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Old 03-02-2012, 04:25 PM
 
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Can a RN have the potential to make an upper middle class income?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:32 PM
 
Location: San Antonio/Houston
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RN can make $100K+ if working as Nurse Practitioner or as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Will that make her upper middle class? Depends where she/he works ( region of the US )
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:39 PM
 
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yes they make little less than lvn but make up to bout 2,000 month or 1,700 i think
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:41 PM
 
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RN can make $100K+ if working as Nurse Practitioner or as Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist (CRNA).
Will that make her upper middle class? Depends where she/he works ( region of the US )
What if you're just a regular BSN/ADN floor nurse?
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:48 PM
 
Location: Las Flores, Orange County, CA
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Can a RN have the potential to make an upper middle class income?

What is a middle class income?

How much can RNs make?

If the amount RNs make is equal to or larger than middle class income, then yes.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:27 PM
 
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yes they make little less than lvn but make up to bout 2,000 month or 1,700 i think
Where is 2000 a month middle class.
Let's do math:

$2000 x 12= $24,000.= poor as hell

I made that much as a Cna.

I make about $97,000 a year in Jersey BUT I work 2 full time jobs and lots of overtime.
I average between 44 and 64 hours a week. I'm a regular floor Adn.

The sad thing is,that's smack dab in the middle class for NJ.
California,Ny pay about 40 an hour but its expensive to live there.
Nc paid so poorly,about 20 an hour.

In AL they get paid $18 an hour.

Doesn't matter in the scheme of things. My wages have dropped $3 since 2008.
Plus,some places have got rid of me and gotten new grads because I cost too much.
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Old 03-02-2012, 09:32 PM
 
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Poor wages. They are middle class and that is with overtime. I doubt ever being able to reach anything better. And thy are losing ground on the pay scale.

I know you did not ask but I have to make a comment since I used to be in health care .. Icu Resp ther. (dear god! thank you for delivering me from h... ).

Nurses work very very hard. Shift work, everyone is pushed to the point of dangerous workloads. Because everyone is stressed, exhausted and miserable, it makes for miserable work conditions. It's physical exhausting work. Some patients are nice even being sick. Some patients are abusive. I've been spit at, swung at, things get thrown at you all while trying to help the patient.

Can't have a normal life. Although nurses do care and push themselves because they truly want to do a good job, very few are happy. Weekends, holidays away from friends and family. Hard on marriage. Low pay especially considering the responsibly. Oh and there is mandatory overtime at some places. If you are considering nursing think long and hard. Better option start a business instead. It's also stressful and long hours but you can actually have a better life ( more control) . On the other side, thank god for nurses.

Jersey gal is right, no security, there is always the new grad, less pay to new grads.

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Old 03-02-2012, 09:41 PM
 
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Where is 2000 a month middle class.
Let's do math:

$2000 x 12= $24,000.= poor as hell

I made that much as a Cna.

I make about $97,000 a year in Jersey BUT I work 2 full time jobs and lots of overtime.
I average between 44 and 64 hours a week. I'm a regular floor Adn.

The sad thing is,that's smack dab in the middle class for NJ.
California,Ny pay about 40 an hour but its expensive to live there.
Nc paid so poorly,about 20 an hour.

In AL they get paid $18 an hour.

Doesn't matter in the scheme of things. My wages have dropped $3 since 2008.
Plus,some places have got rid of me and gotten new grads because I cost too much.
don't RNs get a raise? I hope they wont be making the same wage for their entire career
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Old 03-02-2012, 10:08 PM
 
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Maybe if you eat, breath, sleep nursing they may deam you deserving of a 1, 2, percent raise ( every 2 years) and if you jump every time they call you in on your day off you may be worthy of 3 percent but I've seen where hard working excellent, jump every time they call nurses had that reduced for the most minor of reasons.

Nursing pay is NOT keeping up.

If you want a life, think looooog and hard.
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Old 03-02-2012, 11:28 PM
 
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Poor wages. They are middle class and that is with overtime. I doubt ever being able to reach anything better. And thy are losing ground on the pay scale.
Not true at all....

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