What is a reasonable salary for starting LPNS in new jersey?

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    I am entering school to become a LPN in September and I am just trying to gather information on pretty much what to expect. For the most part I have a solid idea but I was looking into it and most places require a year of experience. I was wondering what is the average starting pay and where would be the best place to work in? ( i.e. nursing home, doctors office,ect)
    And also I was doing some research about taking different courses to boost your resume and knowledge like I.V certification. What are other courses that can also benefit me in the long run?

    Thank you 😄😄
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    Hi- I recently got my LPN license in NY and NJ. I took an IV/phlebotomy course at UMDNJ. Great course! I've been seeing salaries of up to $25/hr. Some classmates who got jobs in Staten Island are around $23/hr. Check out the NAPNES website too. They have some good education courses as well.
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    It depends on which end of the state and what specialty. Salary can range from $15 to $23/hr (over $20 is not common as a new grad in NJ south of Monmouth County but not unheard of) In many areas of the state, physician's offices don't hire nurses due to cost and hire medical assistance instead. However the FQHC clinics are often hiring nurses but competition can be fierce. Physician offices often pay significantly less due to the lower reimbursement and high overhead (often $12-$15/hr).

    Home care is not recommended for most new grads and most companies require a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience as a licensed nurse. If the agency is certified, the certification recommendation is to only hire nurses with a year of clinical experience as a licensed nurse.

    LTC and sub acute will hire LPN and the pay rate varies depending on the facility. Salary varies based upon facility, shift, type of unit, whether a union is involved.

    Most hospitals in NJ are looking to hire only BSN prepared RN's so that may not be an option, especially for a new grad.

    Many employers will require you to go through their company specific training for classes such as IV therapy (but the outside certification will still be helpful if you can afford the cost of the course). But know that you cannot take the IV/phlebotomy course for practical nurses until you have an active LPN license. ACLS/PALS courses aren't particularly useful as an LPN as the skills are out of the scope of practice of LPN's in NJ. Your school will most likely require that you get CPR/BLS for healthcare providers as that is not only required by the clinical sites but most employers in the long run.

    Good luck.
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    Quote from kmondano
    Hi- I recently got my LPN license in NY and NJ. I took an IV/phlebotomy course at UMDNJ. Great course! I've been seeing salaries of up to $25/hr. Some classmates who got jobs in Staten Island are around $23/hr. Check out the NAPNES website too. They have some good education courses as well.
    Thats what I was looking into doing at UMDNJ. I just want to look for any extra course that will boost my knowledge and give me an advantage once I graduate.
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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    It depends on which end of the state and what specialty. Salary can range from $15 to $23/hr (over $20 is not common as a new grad in NJ south of Monmouth County but not unheard of) In many areas of the state, physician's offices don't hire nurses due to cost and hire medical assistance instead. However the FQHC clinics are often hiring nurses but competition can be fierce. Physician offices often pay significantly less due to the lower reimbursement and high overhead (often $12-$15/hr).

    Home care is not recommended for most new grads and most companies require a minimum of 1 year of clinical experience as a licensed nurse. If the agency is certified, the certification recommendation is to only hire nurses with a year of clinical experience as a licensed nurse.

    LTC and sub acute will hire LPN and the pay rate varies depending on the facility. Salary varies based upon facility, shift, type of unit, whether a union is involved.

    Most hospitals in NJ are looking to hire only BSN prepared RN's so that may not be an option, especially for a new grad.

    Many employers will require you to go through their company specific training for classes such as IV therapy (but the outside certification will still be helpful if you can afford the cost of the course). But know that you cannot take the IV/phlebotomy course for practical nurses until you have an active LPN license. ACLS/PALS courses aren't particularly useful as an LPN as the skills are out of the scope of practice of LPN's in NJ. Your school will most likely require that you get CPR/BLS for healthcare providers as that is not only required by the clinical sites but most employers in the long run.

    Good luck.
    Yea in my school they require i get my BLS before entering the actual program. So pretty much there arent very many extra courses you can really take in the long run?
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    Hi kmondano , I have a question, you wrote you got a license in NJ and NY, I just recently passed my NCLEX PN and got my NJ License, and I really want to obtain the NY LPn License also to have more opportunities, and wanted to ask you how do you go about that? What is the website where I can apply for the NY License and how much do they charge for it? and do they require their own fingerprinting and background check? How long did the whole process take? I'm sorry for all the questions, I'm just really anxious to find a job and it's really hard here in Jersey. Thanks in advance
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