Travel LPN Wages and varieties of positions

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I am currently finishing up my LPN. After I graduate, I'm looking for a position to get some experience (1-2 yrs) so I can travel as a nurse. :p

I'm sorry if any of these questions have been repeated, but I searched the forums and couldn't really find much.

I'd like to travel as an LPN, but what is the common or minimum 'acceptable' wages for an LPN at this time?

But most importantly, I still don't know what field/department I want to go into. What are some common positions available for LPNs who want to travel? I know about Med Surg, but what else?

Thanks for any help you can give :rolleyes:

Minnesota Nomad

Minnesota Nomad

2 Posts

I am currently finishing up my LPN. After I graduate, I'm looking for a position to get some experience (1-2 yrs) so I can travel as a nurse. :p

I'm sorry if any of these questions have been repeated, but I searched the forums and couldn't really find much.

I'd like to travel as an LPN, but what is the common or minimum 'acceptable' wages for an LPN at this time?

But most importantly, I still don't know what field/department I want to go into. What are some common positions available for LPNs who want to travel? I know about Med Surg, but what else?

Thanks for any help you can give :rolleyes:

CHATSDALE

CHATSDALE

4,177 Posts

travel for lpns is more limited than for rns because some localities have sufficient rns that they don't utilize lpns....go to work in a hospital if you can and get on a float team..they work all over the hospital to cover with vacations, call-ins, maternityh leaves etc...you will learn a lot and try to go back to school...there is a good future for you and you can see a lot of the country and make premium pay to boot

CHATSDALE

CHATSDALE

4,177 Posts

travel for lpns is more limited than for rns because some localities have sufficient rns that they don't utilize lpns....go to work in a hospital if you can and get on a float team..they work all over the hospital to cover with vacations, call-ins, maternityh leaves etc...you will learn a lot and try to go back to school...there is a good future for you and you can see a lot of the country and make premium pay to boot

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

Travel for LPNs is extremely limited, unfortunately. You would be much better off completing a bridge program when you finish and getting your RN if your goal is to travel. I love working with LPNs but many facilities are shying away from using them and using all RNs and PCTs instead.

Good luck............. :balloons:

p.s. as far as finding an area where there will be more need, find something that really interests you....that is the best way to go.

suzanne4, RN

26,410 Posts

Travel for LPNs is extremely limited, unfortunately. You would be much better off completing a bridge program when you finish and getting your RN if your goal is to travel. I love working with LPNs but many facilities are shying away from using them and using all RNs and PCTs instead.

Good luck............. :balloons:

p.s. as far as finding an area where there will be more need, find something that really interests you....that is the best way to go.

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