. Facilities can also have their own rules about what an lpn can and can not do. Oh and its called liability or malpractice insurance btw and I believe we are all aware of it.:-)

Thanks to all the people who gave "real" answers. I'm still debating school, my current job dosen't hire rns and I'm already making $17hr there and I love it so, I was just curious what it'd be like if I got my rn and switched jobs. Maybe one day...
Old Lpn

Elizabethtown, KY

#10 Jun 12, 2011
Liar, lpn's are no RN you damn idiot. RNs have to get insurance now just like doctors do. Lpns sweep the floor and wash dishes. Stupid trailer trash.

Talk about clueless. I've been an LPN for 12 years.
I don't sweep floors or wash dishes. When I was a CNA/HHA for 7 years I didn't sweep floors or wash dishes.
The only time I had liability insurance I was a independent contract nurse. It was tax deductable due to being self employed.

The ltc facilities paid 14.25-16.75.That was 5 years ago.
Home health agency paid as an employee 17.-21. depending on the case.
Home health as an independent contract
18.75-21.00 take home pay.

Granted Lpn could stand for low paid nurse but if you work a job you hate does it matter what you're paid?
wow

Morristown, TN

#11 Jun 12, 2011
so where is the $22-$32 hr jobs at?
nosympathy

United States

#12 Jun 13, 2011
I'm a RN. I haven't been told by anyone that i have to get insurance. They actually recommend that you don't take out liability insurance. As a RN, in my dept, we have respect for each employee. Techs, CNA's, LPN's, secretarys. Housekeeping sweeps the floors and takes out trash, but we respect them also. Pay is different everywhere you go and is based on experience and certifications that you hold.

“Typical of the area”

Since: Aug 10

College Park, MD

#13 Jun 13, 2011
nosympathy wrote:
I'm a RN. I haven't been told by anyone that i have to get insurance. They actually recommend that you don't take out liability insurance. As a RN, in my dept, we have respect for each employee. Techs, CNA's, LPN's, secretarys. Housekeeping sweeps the floors and takes out trash, but we respect them also. Pay is different everywhere you go and is based on experience and certifications that you hold.
You're an RN and can't spell "Secretaries?" Ok, nevermind you're in Morristown, "typical." As for the LPN question. LPN's anywhere else in the world don't exist anymore. The CNA's do everything an LPN used to do and more.

Below are the "requirements" for becoming an LPN.

MATH& 107 Math In Society 5 credits

BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology 5 credits

BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 5 credits

BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5 credits

PSYC& 200 Developmental Psychology 5 credits

ENGL& 101 English Composition 5 credits <--(no wonder you can't spell Secretary).

Basically, these are all courses you can take during a summer course at any random vocational school with no prerequisites. Also, every bit of this stuff is learned in High School up north before entering college (for the record).

An RN (again anywhere reputable), requires you to have insurance, just as a doctor does. So in short, anyone where I went to high school, could have been an LPN before even entering college. Pretty lame and worthless position if you ask me anyways. Which is the reason reputable hospitals no longer have LPNs.
OldLpn

Elizabethtown, KY

#14 Jun 13, 2011
The CNA's do everything an LPN used to do and more?

I don't think so..

1. LPNs are licensed nurses, whereas the CNAs are only certified nurses.

2. Licensed Practical Nurses have more duties to perform than Certified Nursing Assistants.

3. A LPN can perform the duties of a CNA. On the other hand, a CNA cannot perform the duties of a LPN.

4. LPNs have more direct contact with patients than CNAs.

5. A person who wants to become a Licensed Practical Nurse will have to undergo a one-year learning process that involves both theory and clinical practice. On the other hand, a person can become a CNA after only a few weeks of lessons.

6. A LPN gets a better salary than a CNA.

Back to the subject of the thread. There's a nursing forum called allnurse. You can check rates across the country if you're curious.

