This can not possible be true! - page 3

Sooo I was sitting in class & I started to ease drop on the conversation behind me. The 2 girls were talking about salary & the one girl started going on about how she knows several LPN's that make... Read More

  1. by   Coloradogrl
    Quote from offtowrk
    I have been an LPN for 11 years. Last year (traveling) working 48-50 hours a week I made $69,000. If you live in a state that allows LPNS to work in hospitals and do everything that RNS do except charge then you are really marketable. They would rather pay LPNs $5-10 less an hour for the same work. I have been very fortunate to have worked in several different areas. I have never done LTC. The money is there if you have the experience. Good luck!
    WOW that is really good! I know I would LOVE to do travel nursing but I thought you HAD to be a RN to do it. How many years of experience did you have before you started traveling?

    Also if you dont mind me asking what state do you live in?
  2. by   offtowrk
    I started traveling after 2 years of experience. I live in NC. The hospital that I received my Advanced LPN was Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. (and I also worked at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. (right outside of Fayetteville) I currently am back in Raleigh, NC to receive my BSN. An RN friend of mine made $121,000 last year traveling in CA, and did the very same job that I did. That's why I'm back in school. Good luck to you!
  3. by   Coloradogrl
    Not to sound silly....but what is a Advanced LPN? I am planning on starting my RN pretty much right after LPN school.
  4. by   offtowrk
    An Advanced LPN can do the following: monitor chemo, insert huber needles in a port-a-cath, IV's and drug pushes (except for a few cardiac drugs), administer blood, administer TPN/Lipids, phlebotomy, dressing changes to central lines. Not all hospitals in NC offer this though.
  5. by   herrera2
    Do you like the traveling agency you work for? Does your friend work for the same company?

    Quote from offtowrk
    I have been an LPN for 11 years. Last year (traveling) working 48-50 hours a week I made $69,000. If you live in a state that allows LPNS to work in hospitals and do everything that RNS do except charge then you are really marketable. They would rather pay LPNs $5-10 less an hour for the same work. I have been very fortunate to have worked in several different areas. I have never done LTC. The money is there if you have the experience. Good luck!
  6. by   moonrose2u
    Quote from offtowrk
    I started traveling after 2 years of experience. I live in NC. The hospital that I received my Advanced LPN was Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville, NC. (and I also worked at Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. (right outside of Fayetteville) I currently am back in Raleigh, NC to receive my BSN. An RN friend of mine made $121,000 last year traveling in CA, and did the very same job that I did. That's why I'm back in school. Good luck to you!
    how did you like Cape Fear and Womack?? any bad/good experiences? I am thinking of traveling there.
  7. by   offtowrk
    Yes I loved Cape Fear. Stay away from Med/Onc (6 South) They have some serious issues going on right now. Womack was great. I worked mainly in the ER, but also worked Tele, Peds, M/S, MICU. Good Luck!:smiletea2:
  8. by   katieb1951
    Dear offtowork,

    I have never heard of an Advanced LPN, but, would be very interested in this. Do you know of a website that I can visit to find additional info?

    Thanks...
  9. by   offtowrk
    To get your Advanced LPN, you have to be certified by the facility that you work in. They don't offer courses on the web that I am aware of. I have only seen this in hospitals on the east coast.:spin:
  10. by   katieb1951
    Thank you for the info offtowork..:spin: .
  11. by   Butterflybee
    ..sounds quite encouraging...GREAT!

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