How to make more money as a LVN

Nurses General Nursing


I am curious to know if anyone can make more than 50,000.00 a year as a LVN? PRN or Full time job or both?

High paying employer, lots of overtime, two full time jobs, or a combination of all three.

Specializes in critical care, ER,ICU, CVSURG, CCU.

Or bridge an RN program

I would guess yes ...especially in a high cost of living area. Of course, then they'd have to pay living expenses. An income alone doesn't mean much.

Specializes in Geriatrics.

I have worked the same job over 20 years. Rural area. I make over that now, seldom work overtime, and looking forward to early retirement. Longevity worked for me. So did wise investments!

I left nursing and went back to manufacturing.....problem solved.

Specializes in LTC, assisted living, med-surg, psych.

My son is an LPN making almost $40 an hour as an agency nurse. We're in Oregon.

Specializes in ICU, LTACH, Internal Medicine.

Private care agency in rich area (you don't have to live there)

Find a high demand skill, master it and market it around.

I personally know one LPN who just has a magic touch with gery/psych patients. We live in relatively high income area where some families can afford private care for their "problematic" loved ones (read: patient is so aggressive and unpredictable that he was refused admissions in ER without psychiatrist on call, leaving alone almost every facility 100 miles around). This LPN takes private duty calls till med regiment is settled, charges $65/hour and has waiting list. And she is trusted more than many M.D. psychiatrists.

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