Best and Worst places for LPN opportunities - page 3

After I pass my nclex i was thinking of relocating to a new place. I was wondering which states i should look into for good LPN opportunities and which states are NOT so great for LPN's... i wanna... Read More

  1. Visit  1pinknurse profile page
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    California is overwhelmed with nurses looking for work. If you do come down this way, I would stay in LA. There are many unemployed nurses looking for work & it's hard for everyone. You can look at the many posts here about California.
  2. Visit  gaius profile page
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    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?


    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin
  3. Visit  Adri :) profile page
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    Quote from gaius
    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?

    [*]Arizona[*]Arkansas[*]Colorado[*]Delaware[*]Idaho[*]Iowa[*]Kentucky[*]Maine[*]Maryland[*]Mississippi[*]Missouri[*]Nebraska[*]New Hampshire[*]New Mexico[*]North Carolina[*]North Dakota[*]Rhode Island[*]South Carolina[*]South Dakota[*]Tennessee[*]Texas[*]Utah[*]Virginia[*]Wisconsin
    I'm an LVN in Texas going on 6 yrs. I am currently in an LVN to RN transition program but I've never had a problem getting a job in Texas as an LVN. The pay is decent too.
  4. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    You'll still need to obtain a permanent license in the state where you plan to live, regardless of whether you currently hold a compact license.

    People fail to realize that a compact license works exactly like a driver's license. For example, assume you are from Wisconsin, but have just moved to Texas. You can legally drive in Texas under your Wisconsin driver's license for 30 days. After this 30 days elapses, you will need to obtain a Texas license to legally drive in Texas.

    The compact nursing license works in the same manner: you can legally practice nursing in TX under your Wisconsin compact nursing license for 30 days. After 30 days, you will need a TX nursing license to continue to practice in TX legally.
    Quote from gaius
    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?


    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin
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  5. Visit  Aliciab23 profile page
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    I live in Indianapolis Indiana and the start off rate here is $17.00hr being the lowest to $21hr being the highest most people start off at or around $19 to $20 an hour
  6. Visit  Sandy834 profile page
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    I work in Wisconsin. I have never had a problem getting a job. I started in a couple small hospitals back in the 80s and do home care now. Wisconsin has Independent nurses, which I am because it allows me control over my life and schedule. I am writing this while my vent dependent patient sleeps in the next room and his very pleasant family are sleeping also. The only real stress on this job is staying awake for 4 1/2 hours at a time when he doesn't need anything.
  7. Visit  oklamedic2011 profile page
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    I live in Oklahoma, and I see so many jobs for LPN's in every clinical setting...we have at least 3-5 people a week coming into our school to headhunt nursing students for all types of positions. if you are willing to move, id recommend taking a look
  8. Visit  nurse_ Bilbo profile page
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    Hello. Nevada has a lot of opportunities, I presently reside in Vegas 20.50/hr. Extra dollar for IV cert. Good luck!!
  9. Visit  1pinknurse profile page
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    P.S....let me just add that LTC work is paid work & shouldn't be frowned upon. Many, if not most of us have worked in LTC to get our feet wet and many stayed because they enjoyed the atmosphere. You will actually learn many things from working at a LTC and time management being one of the major things learned. My advice is, if you are "desperately" looking for work and need to work, I would take what I could get as long as the atmosphere didn't put me or residents in danger. After all you would get valuable experience, get paid and possibly enjoy your new place of employment. Good luck!!!
  10. Visit  heatherw3128 profile page
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    I live in FL and there are a lot of openings, especially in LTC and home health. The pay isn't great, but it's better than nothing. I started out in LTC making 17.50 working 3rd shift, now I work in a psychiatric hospital and make 18.15 2nd shift with weekends off!
  11. Visit  Pandapack profile page
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    I'd like to hear if the Seattle, WA market (and surrounding area) is still dried up for 2014. I don't mind what area of nursing it is in. I plan on moving there in 2015. I saw a post on it back in 2012. Thanks!
  12. Visit  nursefromcali profile page
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    I'm from Cali, I passed my boards last June 2013, after my license number came out in the web site I start looking for a job. My 1st job was Sept. 2013and landed on County Department of Public Health under Jail Medical Services as Staff Nurse. Then by January 2014 I applied in a hospital and got hired as Lead Clinical Nurse. I tried to double job before but I ended up quiting to my county job. It just depends where the opportunities is. I mean you have to love your job and make the best of it.
  13. Visit  Nienna Celebrindal profile page
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    I have worked in FL and Cali. I had a larger scope of practice and a FAR easier time getting good jobs in FL. But I made more money in CA (even with the increased cost of living), however I know I was extremely lucky to get those jobs. Also there are more lpn to rn programs in FL.

    I don't know that they are great places to go but I thought I would share my experience.
    Antonique and nursefromcali like this.

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