Demand for LPN in Chicago?

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    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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    r u in chicago area?
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    yes im in the chicago area.
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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??
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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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    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.


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