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 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...
Description Sequim Health and Rehab Center is accepting applications for full and part time LPN's to add to their clinical team. 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...
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!!!! BREMERTON HEALTH AND REHAB IS OFFERING A $2500 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. Nursing care is prov...
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 Park Health and Rehab Center is accepting applications for full and part time LPN's to add to their team. 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 provide...
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 Richfield Health Center is accepting full and part time applications Licensed Practical Nurses. 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 ...
Description Texas Terrace Care Center is looking for a positive and energetic Licensed Practical Nurses that would fit in well with a busy and rewarding long term care unit. Our ideal candidate would be an excellent communicator that brings a smile to work everyday and is always thinking about ways to improve the quality of life for others. The candidate must have patience and compassion as our r...
Description $2500 SIGN ON BONUS FOR FULL TIME LPN'S HIRED!!! 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:...
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 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...
Part Time Clare Bridge of Carmel - 301 Executive Drive Carmel, IN 46032 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meeting all ...
Full-Time Position Sterling House of Marion - 308 Banks Road East; Marion, OH 43302 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also ...
PRN Positions available (1 opening for Personalized Living) Brookdale University Park - 2020 South Monroe St. Denver, CO 80210 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue t...
PRN Position Available for Personalized Living Meridian Boulder - 801 Gillaspie Drive, Boulder, CO 80305 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that ...
Full Time - 10pm to 6am and every other weekend Clare Bridge North Oaks - 300 Village Center Drive North Oaks, MN 55127 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live ...
Full-Time (30 Hours/Week) Santa Catalina Villas - 7500 N Calle Sin Envidia Tucson, AZ 85718 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want whi...
Part Time and Full Time Positions Available Brookdale Hawthorne Lakes - 10 East Hawthorn Parkway Vernon Hills, IL 60061 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live ...
Full Time Freedom Pointe of Minnetonka - 500 Carlson Pkwy. Minnetonka, MN 55305 A career with Brookdale has never been more rewarding! Brookdale is the only national full-spectrum senior living solutions company and committed to providing the best options for our over 110,000 residents we serve. The services that we offer ensure residents continue to live the lives that they want while also meet...

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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Salaries

$29,120.00 - $52,000.00
Typical Salary for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
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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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