Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Jobs

LPN Job Overview

A Licensed Practical Nurse, or LPN, has a variety of tasks. The job moves quickly, so those interested should be able to react fast in important medical situations. LPNs also need to be able to treat all patients with kindness and compassion, since many of the people they will encounter each day will be sick, uncomfortable and unhappy.

LPNs typically work in home health care, hospitals, medical clinics and nursing homes. They assist doctors and registered nurses to provide care to patients. In some states, LPNs can perform the same job duties as an RN, but to advance to an RN or Nurse Practitioner, additional education and certification is required.

Some of the daily duties that a LPN might perform include:
  • Administering medications
  • Giving injections and immunizations
  • Taking vital signs
  • Basic wound care, such as bandaging and cleaning injuries
  • Taking and documenting medical history information
  • IV management
  • CNA supervision and delegation
  • Moving patients
  • Monitoring patient systems and functions, such as fluid output, food intake, etc.

LPN Job Education Requirements

LPNs must have an associate's degree, which combines education and hands-on training in a hospital or other healthcare setting. The education portion includes courses in nursing, pharmacology and biology. Some hospitals offer this certification, although most are getting away from this method of training. Various colleges, vocational and technical schools offer the program, which typically lasts one year for full-time students. After obtaining the associate's degree, the candidate must also pass the LPN exam in order to receive his or her license.

LPN Job Market

As with most other jobs in the healthcare environment, LPN jobs should continue to increase over the next decade. Since LPNs can work directly with patients or they can work in labs, assist with testing and clean and sanitize equipment, they fulfill many job duties in hospitals and other medical areas. Statistics predict that more than 182,000 jobs should open up in the next 10 years, which is a 25 percent increase from the 2012 numbers. This means that becoming a LPN is a great career path with jobs available throughout the country.

