Nursing salaries
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Curious

United States

#1 Mar 26, 2012
Thinking about going to nursing school. Just curious - what does a nurse with an LVN, fresh out of school make around Paris? What about a new RN?
aw shucks

Blossom, TX

#2 Mar 26, 2012
If that is why you are going to nursing school, then continue on in your waitressing.
Go Green

Paris, TX

#3 Mar 26, 2012
Valid question from Curious...we need some decent people with integrity in the nursing profession IMO..why go to the expense and time if it is not cost effective no matter what you do...but I agree to be a good anything requires empathy and integrity.
Curious

United States

#4 Mar 26, 2012
aw shucks wrote:
If that is why you are going to nursing school, then continue on in your waitressing.
Why do you need to be so negative? I'm just trying to make an intelligent, informed decision based on economics. I've already been accepted to nursing school, so obviously, I've put a lot of work in my pre-reqs just to get to this point. It's just that it's a lot of cash outlay and I want to be sure I can cover any loans I may have to take.
Nurse

United States

#5 Mar 26, 2012
Curious wrote:
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Why do you need to be so negative? I'm just trying to make an intelligent, informed decision based on economics. I've already been accepted to nursing school, so obviously, I've put a lot of work in my pre-reqs just to get to this point. It's just that it's a lot of cash outlay and I want to be sure I can cover any loans I may have to take.
hey don't listen to those jerks most of the turds on here don't do any type of work much less the hard work of a nurse. I have been an RN for 26 yrs I work in the prn pool and make 34 dollars an hr plus differential for nights and weekends. Trust me when I say it you work for every penny of it. Nursing is the most physically and mentally demanding job I have ever had and I've done lots in my life. I'm hoping to retire in about 8or 10 years. Hoping my knees and hips will last that long. Go for it and good luck. You will meet some of the meanest people in the world but some of the pts you take care of will make it worth it Nursing is an honorable profession. By the way with my hourly wage in the prn pool I am nt eligible for sick days vacation or insurance
to bad

Paris, TX

#6 Mar 26, 2012
aw shucks wrote:
If that is why you are going to nursing school, then continue on in your waitressing.
Waitressing a good restaurant yields more money than nursing. Nursing in this area goes from 8.00 to 15.00 an hr. A Lot of responsibility for just that amount. Go for city manager, i see it is in the range of 200k.
TMI

Paris, TX

#7 Mar 26, 2012
Do what you love doing. If you think you will love doing it, and you like to learn and help others it is perfect for you.

It is a lot to be responsible for, and much time invested. It's a great job when you are working for and with the right people though.
Not sure

Scroggins, TX

#8 Mar 26, 2012
In this town If your a nurse you have more of an opportunity to screw your Dr. So the salary and benefits would vary depending on the situation and your personal convictions.
TMI

Paris, TX

#9 Mar 26, 2012
Whew. I didn't know Paris had any more of that than any other area. Is there statistical data to support that?

I have never known anyone to admit to that, but if evidence based medicine says it helps anything, who am I to say....

It might be coming up in the Obama care packet.
nurse

United States

#10 Mar 26, 2012
Nursing pays well, some areas and jobs better than others, and like the other nurse said you earn every penny of it. I feel that nursing is an art, if you don't have a huge amount of patience and compassion you don't need to go into the profession in my opinion. It also is a physically demanding job and requires a huge amount of responsibility. I've been a nurse for over 10 years and have seen many changes and worked with a lot of different people in different settings. I love what I do and my patients can tell, it can be one of the most rewarding but at the same time most heartwrenching careers you could choose!
Deedeedee

Dallas, TX

#11 Mar 27, 2012
Unfortunately, nurse have a burnout rate of 10 years
Deedeedee

United States

#12 Mar 27, 2012
Excuse me, let me rephrase that: a lot of nurses get burned out after 10 years.
Not terminal

Paris, TX

#13 Mar 27, 2012
You say that like it is a terminal disease.

It is a temporary condition.
As a nurse

Paris, TX

#14 Mar 27, 2012
As a nurse, I love helping people and it is rewarding. But it is a very physical and mental straining profession. It is a career, not a job. You give up holidays, birthdays, and miss countless events of your children. It if you truly want to be a nurse,, go for it. Just expect breakdowns and burn outs. It is not an easy field to be in.
RonPaul2012

Austin, TX

#15 Mar 27, 2012
I was in school for nursing. Its tough. Had to drop when they told me I would never be able to get my licence because of a bad shoulder and neck (wasn't able to meet the lifting requirements.) That said the pay is pretty good. In my area it is around 25$ to start. There are scholorships out there, and once you get accepted to a nursing program you can agree to work in an underserved area in order to have your school paid for. Hope this helps. Whatever you do, never stop trying to improve yourself and best of luck!
Always a nurse

United States

#16 Mar 27, 2012
Being a nurse is a very rewarding & sometimes frustrating career. I've always enjoyed being a nurse. First pay as a GVN is average of $8+ an hour. After having at least a year of hospital experience, wages can be around $18 -$20+ an hour, plus you get PTO, insurance, 401k, definitely worth the paycheck. Some places even offer a sign-on bonus, depending on your expertise. Always get ACLS & PEDI & NICU, not just basic life support. Get certified in ICU, Telemetry, Pedi, Psych, OB/GYN & trauma. The more versatile you are, the better job security you have. I've worked agency at many hospitals & made over $50 an hour take home. One double shift pays better than a weekly paycheck around here.

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#17 Mar 28, 2012
Curious wrote:
Thinking about going to nursing school. Just curious - what does a nurse with an LVN, fresh out of school make around Paris? What about a new RN?
Go for the RN - hard to get a job as an LVN these days.

Since: Sep 10

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#18 Mar 28, 2012
to bad wrote:
<quoted text> Go for city manager, i see it is in the range of 200k.
LOL...good sense of humor!

Since: Sep 10

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#19 Mar 28, 2012
TMI wrote:
Whew. I didn't know Paris had any more of that than any other area. Is there statistical data to support that?
I have never known anyone to admit to that, but if evidence based medicine says it helps anything, who am I to say....
It might be coming up in the Obama care packet.
Lots of bad stuff coming up in the nobamacare packet. Just listen to Nancy Pelosi.
Just me

Paris, TX

#20 Mar 28, 2012
It looks to me like there are more jobs out there for LVN's. They are cheaper.

Be careful about the expertise as well. Overqualifications in this job market can sometimes limit your abilities to get jobs if you get tired of one area.

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