LPN jobs/salary Broward County?

  1. My ultimate goal is to be a RN but with the waitlist for schools being so long I'm seriously considering going to atech. school to become a LPN fist. Anyone in Broward know how the job market and starting salary is for new graduate LPN's? Thanks
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  3. by   Nashima
    The only Broward county I know is in Florida. Perhaps you should post in the Florida forum? There's plenty of salary information there as well.

    Good luck.
  4. by   lpnshortygurl
    I worked in Palm beach county for a while and I would guess they are about the same so... I know that most hospitals pay a newly licensced LPN around 11-15 dollars per hour and most Nursing homes pay from 15-23 an hour. There is always the shift diff and everything else to consider. Then you can take into consideration an agency.. which i would not recommend for a new grad and they can pay upwards of 30 an hour!
    Hope that helps!
  5. by   sayitaintso
    Quote from cindy0624
    My ultimate goal is to be a RN but with the waitlist for schools being so long I'm seriously considering going to atech. school to become a LPN fist. Anyone in Broward know how the job market and starting salary is for new graduate LPN's? Thanks

    hi cindy i'm also in the same area of florida (i just moved here from ny) thinking about going the same route for the same reason so if you find out anything i would love if you could pass on any info...or anyone else on this board for that matter
  6. by   CyndieRN2007
    WOW!!! I have heard of waiting lists for RN school....never really hit untill now the reality of it. That is amazing to me. I go to school with no waiting list for the RN program. Additionally, all prospective students must have all of the RN pre reqs even to be accepted into the LPN program, just to make it easier for LPN students who want to go on to RN ..... It makes you think we need to be recruiting more nurse educators...improve their pay...something. I mean, that is the reason for the outragious[sp] RN school waiting list, right, not enought nurse educators?
  7. by   VickyRN
    Quote from student4life
    WOW!!! I have heard of waiting lists for RN school....never really hit untill now the reality of it. That is amazing to me. I go to school with no waiting list for the RN program. Additionally, all prospective students must have all of the RN pre reqs even to be accepted into the LPN program, just to make it easier for LPN students who want to go on to RN ..... It makes you think we need to be recruiting more nurse educators...improve their pay...something. I mean, that is the reason for the outragious[sp] RN school waiting list, right, not enought nurse educators?
    Yes, you are correct. The shortage of nurse educators is becoming critical in many parts of the country. The main reason for the shortage is poor pay and often very labor-intensive work schedules. It is not unusual for graduates of ADN nursing programs to make as much starting out as their instructors. Most nurse educators could make $10,00-30,000 more annually working in another practice setting. The good news is that the spotlight is on the shortage and that nurse educator salaries are beginning to rise. Also, many schools of nursing are encouraging promising students to pursue a career in nursing education and the numbers of newly graduated nurse educators (MSN-Nursing Education concentration) are increasing.
    Last edit by VickyRN on Dec 21, '05
  8. by   CyndieRN2007
    Hats off to you VickiRN and all other nursing educators. Eventually, after I'm my floor nursing career, I would love to teach....its got to be fullfilling

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