It does take about 9-12 months to become an LPN or licensed vocational nurse, and just how much is the LPN salary? Salaries for LPN vary depending on both the type of facility you work at and the state of the country you work. The average annual salary: $34,000 (ALL US, Nationwide Averages), Salary Range: $32,000 to $40,000.
LPN careers constitute the largest healthcare occupation, registered nurses held about 2.3 million jobs according to statistics in the year 2002. 3 out of 5 jobs are in hospitals, both inpatient and outpatient departments. The rest are working in offices of physicians, nursing care facilities, home healthcare services, job services, government agencies, and outpatient care centers.
A very interesting career, but what is the LPN job description? LPNs provides direct patient careand is usually assisted by CNA’s and is given directions or orders by doctors and nurses (RNs & nurse managers). Basically some of their duties are:
- vital signs taking and monitoring
- Preparing and administering injections and enemas
- Applying dressings and bandages
- Monitoring patients and reporting changes and
- Provide patient hygiene
There is also the LPN To RN programs that can help interested LPN’s to continue their career while they pursue higher education. LPNs who are presently working can earn an Associate degree in Nursing or Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree online – wherein they can work at their own pace without disrupting their job schedule and family obligations and commitments.
Learning more about LPN salary ranges in your area is easier that you might think, kindly check local job listings in newspapers and websites for more details.