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LVNs in Hospitals Again?!

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in New Grad.

Hello to all the LVN/PNs out there! I want to start this out by saying y’all are awesome!! Many people I feel don’t give VN/PNs the credit they deserve, but everyone contributes to the health care team including you all. I was thinking about the need for nurses especially during a pandemic, do you think they’ll start hiring LVNs back into hospital to help the nursing shortage? Prior to this crazy pandemic, we were being phased out, but we need helpers so why be picky?

I think it's all about supply and demand. Whenever a facility is in a pickle and need nurses immediately, they'll offer bonuses or get a staffing agency to quickly hire nurses. But there are other times when they 'have to reduce staff (RIF) or cut hours and cut costs. Sometimes you get hired at just the right time and make a 3-year run out of a good job... until thing get sour again.

amoLucia

Specializes in LTC.

On ‎8‎/‎10‎/‎2020 at 10:28 PM, BokChoi18 said:

Hello to all the LVN/PNs out there! I want to start this out by saying y’all are awesome!! Many people I feel don’t give VN/PNs the credit they deserve, but everyone contributes to the health care team including you all. I was thinking about the need for nurses especially during a pandemic, do you think they’ll start hiring LVNs back into hospital to help the nursing shortage? Prior to this crazy pandemic, we were being phased out, but we need helpers so why be picky?

Because they have beaucoup RN applicants to pick from. Lots of newbies out there just desparately looking for that first job. Even experienced nurses looking for the 'next' job. So unless the facility has something else going on that impacts their hiring practices, they'll keep seeking RNs.

Archerlpvn, LPN, LVN

Has 8 years experience. Specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

Some hospitals across the country and starting to utilize the team approach with an RN, LPN/LVN, and CNA/PCT again. Fewer and far in between, but it’s happening. Two friends of mine worked in the ER as LVNs in TX and Louisiana. I think some hospitals in WV, VA, and TN are doing it for sure. I’m seeing travel positions for M/S and ER LVNs in CA, and FL too.

LubbDubb77, LPN

Specializes in Pediatrics.

On 8/16/2020 at 8:01 AM, Archerlpvn said:

Some hospitals across the country and starting to utilize the team approach with an RN, LPN/LVN, and CNA/PCT again. Fewer and far in between, but it’s happening. Two friends of mine worked in the ER as LVNs in TX and Louisiana. I think some hospitals in WV, VA, and TN are doing it for sure. I’m seeing travel positions for M/S and ER LVNs in CA, and FL too.

In WA we use LPNs in hospitals - I have seen ads for LPN ER positions. Also, I have a friend that works at a major hospital in Portland, OR as a LPN. I am not sure of her exact role, but she does the drive up covid testing right now. It is nice to see opportunities opening up for LPNs.

Edited by LubbDubb77

BokChoi18, LPN

Has 1 years experience. Specializes in New Grad.

On 8/27/2020 at 4:02 PM, LubbDubb77 said:

In WA we use LPNs in hospitals - I have seen ads for LPN ER positions. Also, I have a friend that works at a major hospital in Portland, OR as a LPN. I am not sure of her exact role, but she does the drive up covid testing right now. It is nice to see opportunities opening up for LPNs.

I've recently seen ER positions opening up in California. you just have to get IV cert. and ACSL/PALS Cert. (as expected 🙂 )

Edited by BokChoi18

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