Looks like we may be heading that way soon. In San Diego now. Just passed the lpn nclex here. Looking to work in LTC. Can anyone give me a ballpark for hourly wages? LPNS here in CA with no experience start out at about $18-20/hr. Also, is it hard to get hired up there as an LPN? It's very hard down here as there are so many lpn programs here. Very over saturated.