“Typical of the area”

Since: Aug 10

College Park, MD

#15 Jun 13, 2011
OldLpn wrote:
The CNA's do everything an LPN used to do and more?
I don't think so..
1. LPNs are licensed nurses, whereas the CNAs are only certified nurses.
2. Licensed Practical Nurses have more duties to perform than Certified Nursing Assistants.
3. A LPN can perform the duties of a CNA. On the other hand, a CNA cannot perform the duties of a LPN.
4. LPNs have more direct contact with patients than CNAs.
5. A person who wants to become a Licensed Practical Nurse will have to undergo a one-year learning process that involves both theory and clinical practice. On the other hand, a person can become a CNA after only a few weeks of lessons.
6. A LPN gets a better salary than a CNA.
Back to the subject of the thread. There's a nursing forum called allnurse. You can check rates across the country if you're curious.
1. LPNs are NOT "Licensed Nurses," they are "practitioners," and CNAs are NOT "Certified Nurses," they are "assistants." lol I didn't bother reading any further, because it's quite clear that you're an idiot.
OldLpn

Elizabethtown, KY

#16 Jun 13, 2011
LPN=Licensed Practical Nurse.
CNA=Certified Nursing Assistant.

If CNAs and LPN were equal..they would have the same title.

“Typical of the area”

Since: Aug 10

College Park, MD

#17 Jun 13, 2011
OldLpn wrote:
LPN=Licensed Practical Nurse.
CNA=Certified Nursing Assistant.
If CNAs and LPN were equal..they would have the same title.
Try reading my former post, instead of posting obvious information to make yourself seem less of an idiot.
Professional

Columbus, NC

#18 Jun 13, 2011
Good_Luck wrote:
<quoted text>
You're an RN and can't spell "Secretaries?" Ok, nevermind you're in Morristown, "typical." As for the LPN question. LPN's anywhere else in the world don't exist anymore. The CNA's do everything an LPN used to do and more.
Below are the "requirements" for becoming an LPN.
MATH& 107 Math In Society 5 credits
BIOL& 241 Human Anatomy & Physiology 5 credits
BIOL& 242 Human Anatomy & Physiology II 5 credits
BIOL& 260 Microbiology 5 credits
PSYC& 200 Developmental Psychology 5 credits
ENGL& 101 English Composition 5 credits <--(no wonder you can't spell Secretary).
Basically, these are all courses you can take during a summer course at any random vocational school with no prerequisites. Also, every bit of this stuff is learned in High School up north before entering college (for the record).
An RN (again anywhere reputable), requires you to have insurance, just as a doctor does. So in short, anyone where I went to high school, could have been an LPN before even entering college. Pretty lame and worthless position if you ask me anyways. Which is the reason reputable hospitals no longer have LPNs.
I am an RN in administration and ashamed of this fellow RN! I would never consider hiring someone with such a poor attitude and disrespect for others. You are the very reason so many enter the nursing field and leave just as quick. God help you if you ever require medical care, it may be an LPN who saves your life or a C.N.A. who has to feed you or change your diaper!

“Typical of the area”

Since: Aug 10

College Park, MD

#19 Jun 14, 2011
Professional wrote:
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I am an RN in administration and ashamed of this fellow RN! I would never consider hiring someone with such a poor attitude and disrespect for others. You are the very reason so many enter the nursing field and leave just as quick. God help you if you ever require medical care, it may be an LPN who saves your life or a C.N.A. who has to feed you or change your diaper!
Who's a "fellow RN?" Are you really that retarded? If you're truly an RN, no wonder everyone goes out of town to have major operations. You people are disgustingly stupid.
new LPN

Providence, RI

#20 Jun 27, 2011
Ive been an LPN for less than a year. Was hired to start at $20.00 an hour. I have two semesters left to complete my school and become RN. I have just been offered a job for $30.00 an hour. I do everything at my facility that an RN would or could do. As a nurse in school upon graduation we were all encouraged to buy insurance for our license. Best of luck to all health care workers... its a hard rewarding job!

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