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What kind of jobs do y'all have as LPN/LVN?

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cori_ has 8 years experience as a LVN and specializes in acute care, case management.

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Hi there! I'm an LVN, I am currently a case manager in a hospital. We have a mix of RN's/LVN's here. We do pretty much the same thing, except of course, pay is different. The opportunities are out there. You gotta just hunt them down and find your niche. :)

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I think I would trust a 20 plus year LPN taking care of me then an new RN...the New RN is probably wonderful but I mean the LPN with 20 years has experience and people like to base knowledge on how much book work you've done rather than experience. Which is crazy. I'm sure you did wonderful work and hopefully this job you have now is a good one and very less stressful one!

Yeah, I keep thinking the variety of jobs for LPNs are decreasing and may be better to get my RN eventually. I gotta get thru LPN school first! I chose LPN over RN, because financially it wasn't as costly as going for my RN and the program is a little shorter. A 30 year old, who decided it was time for a career change...:nailbiting:

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vintagemother specializes in Med-Surg, Psych, Geri, LTC,.

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I've worked in an ALF and psychiatric inpatient as an LVN. My peers I used to work with and I graduated with work in the following settings:

Home Health

Hospice

SNF

Methadone clinic

Doctors offices/clinics

In hospitals as techs (slightly more responsibility than a CNA)

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lindseylpn has 12 years experience.

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I work in a DD/ID group home. Lpns in my area work in LTC/ skilled rehab centers, group homes, home health, private duty, corrections, school nursing, clinics, occupational health, insurance companies and even in hospitals. The hospital jobs have gotten fewer over the years but, I still see job postings from time to time, usually in med-surg, psych/behavioral health and postpartum. We probably outnumber RNs in all areas except the hospital. It really just depends where you live though.

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I'm currently working as a home health nurse. I see the same 2-3 patients and have a set schedule with them with 8 hour shifts . I actually really like it because I get to know my patients and the families. I'm sure it's not for everyone, but it works out well for me.

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ionRN2016 has 22 years experience and specializes in Rehab, peds, GI, Neuro, Endocrine..

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Hello! I am an LPN and have been since 1994. I reside in Florida. When I first graduated I got my first job at a Rehab Hospital where I worked on a 16 bed locked head injury unit and I stayed there for 9 months. It was literally me and my charge nurse on the whole floor and we would split the patients up. It was total care nursing from everything to bathing them, feeding them, and of course the Nursing tasks also. Meds, tube feedings, wound care and diaper changes. I was hired first as a GPN and once I took my NCLEX I got my LPN status. After working there I changed jobs to another Rehab Hospital and we cared for many types of patients pulmonary unit, spinal cord, head injury unit, Orthopedic unit and a pediatric unit. This was an awesome start to my nursing career and I learned a lot of my core skills there first. I worked there for 6 years before moving to Orlando. After leaving my PRN pool position in Sarasota making 19.50 an hour to Orlando I was offered a couple different hospital positions making 13 an hour. That was in 2002. I was not going to take that pay reduction so I decided to get some experience in the office setting. I started out at a Peds office and then went on to start working at different Specialist offices where I have learned a ton. I did Gastroenterology, Neuro and Endocrinology. I have really enjoyed being an LPN all these years and have been paid well but I want to work in the more interesting areas where they do not hire LPN's. So I am going back for my RN now and am going back to the hospital to work once I graduate. So long story short the opportunities for LPN's used to be better than they are now.

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I work in skilled nursing / rehab and sometimes I float to the LTC side of the facility. I come from Ft. Lauderdale, where there is OVER 2 million people in the county and they stopped hiring LPNs in the hospitals a while ago BUT there are starting to SLOWLY integrate them back into the hospitals, although not fast enough. I moved from Ft. Lauderdale to small town North Florida, thinking that there would be better opportunities in smaller towns but I was wrong...

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xoemmylouox has 13 years experience as a ASN, RN.

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I have done outpt MD office work, PDN, LTACH, LTC, Teaching, and corrections. Most of the hospitals only hire LPN's in the outpt settings including MD offices and wound care clinics. Most of our hospitals will hire ADN's if you agree to obtain a BSN within 3-4 years. There are a variety of options out there, but I do not know of any "travel" companies that currently hire LPN's. You will find agencies that will, but that's a bit different.

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littlelimabean01 has 5 years experience as a LPN and specializes in Geriatrics, Trach Care, Diabetes.

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What your instructor is saying is some what true, but as the many nurses above stated there are other opportunities. I just re-entered nursing literally 2 weeks ago after a nearly 5 year hiatus. It took me 5 months of applying to get someone to hire me. Now, after only 2 months I did actually get hired by an agency that is contracted by a large insurance company to do home visits that consisted of assessments and referrals for the insurance member. This job was 100% paper work, no hands on what so ever. That is not what I became a nurse for. The pay was around $40 and hour!! I ended up turning the job down because I was concerned that I would not be paid if I was to miss a piece of paper work and the agency that employed me was located several states away. So, I continued to search and I am in LTC/skilled nursing unit. Which pays ok, 17.00 an hour. I live in the south so pay is a little lower than other states, but so is the cost of living.

I became a nurse to care for the elderly it is just not the ideal setting. As you will learn, you are essentially a pill pusher and have typically 15-25 patients/residents which makes that one on one time hard to come by. But I can't say my knowledge is useless, I deal with trach care, peg care, I.V.'s, drawing labs etc...I was 6 months into school myself when I found out that my best chance of a job was in LTC and was dismayed a bit myself after learning about all the pills and patient to nurse ratio. I also found out at that point about the ADRN degree! A 2 year RN program.

You will find work that fulfills you opportunity exists you may have to do LTC for a short while just to get experience or may luck out and get what you are looking for right away! I wish you much luck and happiness in your nursing career!

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NurseRonda has 5 years experience.

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I just graduated LPN school and I got a job in the hospital with great pay. In NC we have hospitals that hire LPNs. 

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We are in need of Licensed Practical Nurse Shift Job Only! 

 

Candidate will report on 9/30/19, 9/24/19,9/26/19, 9/21/19 in Grand Island Blvd New York!

 

Job Discription: Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN

Location:Grand Island, NY 

Start date: 09/30/2019 Shift Timing: Evening shift (2:pm to 10pm):

OT:No Flexible Working hrs:No 

Requirements:(Must have 1 year of experience in Geriatric) (Must have LPN credentials with good standing in NY state) and  BLS  OR CPR registration in the NY State Nurse Aide Registry (LPN) is required,)...

 

You will assist in ensuring the general health and well-being of residents by providing direct nursing care. You are also responsible of planning, developing, organizing, implementing and evaluating the care of residents to ensure that the highest degree of quality care and regulatory compliance is maintained at all times. LPN's in "charge" capacity are to exercise supervisory authority even at times that RN's are on duty and must exercise discretion and independent judgement to ensure proper discipline and productivity.

 

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