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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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...
This is a .8 night shift position & includes every other weekend. We will consider an RN or LPN for this position. Duties: Responsible for delivery of quality resident care in accordance with established standards of practice. May be responsible for Charge of Building responsibilities. Provide leadership, guidance, motivation, coaching & support to help develop other staff members. Acts as a role...
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...
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...
Fletcher Allen Health Care in Burlington, Vermont has openings for full-time and part-time LPNs. Fletcher Allen Health Care is a 562-bed academic medical center affiliated with the University of Vermont School of Medicine. We are a Level I Adult and Pediatric Trauma Center serving a population of one million throughout Vermont and Northern New York. With over 7,000 employees, we are the largest p...
Guardian Angel Home Care is now hiring for a LPN. Must have a minimum of one (1) years Home Care experience preferred. MUST BE FLUENT IN SPANISH AND ENGLISH! Job Summary: Provides skilled professional nursing care within the scope of LPN practice, to the patient as prescribed by the physician and maintains compliance with regulations established by the State Board of Nursing, American Nursing A...
Job Description: We are actively interviewing and hiring the Orlando areas most talented Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN)! If you are a Licensed Practical Nurse with more than 3 years of Private Practice experience in Cardiology, Internal Medicine, Oncology, Orthopaedics, Ambulatory Surgery or Dermatology then we want to meet with you right a way! This is an amazing opportunity to expand your hor...
compensation: TBD Experienced LPN -- Medical Clinic is a multi-specialty clinic looking for an LPN for a Family Medicine Physician. Prior clinic experience strongly preferred. We are looking for applicants with the following: • Friendly disposition • Team player • Comfortable with using computers (EMR/EHR and Practice Management software experience preferred) • Ability to complete documentation i...
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...
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...
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...
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...
We are looking for LPN's to join our team at both locations! We have full time, FLEX, and part time positions available. For more information and positions details please visit our website at www.eamc.org and follow the careers tab....
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 SIGN ON BONUS!!! $1500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL TIME LPN'S HIRED!!! Puget Sound Healthcare Center is accepting applications for full and part time LPN's on all shifts!!! 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 ...
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 Davnille Regional Rehab is applications for full and part time LPN's to add to their clinical team on the evening shift. 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 respondi...
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...
Franciscan Home Care Services is a well-established, faith-based, home health provider with offices in Crown Point and Michigan City. We are committed to selecting the highest quality health care professionals to provide excellent care and customer service to our patients in Northern Indiana. We provide service in Lake, Porter, LaPorte, Jasper, Newton and Starke counties. We are currently seeking...

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $52,000.00
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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%
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