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Thinking about moving down

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:confused: Hey everyone, I just started my classes yesterday for LPN. I live in New Jersey, and always thought about moving down to Florida. I know that the living cost in florida doesn't compare to the living cost in New Jersey.

I was wondering what is the on going salary rate for a LPN in Florida, and it worth it.

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knottygirl has 2 years experience.

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try googling "lpn salary tampa" or wherever and you should get a website from salary.com and it will tell you the average and hi and low salary for lpn. Be mindful though, there are a lot of lpn schools around that area so I'm sure at least in Tampa they're churning out lpn's like butter down there. Def do some research first.

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Hi. As far as I've read the pay for nurses (RN & LPN) is much lower in the south, especially Florida. I live in NY now but used to live in Florida and there are some advantages to living there, no state income tax is a huge one. I don't think I could ever live there again and deal with that heat all year long! I do miss the beach though:( Congrats on starting nursing school!, I started 2 weeks ago, so far so good. If you look at one of the LPN salary threads on here you can probably get an idea of the pay down there.

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rnlately has 6 years experience and works as a RN.

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You also have to consider the cost of living. The pay may be lower in different areas but probably because the cost of living is lower.

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