I recently passed my NCLEX-PN and completed my first professional week as a licensed LPN within a great organization. Most advise you to go work in a hospital to gain experience, which is true, but the pay may be low, work may be overloaded and overwhelming. I accepted a position within a SNF, skilled nursing facility where you will continue to do your skills, such as trach care, catherizations, etc. The pay is full scale with great benefits and I work an 8 hour shift. For me, 8 hours initially is fine so I may not feel exhausted, gradually increase my stamina and have time for other activities in my life. I also accepted 2nd shift where residents usually retire to bed around 8PM and now I can concentrate on my skills of documentation and their computer system. I wish everyone the very best in your hard earned new career.