Attn: Virginia nurses

  1. I am planning on moving to Virginia in about a year. We're going to be moving to the Richmond area, and I have a few questions:

    1. What is the salary range for LPNs

    2. What type of jobs are available to LPNs

    3. Are there skilled nursing facilities (cross between a nursing home and hospital)?

    4. Are there free medical benefits available to nurses at most facilities? If not, how much does family medical insurance usually run?

    Any answers to any of these questions would be greatly appreciated.

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  3. by   yannadey
    I moved to Fredericksburg VA (about 30mins from Richmond) 2 weeks ago from MD & 3yrs ago from NY. I can say the salary will not be as high as it is in NY or NJ. the salary range being offered for LPN $13-$16 in some facility with medical benefits, agency pays more $18-22 there are jobs in nursing homes(Long term care/subacute units), hospitals, assisted living, doctors offices and the prison system in Richmond is always hiring LPN's also the cost of living here is cheaper than up north, hope this info helps.
  4. by   nurseygrrl
    Thanks for the reply. Yes, I've heard the cost of living is cheaper which is why we're moving. Homes on L.I. are nearly impossible to buy unluss you're wealthy. Are the prison system jobs state/county? I work for the county now and the benefits and retirement are terrific. I almost got a job at the prison, but the SNF called and stole me from them. A friend of mine is transferring to the prison and she's excited about it. I'll have to ask her how it is. I know the prison nurses here get paid more. I think they call it hazard pay. They also get an hour for lunch! That's unheard of where I work! We get half an hour, but I'm lucky if I get to eat a protein bar as I'm doing rounds!