I am a new LPN as of Dec 2009. I applied before I took my NCLEX to a assisted living facility and they called me back about 3 weeks ago to see if I had gotten a license. I am in training for 2 more days. It only pays 16.00 hour but I am sticking with it as long as I can because I hear there aren't many jobs out there for LPN's right now. I am in NE Ohio. I am responsible for 73 residents: pouring meds, med pass, charting and assessing falls, bandaging wounds, calling Drs, filling orders, admissions, Blood Sugars and insulin, speaking with POA's, etc etc. 6 aids. I practically ran all night to keep up last night-supposed to leave by 11 (second shift-no differential) stayed till 1 am. It is really hard and not what I thought nursing would be like. I mainly pass meds and no time for getting to know the residents ( I work on the dementia side). I realize you have to pay your dues, but I don't like putting my license on the line. I continue to apply elsewhere, and use the time I have here for experience. Good luck in your job search eveyone!!