"Easy" LPN jobs - page 3

After doing my clinicals in LTC's as an LPN student (first semester) I realized that maybe I won't fit in nursing. I guess if I have to stay I have to find a job (after I graduate) that's less LTC... Read More

  1. by   laughing weasel
    I am a night shift home health care nurse. I work a t least 60 hours a week one vent peds patient. plenty of time to study. I made more than my sister made at the VA.
  2. by   nursehellokitty04
    "Easy" nursing job ha! there isnt any such thing
  3. by   Blackcat99
    In the 1980's I had an easy LPN job. I took care of a little boy who was mentally retarded and had a peg tube. I had so much fun! I would put him in his stroller and we would go down by the beach and I would window shop and look at the ocean. It was great! I use to tell his Mom, "I should be paying you for all the fun I'm having."
  4. by   jimthorp
    Is it just me or does anybody else think the OP is looking to do the bare minimum and "just get by"? I certainly would not want a nurse with this mindset.
  5. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    I didn't get that impression.
  6. by   eldragon
    Some people have weak stomachs.

    Having said that, "who enjoys the smell of feces?"

    Nobody I know of.

    Hang in there, OP. I'm with you. We shall overcome.
  7. by   bmoore1973
    i have worked in several aspects of nursing and no matter what you do, nursing is not an "easy" job! have you considered maybe you are in the wrong profession?
  8. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from jimthorp
    Is it just me or does anybody else think the OP is looking to do the bare minimum and "just get by"? I certainly would not want a nurse with this mindset.
    Not enough information to judge, but I think that this person has an interest in being an active nurse...he/she stated that they didn't mind ER/office/prison. Can also be that this may be an inquiry for a second job. The way that I run around at my clinic all day long, I'd certainly want something less demanding. Or, if this is a new nurse, and they can have a slower introduction to our field, that may not be a bad thing either. Let's give the OP the benefit of the doubt.
  9. by   eldragon
    Quote from remrimsgems
    After doing my clinicals in LTC's as an LPN student (first semester) I realized that maybe I won't fit in nursing. I guess if I have to stay I have to find a job (after I graduate) that's less LTC type. I wonder if there are ER/OR/prison jobs/doctor office jopbs for LPN's.

    Where are the "easy" jobs for LPN's? I am not scared of the fast paced ER type setting. Not scared of blood and death. I hate the constant smell of body waste and I have zero patience for it. But Other than that I can do nursing.

    Any intelligent response?
    She stated that she doesn't like body waste or the smell. She's aware that long-term-care might have more of that then she can stomach, so she's asking for a different type of LPN job.

    I would suggest a doctor's office, if they can use an LPN. Or, how about labor and delivery, postpartum? A school nurse would be excellent, but they need to have an RN. Ditto with health department nurses that give shots.
  10. by   allnurses123
    i'm almost embarassed to talk about all the great jobs i've had as an lpn. when i got out of school...many many years ago, i was hired for recovery room....i then ran an ekg department...and about two years after i was in the ekg department, the chief of medicine at our hospital asked me to come to work for him....as his hospital nurse. he was internal medicine...i got to see and learn a lot. several years later, i moved to a different state and started working in agencies...doing hospitals, private duty and some subtance abuse centers. i used to watch the staffing people and i always thought i could do that job really well. so...i asked the director of one of the agencies to give me a try in the office. i started doing it in 1985....and two years later, a private investor approached us about opening an agency for him.....i am still there 20 years later! i never worked a weekend or holiday in all my years of nursing..unless i wanted to. now that's what i call an easy career
    Last edit by allnurses123 on Feb 24, '07
  11. by   TrickieTam
    I work in assisted living during the week and ltc weekends. Assisted living is great and laid back and my pay is high but i work with staff who have little or no experience in healthcare. I am the only nurse in the evenings and i make all decisions. In ltc i can pick up the phone for house sup. or call another nurse for assistance. But I like them both equally.

    Whatever you do, do not step into a prison if you are a woman! I worked at one for 2-weeks and I felt violated everytime I stepped into the facilty. I did not have a strong enough backbone for this area where men talk to you like you are a potential sex object. Making remarks about your looks and body is not what I went into nursing for. Prison nursing is not "easy".
  12. by   sharlyb
    There are definitely jobs in nursing for LPN/LVN's that are not direct patient care. One LPN I know works at a fitness and wellness center. Another works in an MD's office. There are definitely a variety of options out there. You just need to look for them.
  13. by   nefretery
    I have had a few jobs in nursing and I would say that an A/L is the easiest followed by staff nurse. I now work as charge nuse on a 60 bed sub acute, this is hard. I love the days when a staff nurse calls out and I can just relax with only 20 pt, not all 60 plus family and doc and admin. When I worked A/L it is so simple but you do need to have the guts to make all decisions.

    my 2 cents

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