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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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...
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...
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 SIGN ON BONUS!!! $3000 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 ...
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...
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...
AC-Healthcare is actively looking for full and part-time Licensed Practical Nurses / LPN's for various healthcare facilities. We have several opportunities in Seattle/Tacoma and surrounding areas. AC-Healthcare has many positions that would allow you to start working as soon as we get your completed application back! When you join our team, you're joining a close family of dedicated nurses. Whethe...
MSG Staffing busier than ever and are looking for CNA to work in Agawam, Sunderland and Turners falls at long term care facilities. We currently have per diem shifts available 7-3, 3-11, & 11-7. We are looking for experienced LPN's who are available for shifts in this settings. Requirements: LPN license and cpr Physical, tb test MMR varicella immunization record We work with some of the fines...
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...
LPN Job Description DOORWAYS is an interfaith non-profit organization which provides housing and related supportive services to improve quality of life and health outcomes for people affected by HIV/AIDS. The organization is currently in search of a qualified Licensed Practical Nurse (L.P.N.) to work PRN shifts. The organization is also seeking PRN Certified Nursing Assistants (C.N.A.’s) and PRN...
MSG Staffing is searching for LPN's to join our per diem pool in the Springfield area. We work with nursing homes, elderly day programs, hospice homes, home care patients, and many other settings. We have day, evening, and night shifts available. Requirements: -Valid MA LPN License -At least 6 months work experience as an LPN -Ability to provide 3 professional references Per Diem Features: -...
The Licensed Practical Nurse administers nursing care according to the plan of care to terminally ill patients admitted to the VITAS program, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State of California. Provides direct skilled bedside nursing care. Evaluates patient /family needs in the preparation and executions of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on the team and the...
The Licensed Practical Nurse administers nursing care according to the plan of care to terminally ill patients admitted to the VITAS program, in accordance with the Nurse Practice Act in the State of California. Provides direct skilled bedside nursing care. Evaluates patient /family needs in the preparation and executions of the interdisciplinary plan of care for each patient on the team and the...
Every aspect of every Golden LivingCenter is focused on providing compassionate health care to our patients and residents, whether they are recovering from illness, surgery or require long term care. As a Licensed Practical Nurse, you’ll enjoy the benefits of working among a collaborative, multidisciplinary team as well as access to the resources you need to make a real difference. Bring us your n...
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...
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...

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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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