Demand for LPN in Chicago?

  1. 0 I'm considering going for the LPN before I go for the BSN & I am wondering are they in as much demand as nurses? How much is the pay?
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    From 'Country club hills il'; 27 Years Old; Joined Nov '12; Posts: 20; Likes: 1.

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  3. Visit  misschina profile page
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    r u in chicago area?
  4. Visit  MsKim profile page
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    yes im in the chicago area.
  5. Visit  misschina profile page
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    im finishing up my lpn schooling here in cali .. but im thinking of moving to Chicago after graduating .... and im also searching for info on how the job market is for lpns in chicago ... i dont wanna move there if theres no jobs u know .... do u have any info on that?
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    Thats what I'm trying to find out lol. What you could do is google " lpn jobs in Chicago". I've tried that. I'll try again and let you know what I come up with.
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    Quote from MsKim
    I'm considering going for the LPN before I go for the BSN & I am wondering are they in as much demand as nurses? How much is the pay?
    Uh, LPNs *are* nurses. Did you mean are they in as much demand as registered nurses?That being said, I have never had trouble securing a well paying gig in Chicago (and the north shore area) as a LPN. I do not choose to work in a long term care facility myself, but that is an option, of course. Also, there is a need for nurses to ride the school bus with children with medical needs and to care for them through the school day. That employment is almost always secured through an agency.
    Last edit by platinum_garb on Dec 7, '12 : Reason: typo
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    Quote from platinum_garb
    Uh, LPNs *are* nurses. Did you mean are they in as much demand as registered nurses?That being said, I have never had trouble securing a well paying gig in Chicago (and the north shore area) as a LPN. I do not choose to work in a long term care facility myself, but that is an option, of course. Also, there is a need for nurses to ride the school bus with children with medical needs and to care for them through the school day. That employment is almost always secured through an agency.
    Sorry didn't mean to offend. I noticed my mistake I think after I hit post but didn't know how to fix it.
    But thankyou

    @ misschina sorry for the late reply. I haven't found much on lpn jobs. It's a few. I did find out the that I could get an ASN in 2 years rather than going for an lpn for 15months. So I'm most likely going to go that route.
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    Quote from platinum_garb
    Uh, LPNs *are* nurses. Did you mean are they in as much demand as registered nurses?That being said, I have never had trouble securing a well paying gig in Chicago (and the north shore area) as a LPN. I do not choose to work in a long term care facility myself, but that is an option, of course. Also, there is a need for nurses to ride the school bus with children with medical needs and to care for them through the school day. That employment is almost always secured through an agency.


    SOo ... im almost positive that ill be moving to chicago next yr .... as a new grad lpn ... do u have any idea how much salary i cud start off with? and is it sufficient to make a living off that??
  10. Visit  jessica72 profile page
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    I am an LPN in Chicago and there are plenty of jobs but mostly in Long term care they are paying between $21-$26 depending on experience the work load is heavy but for me fulfilling I work with Alzheimer's dementia patients and I love it but LPNS also work in home health and in some hospitals/specialty clinics
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  11. Visit  missivywilliams profile page
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    What school did you graduate from? I want to start my career as an LPN but in Chicago I am having trouble finding a school. I am also skeptical because none of the LPN programs are accredited by the NLN here accept for CPS (Chicago Public Schools) and I'm 30 so too late for that move. Do you have any recommendations? I want to be able to advance my degree in nursing and bridge to an RN program if I can.
  12. Visit  cocobrotha profile page
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    Nursing has job opportunities for technical, professional and administrative roles for all new graduates. Each job opportunity will inform the individual applicant what quality of education is required for the position they are applying.

    Programs that are only approved by the state board of nursing aids and assists with meeting the demands of the nursing shortage. These programs also get students back to the workforce faster. Returning students to work promotes economic development, positively impacts family dynamics, and enhances the state of individual communities.

    Approved schools or schools that only meet minimum requirements are just as valuable if not more as accredited schools. Traditional accredited schools are not meeting the demands of the growing population of individuals needing healthcare. People are living longer through the advancement of new technology and pharmaceutical drug therapies.

    Even after obtaining a practical nursing license some students go to approved schools to become registered nurses. Some registered nursing programs are not accredited and they grant degrees. These students individuals classes may not transfer to other colleges or universities. Despite not transfer of individual courses obtaining a license through examination may offer some advance placement.

    Accreditation is important for two reasons at the Registered Nurse level. Reason one is earning college credit for individual classes taken to transfer to other schools. The second is earning acceptance to test for national nursing certifications after being licensed.

    All practical nursing programs don't need to be accredited, they only need to be approved by the state board of nursing. Practical nursing students are earning a diploma not a degree. As a practical nursing student your goal is not to attend the school with the best accreditation.
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  13. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    Hospitals in Chicago have pretty much eliminated LPN on the inpatient side.

    i think Mt Sinai still does, but that's the only one I know.

    If if you want to work inpatient, Chicago is increasingly a BSN world.


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