Is there really a future for new LPN's??

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    I have been reading a lot of articles and they say it's a good future for new LPN's. but then I have conversations with people and the say lot of places are not hiring LPN's anymore. I'm very confused on which career path to take. Any Advice??
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    LPNs will be around as long as there are jobs that don't want to pay full price for an RN. Simple as that
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    What kind of nurse do you want to be? What is your dream nursing position?
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    LPN's are being phased out of the hospitals and some states phased them out period however, there are a lot of jobs for LPNs especially in big cities, and they work in LTC, rehab centers, HHC, maternity floors and birthing centers, doc offices, etc.
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    LPN's are being phased out of the hospitals and some states phased them out period however, there are a lot of jobs for LPNs especially in big cities, and they work in LTC, rehab centers, HHC, maternity floors and birthing centers, doc offices, etc.
    That's a pretty sweeping statement.

    Could you inform us which states have totally phased out LPNs?
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    I live in Arkansas and I've heard nothing about any if our area hospitals phasing out LPNs. I would also be interested in more info.
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    I wanted to be an ER nurse when I was in LPN school.... Now I'm an LPN and an ER nurse!! Just finished my ACLS recert: shock shock epi shock amio shock atropine hypothermia protocol
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    While it's true that LPNs are more limited than RNs in which areas of medicine they can work, I see no signs whatsoever, at least in my state (MS) that LPNs are being phased out. I see job openings everyday for LPNs in many different areas of practice, including hospitals. Obviously it has a good deal to do with geographical location.
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    Quote from HeatherMax
    What kind of nurse do you want to be? What is your dream nursing position?
    My dream position is to be a RN... But I have been considering taking the LPN course. I have attended school for everything under the sun CMA, CNA, CHHA
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    Quote from DivaLaJuicy
    LPN's are being phased out of the hospitals and some states phased them out period however, there are a lot of jobs for LPNs especially in big cities, and they work in LTC, rehab centers, HHC, maternity floors and birthing centers, doc offices, etc.
    I currently live in New Jersey... What states phasing them out completely??
    ShirelleRenee and Fiona59 like this.


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