"Easy" LPN jobs

  1. 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?
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  3. by   jcinct
    I wouldn't call any nursing work easy but you can go to work in a doctor's office or prison. You can also work in a hospital depending on the State you live in.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    Is money an important factor in your decision? I am asking this question because the supposedly 'easy' LPN jobs also tend to pay the least money.
  5. by   Coloradogrl
    Because you are only in your 1st clinicals I would hold off to saying they are too easy. I have been told by about everyone that the 1st set of clinical usually are pretty basic wait till you get to see and do more before you make a decision. I have herad that working in a dr's office is a slower pace but little pay. Also it really depends on where you go for LTC by what it is going to be like
  6. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from remrimsgems
    I hate the constant smell of body waste and I have zero patience for it.
    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.
  7. by   06lpngrad
    Hang in there. I just graduated LPN school and geriatrics is always the first clinical rotation and most of my peers hated it. But...you will see and be thrown into so many different areas (OR, doctors offices, acute care clinics, psych. wards, OB, etc.) you'll find something you like. Don't give up until you've given nursing a chance. There are lots of fun and interesting areas.
  8. by   doingourbest
    A doctor's office or a clinic would be the "easiest" LPN job. I also did not want to do long term care while in nursing school, but that is the only place to make any money. Hospitals pay even less that Dr's offices.
  9. by   luv4nursing
    I consider private duty home care to be the easiest job u can do. Im going back for my RN, but most of the time Im able to study at work, watch tv, read, talk on the phone, etc, etc. You only have one patient and u basically give them meds and give them whatever other care they need, but there is only so much u can do with one patient in 12 hours. I hear hospice is similar. I also hear Assisted Living is supposed to be easy as well bc u arent even allowed to treat the patient. You give meds and assess...if something happens u send them to the hospital. This is only what Ive been told from others, cant speak for myself. But home care is great. You can even do pediatrics, which is what I do. I basicaly feel like Im babysitting a sick child and thats about it. good luck, Im sure you will find something that is a good fit. I knew LTC wasnt for me before I ever even went to LPN school.
  10. by   StocktonNurse
    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?
    Well...lucky my I have lots of family already working in hospitals and other healthcare facilities. So, after I am done with my LVN school, my mom will try to land me a job at the nearby hospital. I am pretty sure I will get right in because a friend of mine just graduated, and his mother also got him a job in the same hospital. My auntie and cousin are already letting me know that I can apply at their Kaiser hospital, and the county hospital. I would like to try the prison setting at least once. I heard the nurses get to go through firearm training. I am barely in my first week, so I guess I get to look forward to your experiences.
  11. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    having a clinical background will open the doors to a lot of fields outside of health care. if you want to work in a technical environment, (if you have technical experience) you can do that. with the growth of electronic medical records, this is a good field to look into and it pays well.


    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?
  12. by   Teacher2bCRNA
    when you all say "make money" what do you mean? i am changing careers and not looking to take a drastic paycut.
    Quote from nightnurse1107
    a doctor's office or a clinic would be the "easiest" lpn job. i also did not want to do long term care while in nursing school, but that is the only place to make any money. hospitals pay even less that dr's offices.
  13. by   luv4nursing
    Quote from teacher2crna
    when you all say "make money" what do you mean? i am changing careers and not looking to take a drastic paycut.
    well, i can tell u that i make more than my friend who is a teacher and my job is on the lower end of the pay spectrum for lpns in the area. she gets better benefits though...i work for a home health agency and they have terrible benefits, i dont even take them bc they arent even worth paying for. i figure i can hopefully hold out another year until i finish my rn.
  14. by   Marie_LPN, RN
    Hospitals pay even less that Dr's offices.
    That's an inaccurate generalized statement. Most of the time it's the doctors' offices that pay less than the hospitals.

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