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amber

Jacksonville, AR

#1 Feb 27, 2012
Looking at doing the CNA program....To see if I like nursing. I was just wondering does anyone know how much they make in the Searcy area? Other than the hospital what other places can a CNA work and what do they pay?~Thanks
CNA

Mount Pleasant, AR

#2 Feb 27, 2012
It depends on what shift you work there in searcy between $8.50-9.00 if you just get your CNA, but you also need to make sure this is what you want to do or you wont like it, dont take it just for the pay go into the profession because you love helping ppl, you will have to have a soft hand , calm voice and a god listener, they residents are there because they need help, at time you want to pull your hair out, and you can not let them see that.
CNA

Mount Pleasant, AR

#3 Feb 27, 2012
that should be good

“randomemail04198 8@yahoo.com”

Since: Feb 12

Little Rock

#4 Feb 27, 2012
Not enough
amber

Jacksonville, AR

#5 Feb 27, 2012
What about the home health cna's...what is that like and the pay?

“randomemail04198 8@yahoo.com”

Since: Feb 12

Little Rock

#6 Feb 27, 2012
Not enough. I think nasty ass searcy healthcare pay the most for cna's.
guest

North Little Rock, AR

#7 Feb 27, 2012
15 cinderbloacks a hour
Server

Greenbrier, AR

#8 Feb 27, 2012
amber wrote:
Looking at doing the CNA program....To see if I like nursing. I was just wondering does anyone know how much they make in the Searcy area? Other than the hospital what other places can a CNA work and what do they pay?~Thanks
A good waitress makes more, with generous tips from Harding students.
amber

Fort Worth, TX

#9 Feb 27, 2012
How about how much do they pay at a childcare center??
just me

North Little Rock, AR

#10 Feb 28, 2012
Everywhere is going to have a different rate, homecare is around 8.50 per hour to start, you can typically get more ( or pay increases quicker) at nursing homes becasue they have big turn overs. If you truly are wanting to do CNA work ( it is a job of passion, you need to WANT to do it not just do it because it pays the bills) remember that in a nursing home you will have a whole hall to care for, in home care will be one, two or three people in there personal homes a day.

at a childcare center you will probablly start out at minimum wage and a CNA will not really benefit you there becasue in CNA classes you are dealing with elderly and disabled not children.
Lindsey

Newport, AR

#11 May 31, 2012
How much could you make at Searcy healthcare center as a cna who's been certified for a year? Im moving and need a job in that area but i don't know where i should try first. Any recommendations?
Anonymous

Searcy, AR

#12 May 31, 2012
Sign on to white co hospital a tech and you can start iv and much more than a CNA. Also you get paid more, white co will give you up to 5000.00 for nursing school if you agree to work for 2 years.
Lindsey

Newport, AR

#13 Jun 1, 2012
id rather work in a nursing home than hospial and i dont want to go into nursing. I enjoy being a cna and i figure ill probably keep doing that until i get done with college. what could i make at searcy health care center or other nursing homes in that area?
MeatPacker

Vilonia, AR

#14 Jun 1, 2012
Forget it, go to Land O'Frost.
Lindsey

Newport, AR

#15 Jun 1, 2012
there are no openings there. I like working as a cna anyways. How much can you make at Land O' Frost?
An RN

Euless, TX

#16 Jun 1, 2012
amber wrote:
Looking at doing the CNA program....To see if I like nursing. I was just wondering does anyone know how much they make in the Searcy area? Other than the hospital what other places can a CNA work and what do they pay?~Thanks
becoming a CNA will NOT help you see if you like nursing because they dont do nursing stuff. And they only make minimum wage maybe a like more depending on where you go.
Lindsey

Newport, AR

#17 Jun 1, 2012
how much do Searcy healthcare center CNA's make an hour?
Lindsey

Newport, AR

#18 Jun 1, 2012
i dont want to be a nurse anyways so it doesnt matter. I'm going to college and just need to pay my bills. Where ever pays most in searcy.
paper

Euless, TX

#19 Jun 1, 2012
16,000-18,000 a year. If you work nights you will make more money. Good luck.
Anonymous

Jacksonville, AR

#20 Jun 1, 2012
1. I think when I was an aide it was 8-10 an hour. I was a student nurse tech at the VA hospital and made 13-14 base pay, 16-17 if I worked weekends or second shift (you have to be in nursing school to be a tech at most places just FYI)

2. I know the hospital is fast paced but gives you a look at how everything in health care works. You see nurses, docs, etc. and it DOES give you an idea of what nursing is like. It did me anyway. No you don't pass meds or poke people. But in all actuality aide work is a nurses work also. Nurses do everything aides do but NOT vice versa. As a RN I changed briefs, help with baths, help feed patients, etc. it is the NURSES responsibility patients are cared for. If they are not it is a nurses license on the line even if it is 'aide work'

3. There are a couple of different types of home aide work. Some aides see 6-8 patients a day (usually) and just help give them a bath, dress, etc. some aides spend long shifts in a single patient home and take care of everything (bath, changing, feeding, etc).

I can't comment on nursing homes cause that just isn't my thing. But I'm so thankful for those who do it happily!

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