What was your firdt LPN/LVN job? - page 3

i am a new lvn and i'm curious to know what everyone's first job was. if you don't mind please disclose the pay scale and also...if you were to do it over again, what would you have done different?... Read More

  1. by   Danish
    I just graduated and started in PCU at a small hospital. I have 3 years tech experience and graduated from LPN school with a 4.0

    My base pay is 15.14 an hour, but Im doing the night/weekend program in which I work Fri, Sat, and Sun 7a-7p and with differentials, Im getting $27.14 an hour.
  2. by   Polly Dipcya
    My first LPN job (only job so far) is in a small hospital in NW Indiana, on the med-surg floor. The pay is $14 an hour for day shift, 14.75 for evenings, and 15.25 for midnights. The advantage of working on the m/s floor is the chance to hone our skills. eg. starting IV's, IV piggy backs, IVP, working with types of IV pumps (pca), inserting foley's, ng tubes, suctioning, med passes, assessing pts of all ages, listening for lung, heart, abdominal sounds, dressing changes, giving shots, neuro checks etc. There is so much to learn on the med-surge floor. I fell a nurse has a lot to offer after a year on the the m/s floor. Its a good base. The one thing they don't teach in nursing school is how to take off orders when admitting pts to the floor. Especially on midnights without a ward clerk. That was the toughest thing for me to learn. Writing up the orders and the MARS. On midnights we have no ward clerck or pharmacy. Every hospital has a differcnt system and or computer system The orientation at my hospital is 6 weeks.....I spend more time charting than pt care...The CNA's are the ones who do the majority of pt care.
  3. by   CAlvn77
    My first job was in LTC. started out at $16 or $17 a hour in 2002. Didnt stay long enough to get a raise!
  4. by   dream'n
    Early 90s, 10 an hour in LTC on night shift.
  5. by   ShannonRN2010
    My first nursing job was in September 2002, I worked at an Urgent Care Center making a whopping.....$10/hr.
  6. by   caliotter3
    Very first job as LVN pay rate $10/hr doing flu shot clinics for a private company for a few weeks during flu clinic season.