New Orleans LPNs

  1. I have 5mths left in my LPN program in New Orleans, LA

    just wanting a few ideas on hospitals on the northshore vs southshore jobs, where and who will let LPNs do a majority of my skills in their facilities.

    I was wondering what is the salary for LPNs in a hospital setting?

    and what departments are LPNs more needed in?

    does one department pay more than another department in the hospital

    see I also have a medical coding certification. I have a state license and certification in phlebotomy.

    but my heart is in nursing, so I am in a LPN program.

    I hope that I can use all three certifications to make the money w/o becoming a RN.

    I don't want everything I already have just full down by the waste side.

    I'm so tired of being in school and ready to make money.
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  3. by   TheCommuter
    Welcome, and good luck with becoming an LPN!

    This thread has been moved to the Louisiana Nurses forum, since LPNs who live and work there can better answer your questions.
  4. by   FocusRN
    Being an LPN, the only way you are going to make RN pay down here, is to work agency full time (which isn't always possible). Otherwise you most likely will be making $5-$7 more than a CNA. What I would do if I were you, is find a nursing home with a weekend special (work 32, paid for 40), and during the week pick up a shift or two with an agency.
  5. by   CHATSDALE
    i know how you can get school burnout...coding is a big thing in md offices right now
    get a job and work for a while but keep the rn license in mind maybe down the road you will be ready to move forward