Thread: Nursing Pay
June 4th 2010, 12:09 PM #1
After working in the healthcare field, I have come to realize that my pay of under $10/hr seems almost offensive considering I help take care of residents/patients. If I make a mistake, I could easily cause an infection leading to anything from illness to death. I am a certified nursing assistant. Anyone work in this field, too? I often tell my bosses that the neighborhood Burger king pays higher wages and they are paid to make you fat.
June 5th 2010, 12:51 AM #2
Re: Nursing Pay
It is outrageously low; the wage that CNAs and other such assisiting med. techs typically make. My wife worked as one before she became a nurse. It's hard work. It can be "dirty" work, so to speak. It's important work...that must be done carefully and conscientiously.
I'm with you; $ 10 an hour, if in a hospital, is surely underpayment. And just about any nursing home I can imagine could afford, without hardship to the bottom line, to pay CNAs more than $ 10/hr., and so they ought to. Why ?
It's because patients and residents of these healthcaring facilties are most often attended ongoingly and routinely by the MTs (more than the supervising nurses). They really depend on them alot.
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