I'm hoping to get some insight into the demand for LVN/LPN's in the two states I am considering practicing in. Specifically, what are the opportunities available and what is the starting salary for an LVN/LPN in either Southern California or Massachusetts?
Thanks for your wisdom in advance!
Dec 28, '05
I can't speak for southern California, but in Northern California LVN's make the following: $23/hr most nursing homes, $17/hr psych, about $18.50/ hr in acute care hospitols (if you can get the job, lvn's in acute care hospitals are an endangered species)
Dec 28, '05
Here are a handful of the Southern California hospitals that still hire LVNs.
1. Olive View/UCLA - Sylmar
2. Encino Hospital - Encino
3. West Hills Hospital - West Hills
4. Kaiser Hospitals
5. West L.A. VA Hospital
6. Community Memorial - Ventura
7. Providence Holy Cross - Mission Hills
8. Providence Saint Joseph - Burbank
These hospitals hire LVNs in subacute LTC, med-surg, outpatient clinics and limited postpartum. The West L.A. VA Hospital is the only one I am aware of that hires LVNs in psych. LTC pays $18-$23 hourly and hospitals pay $14-$18 hourly.