As a new LPN in 2011 I started out with a base pay of 16.50/hour at a LTC/skilled nursing facility in Nashville. I doubt the base pay is much different now. I was also offered 14/hour at a Nashville Dr office. I don't know about hospital pay for LPN's. When you move here research which facilities are 5 star and definatly apply to those. Conditions are usually better and the nurses usually have more support. Good Luck to you!!