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Career change at 30 LPN right move?

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by ARO82 ARO82 (New) New

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I am trying to decide if LPN is the right for me. I live on my own and financially can not afford to work part time for two full years for RN. My only option seems to be LPN. I live close to Philly, PA. I need to make at least 38-40k. What is the typical new grad salary? I currently make 30k a year. I was laid off and this is well under what is needed to make ends meet in my area. I've always wanted to get into health care and it seems with the lay off, I am finally being pushed in that direction. Could someone give me an accurate idea of the pay for my area? As well, should I request to shadow at a long term facility or hospital? From what has been posted, it seems most are only hiring in facilities now. Thank you for your help!

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2011LPNJ29 has 1 years experience.

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Check out the post about pay rate.New jersey that is close pays LPN at long time care facilities $25 per hour.Go for nursing for the right reasons without thinking about pay first and see how things work out for you.Goodluck!

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AZMOMO2 specializes in Cardiac Care.

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No matter what they say Nursing is no longer a walk right out of school and into a job field at the moment.

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Graduated a few months ago as a LPN. Almost 30. I work 2 part time jobs, total 36hrs/wk, making @$47,000/yr around Philly aread. $27.50 at one, the other $24.

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Peds_Nurse has 2 years experience and specializes in LT, skilled, IV, pediatrics.

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I can tell you at 55 yrs young, I changed to LVN here in California and am so happy. I always wanted to get into health care, but wasn't able to until now. So...You're never too old to change careers or to learn.

As an LVN in CA, I can't address your location, just be persistent and I've learned that many facilities will take you because of your LIFE experience and the ability to relate more to the patients and maturity level. It won't matter that you're a new grad, if you go in with a can do attitude, they'll hire you.

Good luck!

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