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  1. hi everyone!

    i have a questions about lpn job in new york. is it lots of opportunity/job as an lpn to work in any ny area? and if i plan to continue to rn does the employer or the hospital help me for my continuing studies? how much per hour for lvn/lpn job in ny?
    thanks.
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  2. 6 Comments

  3. by   Palmo
    Hi,
    it depends on where you live...
    NYC...pays very well...some areas of Upstate pay very poorly...
    It depends on the poverty level of the area...
    Taxes are high no matter where you go...esp. in "the city" (meaning NYC)...
    Housing/rent...again depends on area...
    Which part of NYS are you thinking about?
    Kate
  4. by   gemca
    Hi Kate!

    Thanks for your reply... anyways I am currently working as LPN in Vancouver Canada. Me and my boyfriend is considering to leave/work in NYC. Where do you think is the best for us to start? And which hospital or any facilities is convenient to work. Do I need to take NCLEX-PN before I work there? Actually, I am holding a degree in BSN but here in canada they're so strict about the requirements so I was stuck in LPN. ( I got my degree in Phils for my BS Nursing) I am planning to take NCLEX RN if I do have opportunity... Where can I get the information for taking the NCLEX PN or RN? Do I need to take English exam? And last, is it hard for me to migrate to the States? Actually I am Canadian Citizen here. Thanks for taking your time for my post...
  5. by   gemca
    can anybody answer my questions please...
  6. by   Palmo
    Hi,
    I don't get to the computer as often as I would like...
    You know...a good place to start is with the NY State Board of Nursing...you can find out the number on-line...
    Umm...NYC will pay you alot more...but that is because the cost of living is alot more...at least tax wise, I guess.
    Contact the board...I have had to get my license in several states but I do not know how it works between countrys...
    I have heard alittle about it from other foreign nurses but it may only be a matter of taking the NCLEX...but I am not sure.
    Good luck...and let us know what you find out...
    Kate
  7. by   nynoonie`
    Quote from gemca
    hi everyone!

    i have a questions about lpn job in new york. is it lots of opportunity/job as an lpn to work in any ny area? and if i plan to continue to rn does the employer or the hospital help me for my continuing studies? how much per hour for lvn/lpn job in ny?
    thanks.
    yes, i make as an lpn 38,000.00- 43,000. yearly
  8. by   gemca
    Quote from nynoonie`
    Yes, I make as an lpn 38,000.00- 43,000. yearly
    Thanks!

    If I want to work there (NYC) I need to get my NCLEX PN in NYC then... or it is possible that I'm taking in Washington where I am closer rightnow, then when I pass... Is it possible for me to work in NYC?

    gem

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