Hi, I'm going for my ADN at Midlands tech in Columbia, SC and we have the option to sit for LPN license by the end of the 3rd semester, so I was wondering what are the starting wages for new grads with no relative experience if I decide to get a job while finishing my last 2 semesters. Is the pay different in hospitals and nursing homes? Which is better to start a nursing career? In hospitals how much autonomy LPNs have? Do employers work with your schedule? Do they acknowledge your academic progress when you become an RN? Is the transit inion systemic or they give you award time.I realize it's a lot of questions and anybody who can answer any of these or just join the conversation will be appreciated.