Hospital LPN's, what states are you working in?

  1. Here in NJ, no one wants to hire us! Looking to make a move soon, want to know where you are working.

    Thanks
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  3. by   jamangel
    Georgia. VA Hospital,University Hospital, and Doctor's Hospital
  4. by   Dabuggy
    Last month Detroit hired a few LPN's. Metro Detroit not hiring. Roscommon,Gaylord, Grayling is not hiring LPN's either. They do have some on staff but they have years in with the hospitals. Rumor at my school is that the LPN program will start to be a 2 yr program from One year and that if you go on to the RN program it will be an additional 2 yrs. They say this will make the hospitals hire LPN's again.

    Dabuggy in Michigan
  5. by   AntFlip7395
    I work at Kettering Medical Center in Kettering, OH. This hospital hires only a few LPN's though. I think the powers-that-be are trying to phase them out except for in a few areas. I believe that Premier Health Partners (Miami Valley Hospital, Good Samaritan, and Middletown Regional) does hire LPN's, but I have also heard from a couple that they aren't treated with respect.

    I like working in the hospital, but since Ohio's nurse practice act is very restrictive, it's a pain in the butt. Fortunately for me, this will no longer be an issue in about 8 months because I should have my RN license by then!:spin:
  6. by   jimthorp
    Quote from meanbird
    Here in NJ, no one wants to hire us! Looking to make a move soon, want to know where you are working.

    Thanks
    IMHO LPN's are underutilized by hospitals. I know some LPN's that are every bit as clinically proficient as RN's.

    Not too many LPN's are hired as LPNS here either.
  7. by   TheCommuter
    I live in Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas.

    John Peter Smith Hospital hires LVNs, albeit at the horrible pay rate of $12.50 hourly. Medical Center of Arlington hires LVNs at the rate of $13.00 hourly. Kindred Hospital hires LVNs at decent pay rates, but the nurses are expected to perform full care on the patients.

    The extended care facilities in this area, however, pay LVNs between $18 and $22 hourly.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    If you're looking at the Los Angeles area, Kaiser Hospital hires a few LVNs at the rate of $17 hourly. Community Memorial Hospital in Ventura, California, hires a few LVNs per year. Ventura is a charming city by the beach.

    Olive View Medical Center in Sylmar, California, hires LVNs at the base rate of $2,600 monthly.
  9. by   nevaeh79
    Quote from meanbird
    Here in NJ, no one wants to hire us! Looking to make a move soon, want to know where you are working.

    Thanks
    I LIVE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS IMA NEW GRAD LPN AND I WORK AT KINDRED HOSPITAL, MAKING $32/HR.:spin: :spin: :spin:
  10. by   MsLady06
    Quote from nevaeh79
    I LIVE IN CHICAGO ILLINOIS IMA NEW GRAD LPN AND I WORK AT KINDRED HOSPITAL, MAKING $32/HR.:spin: :spin: :spin:
    Are you poole?
  11. by   traumaRUs
    Kindred Hospitals have a poor overall reputation. They are basically long-term hospitals for folks on vents. They meet the criteria for Medicaid but their staffing is horrid. I am sure she earns her $32/hour and more.
  12. by   pagandeva2000
    Quote from meanbird
    Here in NJ, no one wants to hire us! Looking to make a move soon, want to know where you are working.

    Thanks

    New York City, Health and Hospital Corporation...a city job.
  13. by   nevaeh79
    Quote from MsLady06
    Are you poole?
    WHAT???
  14. by   joyrck9
    Hi there, I live and work in the Bronx, NY at Montefiore Medical Center. the pays pretty good, when I started it was $21 an hour, and it goes up every year from there. I enjoy where I work for the most part, but there are quite a few people who tend to think your not a nurse because you don't have your RN, unfortunatly I guess there's always a few of those sad people no matter where you go

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