How Much Money Does a Nurse Make?

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The amount of money that nurses make depends on what type of nurse they are, with LPNs making between $7 and $22 an hour and registered nurses making between $24 and $33 an hour. Find out how further education can increase a nurse's pay grade with help from a licensed RN in this free video on nursing jobs and health care.

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Hi, my name's Kayti Brosnan. I'm a nurse here in Austin, Texas, and I'm going to tell you how much money a nurse makes. This is going to depend on the type of nurse you are. There's a variety of nurses, and there's a...there's a variety of levels according to specialty. So for an LVN or an LPN, which is licensed practical nurse or a licensed vocational nurse, they make between seven and 22 dollars an hour. For a registered nurse, they make between 24 and 33 dollars an hour. For a nurse practitioner, which you have to go for more schooling, they make between 75 and 85,000 dollars a year. For a certified nurse anesthetist, they make between 109 and 140,000 dollars a year. For a nurse manager within a hospital setting, they make between 69 and 90,000 dollars a year. For a home health care nurse, they make between 22 and 34 dollars an hour. And for a school nurse, they're making between 31 and 59,000 dollars a year. So you can see that it varies according to where you're working, how long you've been working, and how much further education that you have past your BSN or your ADN. So that's the average cost of what a nurse makes in the United States.

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