"Easy" LPN jobs - page 5

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   remrimsgems
    Howdy!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  2. by   HeartJulz
    There are NO easy nursing jobs. There are some that are lower stress ... go for a private dr. office... but in all honesty, as an LVN you will not really find anything easy... but if you get your RN then you can do a TOn of somewhat lower stress jobs such as ---- advice nurse, school nurse, even travel abroad on cruise ships and be the RN... the jobs are endless ... good luck
  3. by   jill48
    Quote from HeartJulz
    There are NO easy nursing jobs. There are some that are lower stress ... go for a private dr. office... but in all honesty, as an LVN you will not really find anything easy... but if you get your RN then you can do a TOn of somewhat lower stress jobs such as ---- advice nurse, school nurse, even travel abroad on cruise ships and be the RN... the jobs are endless ... good luck
    Can't an LPN do all of these things also?
  4. by   Fiona59
    In my area, pretty much yes to all. Don't the dialysis cruises employ PNs as well?
  5. by   catslave
    Hate the stench too. I carry a little bottle of peppermint oil and dab it under my nose.
    "Easy No stink" LPN jobs - doctor's office - boring - poor pay. Private duty - could stink - depending - Pay pretty good - generally no benefits. Assisted living around here about $4.00 less per hour.
    I work in LTC, never thought I'd like it. Love the fast pace, hate the politics, love the pay. Two out of three isn't bad.
  6. by   Brownms46
    I have worked as an LPN for almost 30 years, and I finally found the perfect job for me. I am employed as a Enterprise Application Analyst for a major hospital system, working Mon - Fri, with one week of call every 6-7 weeks. I have a flexible schedule, all holidays off, and I am salaried. I bring home more money that I did working as a Traveler for over 12years.

    I have great benefits, plus for the first time in many years, I have paid time off! I just wish I had found this position a long time ago! My current employer is paying for me to obtain certification, which will lead to a promotion and a jump in salary.

    I too was tired of the smells, and a whole lot of other stuff too! Before I took this position, I was offered a position as a review board expediter, working for one of the largest research organizations in the country. There is so many opportunities for LPNs out there. You just have to keep your eyes open, and be ready when the opportunity comes knocking. Good Luck!
  7. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from Brownms46
    I have worked as an LPN for almost 30 years, and I finally found the perfect job for me. I am employed as a Enterprise Application Analyst for a major hospital system, working Mon - Fri, with one week of call every 6-7 weeks. I have a flexible schedule, all holidays off, and I am salaried. I bring home more money that I did working as a Traveler for over 12years.

    I have great benefits, plus for the first time in many years, I have paid time off! I just wish I had found this position a long time ago! My current employer is paying for me to obtain certification, which will lead to a promotion and a jump in salary.

    I too was tired of the smells, and a whole lot of other stuff too! Before I took this position, I was offered a position as a review board expediter, working for one of the largest research organizations in the country. There is so many opportunities for LPNs out there. You just have to keep your eyes open, and be ready when the opportunity comes knocking. Good Luck!
    I am in total agreement with your statement that there are plenty of opportunities for LPNs (depending on your geographical location). One of the many pet peeves I have is that people assume that LPNs are limited in opportunities because I have not found this to be true. I got my license in June 2006, and even though I lack experience, I can honestly say that I have not lacked in opportunities. I work in a hospital clinic full time, am a vaccination nurse and home care nurse. I am taking continuing education classes to increase my knowledge and skills and I know that it will lead to many things for me. Constant preparation by obtaining CEUs is the way to go for me. Thanks for sharing this. We need to let people know.

    One of the things I hated about school was that the professors would constantly say "When you guys become RNs..." as if even though they are teaching an LPN course, that they really didn't emphasize what opportunities were available for LICENSED PRACTICAL NURSES. Not everyone who wishes to become an RN becomes one, sorry to say, and there are others that are not interested. We should encourage people to further our education, yes, but we should also encourage people by letting them know what opportunities and advantages are available within their current license.
  8. by   ex1140
    Quote from TheCommuter
    I know people who do prison nursing and state it is an easy, well-paying position; however, they all state that every prison and jailhouse they've ever visited has had a foul stench.
    Working in a prison is not easy. I work for a prison and it can be very difficult as well as demanding. When there is an emergency I go out to pick the person up...many times it's just me and an officer, and I don't know what has happened because they don't always tell us. I work in the infirmary so many of my patients are acute or subacute, I dressing changes, IVs, close observation...and we have diabetic and med passes that take place at 6 am. I am not suggesting that all prisons are like this...but I just didn't want you to think that it will always be a piece of cake. In fact, I had less to do when I worked 11-7 in a LTC/Rehab...and yes the smell can be alarming. And remember you will be working with inmates.
  9. by   BigB
    Quote from ex1140
    Working in a prison is not easy. I work for a prison and it can be very difficult as well as demanding. When there is an emergency I go out to pick the person up...many times it's just me and an officer, and I don't know what has happened because they don't always tell us. I work in the infirmary so many of my patients are acute or subacute, I dressing changes, IVs, close observation...and we have diabetic and med passes that take place at 6 am. I am not suggesting that all prisons are like this...but I just didn't want you to think that it will always be a piece of cake. In fact, I had less to do when I worked 11-7 in a LTC/Rehab...and yes the smell can be alarming. And remember you will be working with inmates.
    Yep. Only our "med lines" started at 5:20 AM. And I loved carried the 250lb overweight inmates down 4 tiers in a gurney after they go "man down." Very easy job !!
  10. by   Loren2307
    I am a new grad and I did no clinicals in a LTC setting, they were all in a hospital settings. After I left KY( where I went to school) I moved to IN. LTC is where most LPN's get jobs and having no experiance in LTC really did me in. I lasted 3 weeks at my first job in LTC, I jusst now started a different job that I really like. Hang in there!! I know I am trying to as well!!
  11. by   lpndana
    [QUOTE=badaziwant2b;2034513]Well today was my first real chance working the doctors line in my prison.

    My doc was on fire, he saw over 35 patients in a 8 hour period.


    I am a pediatric nurse and in our practice my doctor sees 24 patients between
    8:30am and 12:30pm - if we're not double booked that is :-) Prison sounds relaxing to me

    I have a friend who proudly watches TV all day at her job, and she works in an assisted living facility.
    Not very fulfilling to me, but I guess it depends on what you're looking for.
  12. by   HeartJulz
    I did my clinicals in a SNF/LTC and man oh man was it a lot of work ... I was there every Sat & Sun 12 hours for 10mths. I might want to apply there after NCLEX is over because I was so used to the routine and the director of staff was awesome. The nurses there were good, too and I was amazed how friendly everyone was... it was def. one of the best places I have ever "worked" at as far as the facility, boss and co workers. Plus the facility was super clean and you never smelled the "bad aroma' some can give off... def. a nice experience. I have worked for 3 other places two solo drs and also a group dr office... so many exp. some Id like to forget... so Im hoping once I get my license I keep having positive experiences...
  13. by   Blackcat99
    I have a friend who proudly watches TV all day at her job, and she works in an assisted living facility.
    Not very fulfilling to me, but I guess it depends on what you're looking for.[/quote]

    Wow!!!!I'm jealous. Your friend must work in a very small assisted living facility to be able to watch TV. I work in a very large one and I run my legs off every single day.

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