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- by headliner1889 May 23, '10i will be attending a community college that offers only an LPN course. after this, i wont pursue RN in another school and just work as an LPN full time. is it a good career choice? i heard from a friend that LPNs are not being hired as much as RNs and that places wont even hire LPNs. is this true? also, just curious, what is the base salary? thanks
- May 23, '10 by caliotter3Generally, it is better to get an RN license for more job opportunities. Most hospitals are phasing out LPNs, so it would be harder to find a hospital job if that is what you want. LPNs typically find jobs in LTC facilities or in home health and their salary is about $5 to $10 an hour less than that of RNs, depending upon the work setting.
- May 25, '10 by TheCommuterQuote from headliner1889The base salary is dependent upon the city and state in which you plan to work. For example, LPNs can earn as little as $14 hourly in some rural Southeastern states due to lower cost of living, but they can earn more than $25 hourly in some Northeastern and Western states due to the higher cost of living.also, just curious, what is the base salary?