Im still in school but from what my instructors say it can range, depending on what you do, from $19- $25 being a new LPN with 0 years experience.One said that a former student was making $31 an hour, but that must be with differentials, and if not, I wonder what area their in, and maybe ill consider!
I found going the LPN route was the best way to go with a little one at home. It is a 10 month program, which i thought it would be hard, but manageable. Just to warn you(not to scare you off!!!)it was so much harder than i could ever imagine. I never see my son during the week, he "lives" at nana's. It takes ALOT of studying, like a few hours a day atleast- But it was the best decision I have ever made!Ten months is gonna come and go whether you do it or not- I am almost done(hopefully, you can never be to sure!) and cant wait to finish and have a life again. If you have family or alot of support, Id say go for it! And like you, I am also planning on going for my RN, slowly but surely! I figured this route was the best way for me to get my foot in the door, gain some experience, have a job(cuz i cant be unemployed forever, the bill collectors wont let me haha) and a way to work toward my goal of becoming an RN....good luck! You can do it!!