LPN/LVN rate of pay in your area. - page 14

This topic has been around before, but I was looking for something more up to date. Things have fluctuated in past two years or so. I know people are always looking for salaries and most of the time... Read More

  1. by   flwannaB
    Congrats on passing the Nclex!!! It may have taken 3 times but the important thing is that you passed and living your dream. $20/hr is a great starting pay. Good luck to you and your new job.

    Quote from sbed85
    Hello all,

    Im from Southern CA. Finally recently passed my Nclex for the third time, went to look for work the next day, got 4 offers from diff places. Accepted one closer to my house, rate is $20/hr. and starting my first day today. Excited to work what I always wanted to do. Good luck to all others.
  2. by   Taxminia0311
    Quote from sbed85
    Hello all,

    Im from Southern CA. Finally recently passed my Nclex for the third time, went to look for work the next day, got 4 offers from diff places. Accepted one closer to my house, rate is $20/hr. and starting my first day today. Excited to work what I always wanted to do. Good luck to all others.
    Why did it take you 3 time to take the test you should have passed it the first time...
  3. by   flwannaB
    taxminia0311: Here is a quote from the Occupational Outlook of what type of personality is required to be an LPN. "LPNs should have a caring, sympathetic nature. They should be emotionally stable, because work with the sick and injured can be stressful. They also should have keen observational, decisionmaking, and communication skills." According to some of your replies on the posts, you fall a little short in the sympathetic and caring area. I'm afraid that if you do not use a little more tact and maturity when responding to patients and your peers, your career could be short lived. Just a subjective observation.
    Quote from taxminia0311
    Why did it take you 3 time to take the test you should have passed it the first time...
  4. by   Taxminia0311
    Quote from flwannaB
    taxminia0311: Here is a quote from the Occupational Outlook of what type of personality is required to be an LPN. "LPNs should have a caring, sympathetic nature. They should be emotionally stable, because work with the sick and injured can be stressful. They also should have keen observational, decisionmaking, and communication skills." According to some of your replies on the posts, you fall a little short in the sympathetic and caring area. I'm afraid that if you do not use a little more tact and maturity when responding to patients and your peers, your career could be short lived. Just a subjective observation.
    What are talking about??? LPN personality
  5. by   Ashera
    Quote from taxminia0311
    Why did it take you 3 time to take the test you should have passed it the first time...
    I think you could have skipped this reply to the poster above you that stated that on the third try, she passed the Nclex. I applaud her for having the strength and determination to succeed - no matter how many tries.
    Tact and kindness go a long way. We've all been in similar situations where it takes a lot of chutzpah to give something another try.
  6. by   DYatesRN
    Quote from Ashera
    I think you could have skipped this reply to the poster above you that stated that on the third try, she passed the Nclex. I applaud her for having the strength and determination to succeed - no matter how many tries.
    Tact and kindness go a long way. We've all been in similar situations where it takes a lot of chutzpah to give something another try.
    well said! Some people are just not good test takers!
  7. by   flwannaB
    In short, it means that it was not a very nice comment. LPN's are suppose to be caring and compassionate people. Comments like that could cost you your career in the future.
    Quote from taxminia0311
    What are talking about??? LPN personality
  8. by   candykane
    Quote from Sweetpea00
    Any Alabama LPN's ?
    I have been offered $15.00/hr at last job. Most in my area are paid on experience, I have been an LPN since 1998 with mostly Geriatric Exp.
  9. by   Taxminia0311
    Quote from Ashera
    I think you could have skipped this reply to the poster above you that stated that on the third try, she passed the Nclex. I applaud her for having the strength and determination to succeed - no matter how many tries.
    Tact and kindness go a long way. We've all been in similar situations where it takes a lot of chutzpah to give something another try.
    I diddn't mean it in a bad way helloooooooo
  10. by   nurse4Heroes
    I was just looking at the VA's website last night. They have openings for LVN's, and the pay is stated as 45,000 to 53,000/year. But that's full time. Not very much for out here....But it is where I hope to work when I graduate.
  11. by   neonates
    Quote from taxminia0311
    I diddn't mean it in a bad way helloooooooo
    She probably ment it in a way that could not be translated correctly on the thread.
  12. by   flwannaB
    It would be nice if that were true. It was very kind of you to give her the benefit of the doubt.
    Quote from neonates
    She probably ment it in a way that could not be translated correctly on the thread.
  13. by   Ashera
    Quote from taxminia0311
    I diddn't mean it in a bad way helloooooooo
    We are curious Taxminia - on your public profile you state you are the following:
    Nursing Education:
    Nursing Student, LPN/LVN, RN-ASN, RN-Diploma, RN-BSN, RN-MSN, RN-PhD, Other

    When we've reread your posts when we go to your public profile - you contradict yourself over and over about what you are, where you live, and where you want to move. You are very 'knowledgeable' with opionions on many different areas and many of us would like to know more about your acquiring this education. You certainly feel strongly about the things you write about.

    Nursing is hard enough - and this site exists to make a small part of it a bit easier for many of us - a place to get a 'hug' - to get some quick info - to bounce an idea around - or to soften a bad day. We are all by nature - compassionate and caring or we wouldn't be here in the first place. It hurts - when one of 'us' tends to be quick to pass judgement, to ridicule, and to hurl insults. Passive-agression is easily recognized.

    Curious minds want to know -

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