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LPNs in the Dayton,OH area?

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by carolinahoov carolinahoov (New Member) New Member

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I'm researching nursing and hope some lpns can help me in the local Dayton area. I'm waiting my two years to be an rn because of the community colleges waitlist (im going the cheap route) but while i was waiting was wanting to do the lpn so i can start making some good money fast and not really the money but i hate my job as a call center rep!. But I was wondering if anyone knows the wage in the dayton OHIO area for new grad LPNS? Also, are these jobs abundant here in dayton or am I'm wasting my time?? the call center has me so burnt out that I'm willing to take a paycut and pay extra for the school loan but i don't want to pay for the loan if i can't get a job as an lpn!!-any input would be greatly appreciated!~!!!!:

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I'm not from OH, but am from the midwest. First, are you sure that the LPN program is open and does not also require a waiting list? Starting wage can vary from $16-$20. To check out if your area is hiring LPNs check out indeed.com

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yes there is no wait list but its $13k for the program because of that reason. I heard lpns make $16 an hour but i look on websites like monster.com etc and don't see jobs often so I was wondering thanks for the reply!

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dsomday works as a Medical transcriptionist.

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Im a new LPN in the Dayton area. Got my license in January 10 and was working by the end of March. Jobs are hard to find in this area b/c it is over-saturated with LPNs, but the majority of my friends in class have gotten jobs, including me. My starting pay was a little over $18, but with incentives and weekend pay, it is over $20. Hope this helps!

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Glad to find an LPN in Ohio, specifically Dayton. Since you are a new grad, hopefully you can answer my question. Are LPN's permitted by their scope of practice to insert NG tubes? Thanks

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dsomday works as a Medical transcriptionist.

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I cant speak with certainty about what the BON says, but they do on a regular basis where I work!!! I have not done it personally yet, but I have been shown twice how to do it, and both were LPNs showing me.

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Dear dsomday,

Thanks so-o-o-o much for the quick reply. I am an RN instructing PN's in the clinical setting. Have been away from PN schools for awhile teaching MA's. The OBN site is so-o-o-o not user friendly. I know when I first graduated, LPN's were not permitted to insert ng tubes, but thought Ohio had changed that. Thanks again. Where did you got to school and where are you working now? The students and I are at The Sanctuary, 10 Wilmington Place, nice SNF, but that old saying, "nurses eat their young" is still alive. I AM my students' advocate, but staff nurses are certainly NOT good mentors these days. Congratulations on your graduation and NCLEX pass. Protect that license at all costs. RN, BSN

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dsomday works as a Medical transcriptionist.

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You are quite welcome. I went to Miami-Jacobs for my PN. From what I understand, they are no longer taking any new classes due to some program violations. I currently am working in Vandalia at a SNF and it is a very nice place. I was very afraid when I first started about the whole "nurses eating their young" thing, but fortunately where I work, for the most part, everyone has been very friendly. If I have any questions at all, there is always a supervisor I can call and they are always happy to help along with the other staff nurses. I did go to P.R.N. instead of full-time though. The night shift was killing me. I am planning on going through Excelsior for my RN starting next week hopefully. As much as I love the SNF, I do not think I want to work there for much longer, not full-time anyway. Thanks for your encouragement!!! You sound like you are a wonderful instructor!

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