Being an LPN in SC - Whats the Real Deal? - page 2

What types of jobs can I get in this area? I had hoped to do hospital work for the benefits/shift options/advancement opportunities (want to go on for my RN) but it doesnt seem like there are any... Read More

  1. by   tj309
    Thanks sahm02. I appreciate any info that is offered and if you could think of anything else that would be helpful to me I would appreciate it as well. Again, thank you so much.
  2. by   sahm02
    Once you decide which area you are going to move to then you can narrow down hospitals etc. There are four major hospitals in the Columbia area alone,along with urgent care faclities etc. So picking an area will really help in your search.
  3. by   missjennmb
    I'm still just a student, but the small rural hospitals in my area are paying LPNs really well (they are also desperate for nurses). The numbers I've heard from LPNs working there are $19 to $21 p/hr depending on area. The LPNs have a full workload there and a lot of autonomy from what I saw at clinicals (up to 5-6 patients) and it seems like a nice work environment. PM me if you want details.

    (I have no idea why they are paying so well, but while I havent had a job offer to confirm it, a classmate who's mom works there is already set to start working there after graduation and more than one prior student from former years of the program are working there and have said as much)

    *this is something I've learned since I posted on this thread last
  4. by   melgail93
    missjennmb - i know this post is very old, but i am interested in your story. i am just taking the beginning steps in becoming an LPN and im a little scared. im wondering after 3 years - where are you in your career now?? how did it all turn out? ive never been in the nursing field before and im not sure where to start. hope all is well.
  5. by   MFLPN
    Hi SC LPN's I know this thread is older but....... I plan on moving to Charleston area soon from Massachusetts. I am an LPN. I also hold esthetician and massage therapy licenses. Can I get a sound off on:
    Your LPN salary
    Type of facility you work in
    What is the scene like for new grad LPN?
    What chance with esthetic license & LPN license I have of working in Derm, plastic, cosm, medspa environment?

    Would mean alot to get updated info on this thread. Thanks! :redpinkhe