Lpn near F.E.Warren AFB

  1. Hello everyone. I might be moving to the AFB in September and was wondering if there are any prospects for LPNs here? I am also looking for LPN-RN bridge programs as well. Any information would be greatly appreciated.
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  3. by   ssalulu
    There is not a whole lot. There are a couple of nursing homes here that seem like they are always hiring. You may find a position at a doctor's office and sometimes the base hires. Another option is getting a Colorado license and working in the Fort Collins area. Hope that helps
  4. by   Kaligirl02
    Thx!! Do you know of any lpn-rn bridge programs?
  5. by   ssalulu
    They have a program here at the community college. I think it is called Laramie County Community College. I decided not to go that route because of the time it would have taken for me to get in. I wanted to be done sooner, so I went with Excelsior College (online). You would have to do what works for you.

    We just moved here less than a year ago. Are you a military spouse?
  6. by   Kaligirl02
    My husband is in the USAF. I was looking into Excelsior as well but with us having to move all the time I don't want to end up in a place where I can't utilize my license. I will Check out that CC. Oh and one more question ( sorry) what is the average pay there for an LPN? We are leaving from Alaska and the starting pay out here for new grads is in the low 20's.
  7. by   ssalulu
  8. by   nurse2033
    If you can finish Excelsior before you move again you can get a WY license and get some experience. Once you get experience I believe the Excelsior degree won't matter.
  9. by   hope3456
    There is FRCC in Fort Collins which is only 40 miles away - I would check with them about LPN to RN. And if I were you I would get licensed in CO and NE as well and work agency - since you are in prime location to work in those states as well as WY. Much better pay.
  10. by   Kaligirl02
    I never would've thought about applying to NE or CO... Thanks a bunch for the info!
  11. by   That Guy
    Remember if you apply for CO or NE you are now in a compact state so that simplifies things later down the road. The CO license is cheap too.

    The hospital hires LPNs very infrequently, they just had a few openings but they were gone just as fast. Pay starts in the low 20's. If you go the nursing home right, pick your spot wisely!