Opportunities for new grad LPN
- 0Jul 22, '09 by ohyeahuhHi!
I recently graduated from a LPN program and am planning on relocating to either OK or another state. Are there many opportunities for new grad LPNs in Oklahoma or am I better off relocating to a state?
Any advice is greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
- 0Jul 23, '09 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorI am attending an LPN-to-RN program in Oklahoma City. Everyone in the program is an LPN bridging to RN.
Several of my classmates work in the emergency department at Logan Medical Center in Guthrie. One of my classmates works as a surgical scrub technician at Baptist Medical Center. I have completed some clinical rotations at Deaconess Hospital and saw no LPNs working there. Also, the University of Oklahoma Medical Center only hires RNs.
The nursing homes and home health agencies are always looking for LPNs. The major drawback to being an Oklahoma LPN is the low pay. I live in Texas and am paid reasonably well as an LPN/LVN while enjoying a low cost of living. The rents, food prices, and house prices are similar in Oklahoma, yet the LPNs there earn $5 to $7 less per hour than their counterparts south of the state line.
- 0Aug 29, '09 by tferdaiseHowdee, I might be relocating to Tulsa, OK, I'm currently a LPN with 5 yrs experience. Its dishearting to hear about the low pay... I'm currently at the University of Phoenix in thier LPN to BSN problem. I have one more year left. I noticed that UO-Tulsa has a LPN to BSN program too, but I'll be missing the cut off date (it is sept 1st.) But I was wondering what is the pay rate for a LPN with my experience, M/S, Step down ICU, ER.. What is the scope of practice for an LPN in OK? I'm currenly living in Phx,AZ.
- 0Sep 7, '09 by picurn10I just graduated w/ my LPN and am working on my RN now, so I'll only be working as an LPN for about 6mo or so, but...
St. Anthony, VA, Deaconess, Midwest Regional, and Baptist (sometimes) all hire LPN's. There are lots of other smaller/specialty hospitals that hire LPN's. I think the hospitals all start around $12-14/hr for new grads.
Starting pay for new grads in long term care is about $18-20/hr.
- 0Sep 9, '09 by zena37I passed my NCLEX PN August 13 and started work at a rural nursing home August 18. I started at $15.00/hour. I also want to continue to get my RN ( I precepted at an ER and I looooved it ) but I also needed the money,and nursing homes do pay better than med/surge.
It seems low compared to city,but when OKC is over an hour and Tulsa is nearly 2 , it works out.