LPN Job Salary Information

Per data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median LPN salary in 2012 was $41,540. The range from the top end of the data to the bottom was $57,360 to $30,970. The difference in salary is often due to experience, but employees at government facilities and hospitals tend to earn more than those who work in medical clinics.
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LPN Job Summary: Provide nursing care to patient in the home setting. Observe and assess the client and/or caregiver to enhance the quality of life. Demonstrate individualized creativity in educating the patient and/or caregiver. Follow nursing policy and procedure per agency standards. Follow the plan of care according to physician orders. Demonstrate understanding of Medicare and Medicaid regula...
Job Purpose: Serves patients by providing educational information; helping with daily living; monitoring vital signs and functions; administering medications. We are currently hiring for 3:00 pm to 11:00 pm. shift. We are looking to add 2 part time nurses to our pm team approximately 3 shifts per week which would included every other weekend. Duties: * Educates patients and their families by as...
Mental Health Resource Center, Inc. (MHRC) a comprehensive mental health center and Joint Commission accredited organization, is seeking a Licensed Practical Nurse to join Adult Florida Assertive Community Treatment (FACT) program in the Naples area. The FACT Program is a multi disciplinary, clinical team which assumes responsibility for directly providing needed treatment, rehabilitation and sup...
Iroquois is currently looking for full-time and part-time LPNs. JOB DUTIES: Responsible for the care of all residents and the smooth operational functioning of assigned unit. Review monthly medication administration records and treatment sheets for completeness and accuracy. Administration of medications, treatments and procedures, according to facility policy. Following the resident Comprehe...
Description Golden Valley Rehab and Care Center is accepting applications for full and part time Licensed Practical Nurses to add to our clinical team. Golden Valley has multiple facets when it comes to our clientele. We have a bariatric unit, a very complex TCU, a brain injury unit and mental health/behaviors residents as well. POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / D...
LPN-EXCELLENT F/T OPPORTUNITY! Humana Government Business is seeking an LPN to join our team of providers at a Community Based Outpatient Clinic located in Lake City (North King County), WA. Qualified candidates must possess an Associate Degree or diploma certificate from an accredited program in Practical/Vocational nursing; a current, unrestricted LPN license in Washington; Basic Cardiac Life S...
Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) or Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Dermatology Specialists is currently seeking an experienced LPN or CMA to join our team in our Edina, MN location. Position Description As part of our patient care team, responsibilities would include preparing patients for examination, tests or treatments. Obtaining history and chief complaint; assisting with biopsies, select ...
Description Health and Rehab of New Brighton is searching for full and part time LPN's to add to their clinical team. We are searching for candidates who demonstrate courtesy and respect, express genuine caring attitude to residents and contributes to building a positive team spirit. It is important that you are able to manage difficult or emotional customer situations and responding to all resid...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s/patient’s plan of care. The LPN/LV...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s/patient’s plan of care. The LPN/LV...
Hearth Management Offers: Weekly Paychecks and an Excellent Benefits Package for Full-Time and Part-Time Employees. Part-Time Positions Available SUMMARY: Assist and/or oversee the nursing department and resident care in the absence of the Case Manger or Director of Nursing. Responsibilities/Duties: Scheduled assignments as given by the Case Manager or Director of Nursing to include but not li...
Description Danville Regional Rehab believes in providing our employees with the tools necessary for development and success. We offer an attractive compensation and industry-leading benefits package including: Medical, dental and vision insurance 401(k) and matching contributions STD/LTD and life insurance Paid time off Employee-assistance program – employees and dependents …..And more! F...
Description POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nursing care is provided through coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the resident’s/patient’s plan of care. The LPN/LV...
Description SIGN ON BONUS!!! Forest Ridge Health and Rehab Center is currently offering a $3000 sign on bonus for full time LPN's hired! POSITION SUMMARY: Under the supervision of the RN Unit Manager / DON, a Licensed Practical Nurse/Licensed Vocational Nurse performs as a licensed care giver and assumes responsibility and accountability for assigned residents/patients for a shift of duty. Nur...
Loyal Source Government Services is currently hiring multiple Licensed Practical Nurses at the VA Medical Center in Tucson, AZ. Please apply or contact Meagyn Denoncour directly at mdenoncour[Click Here to Email Your Resumé] or at 407-902-2107. This opportunity offers a Licensed Practical Nurse excellent stability, great compensation and benefits packages and a great work environment serving a p...
We are looking for amazing Licensed Practical Nurses with experience in Assisted Living Care. As an LPN; you will be responsible for providing assistance for our residents at Pacific Regent of Bellevue. We recruit, hire and train only the very best nurses to work in our communities. We look for people who are not only skilled on the clinical side of the job, but who are also compassionate, love wo...
A 60 bed Skilled Nursing Facility in South County is looking for a Full Time LPN. Benefits include health and dental ins, paid holidays and vacations. Send resume to: ***** licensed practical nurse...
Description Galtier Health Center is looking for Licensed Practical Nurses who are motivated and energetic to work on our very busy TCU. This person should love diversity and medically complex residents some with underlying mental health diagnosis. Galtier offers an excellent learning experience for new grad LPN’s! Our facility prides itself on our low turnover rate for employees and excellent em...
Position Description Summary A licensed practical nurse (LPN) [referred to as LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse - in some states] provides care and treatment in accordance with physician orders. Works in a team environment and within scope of practice as defined by State. The LPN / LVN works under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs). Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assess...
Position Description Summary A licensed practical nurse (LPN) [referred to as LVN - Licensed Vocational Nurse - in some states] provides care and treatment in accordance with physician orders. Works in a team environment and within scope of practice as defined by State. The LPN / LVN works under the direction of physicians and registered nurses (RNs). Essential Duties & Responsibilities Assess...

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $52,000.00
Typical Salary for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
(1145 Respondents)
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Education / Training

Vocational
36.4%
Some College Coursework Completed
25.4%
Associates
16.8%
Certification
10.3%
Bachelor's
6%
Professional
3.1%
(653 Respondents)
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