Are they being phased out?

  1. Hi. I am a LPN student. I have a question. Are most LPN's being phased out? Was it hard for you to find a job? Have you heard of this in your work place? A lot of people are telling me this, and I don't know if this is true.
    Please answer back with any information you have.
    Also, how hard was it in the nursing classes you have taken?
    Thanks
    Last edit by EricJRN on Dec 20, '07 : Reason: Terms of Service/email
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  3. by   EricJRN
    Welcome to the site. I moved your post to its own thread so that you get more responses. I think you will find reassuring information here.
  4. by   teresadkinslpn2rn
    Babygirl at one time they did phase out the LPN's from the hospitals around here (KY), but they are bringing them back because they see that the RN's cannot do patient care and paperwork by themselves as well. Hope that makes you feel better.
  5. by   TheCommuter
    I live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas. There's plenty of LVN/LPN jobs around here. I only have 2 years of experience, but I can usually pick and choose where I work. One time I sent 9 resumes, and received 5 callbacks within that same week.

    Some parts of the country are phasing LPNs out of the hospital setting, but there are plenty of positions in nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, hospice, psychiatric hospitals, prisons, jails, clinics, and other healthcare settings.
  6. by   pagandeva2000
    Haven't had any problems, yet. Good luck in school!
  7. by   jean333
    What I learned during my job search in NY state was this...Many hospitals here do hire LPN'S but there are not as many openings. There are plenty of jobs for nursing homes, skilled nursing facilities, home health agencies, and there are MANY adds for doctors offices(cardio, family practice, peds, OB-GYN ect.). I like my hours at the doctors office, I have no weekends, and no holidays. There are some early evening hours but thats okay by me.


    Jean
  8. by   Jules A
    They've been saying that for 20 years and with the nursing shortage I don't put any stock in it. Good luck with school!
  9. by   Blackcat99
    I graduated from LPN school in the 1970's. I was told at that time that LPN's were being phased out. I haven't had any problems finding a job.
  10. by   MzMouse
    That has been the rumor forever and it has not come to pass. Good luck! :spin:
  11. by   lisamc1RN
    I live in northern Ohio and there are jobs everywhere. In fact, another LPN school just opened this year. I have not had a problem finding a job.
  12. by   agldragonRN
    Quote from babygirl87
    hi. i am a lpn student. i have a question. are most lpn's being phased out? was it hard for you to find a job? have you heard of this in your work place? a lot of people are telling me this, and i don't know if this is true.
    please answer back with any information you have.
    also, how hard was it in the nursing classes you have taken?
    thanks
    plenty of jobs here in new jersey. my friend from last semester said she is making 24-25 per hour (ltc) now. the classes gets harder and harder. so you better be serious from the beginning 'till the end.

    good luck,
    angel
  13. by   babygirl87
    thanks. i think i will be okay. my family and friends want me to go for it and just be an rn. i plan on doing so in the future, i will take the rn challenge. does anyone know what that is like? i heard it is much easier after becoming an lpn.
  14. by   peridotgirl
    hello babaygirl87. All I can say is the LPN are being phased out in hospitals. I live in Florida and sadly, that is the case. However, as an LPN you can find other jobs at LTC facilities includiong nursing homes, sklilled nursing facilties, private practices, and home health care. As for LPN classes being hard, of course it's difficult and stressful at times. Every nursing class comes with that price. However, if you really want to be a nurse, then you will go through whatever you have to go through to make it to the top. Remember, it all depends on where you want to go in Nursing. Do you want to stay an LPN and advance futher to become an RN? I hope this helps and I know that you will make the right choice in the end. hang in there.

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