The LPN work and salary review

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Ever wondered what an LPN does and how much they make? Hollis Forster, RNC-NP from, has some answers:

As an LPN, you can provide care to the ill and elderly. A very traditional place for LPN’s to practice is the long-term care setting. But, also, LPNs are found in acute facilities. When you have completed your education and passed the licensing exam, you will have the experience to practice basic nursing skills (but “basic” is actually quite wide ranging). Even IV care is entrusted to the LPN level of nursing. The work of the LPN is not easy. It is patient based and hard work. But getting to know and care for a variety of patients is rewarding. This is a level of nursing for those who want to be on the front lines of the field; those who want day to day contact with patients and their families.

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One Response to The LPN work and salary review

  1. Robyn Bailey

    I live in Oklahoma and the average base pay is 13.00/hr for a 15 yr LPN. that is the lowest that I see compared to your low in Idaho. It is very sad to know that the facilities here feel that they can hire someone off the street with no training or education pay them less and be satisfied. It is difficult to get a job in the small corner of Oklahoma where I live and make a decent living. It appears that I need to move to another state to be appreciated for the many years and hard work that I have put in to my career.