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♥ Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18742 posts
14th Jul '13

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lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, New York 2551 posts
status 14th Jul '13

LPN. 1 year of school. I make $20/hr as just an LPN but I also supervise and that's when I make $28/hr. Pretty easy to find a job.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2439 posts
14th Jul '13

I am curious to watch this. I will be graduating with an education degree, but don't know if I'll actually find a job in my field. I want to go back and get my masters once my LO starts kindergarden, but idk what in.

¡VinHaute! Memphis, Tennessee 44457 posts
status 14th Jul '13
Amber ♡ Due August 13 (boy); 1 child; Kansas 18742 posts
14th Jul '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" LPN. 1 year of school. I make $20/hr as just an LPN but I also supervise and that's when I make $28/hr. Pretty easy to find a job."


What exactly do you do? Where do you work? Hospital, nursing home, doctors office? Was school extremely hard for you?

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
14th Jul '13

Right now, full time student I'm studying architectural engineering. And I work with a distillery doing promotions for them on the weekends.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, New York 2551 posts
status 14th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Amb ♥:</b>" What exactly do you do? Where do you work? Hospital, nursing home, doctors office? Was school extremely hard for you?"</blockquote>




I work overnights at a nursing home that's turning into a rehabilitation center mostly. Its so easy. I pass pills and change treatments. Occasionally change a catheter. I can count on one hand that I've toileted someone. When I supervise it's a little different. I just started doing that though. You do a little bit of everything. School wasn't horrible but I took a lot of medical classes in high school.



I've worked in a doctor's office, hated it with a passion and only made $15/hr. Did clinicals in hospitals and the settings just not for me. I like to get to know my patients long term.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2439 posts
14th Jul '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" LPN. 1 year of school. I make $20/hr as just an LPN but I also supervise and that's when I make $28/hr. Pretty easy to find a job."

are there many lpn jobs in your area? around here in MN they are completely phasing out LPN jobs and going for RN (we do also have Mayo clinic so our healthcare system is extremely high quality which may be why the LPNs aren't wanted often).

Fierce Mama 1 child; Houston, Texas 74716 posts
14th Jul '13
Quoting Tasha Norman:" are there many lpn jobs in your area? around here in MN they are completely phasing out LPN jobs and ... [snip!] ... (we do also have Mayo clinic so our healthcare system is extremely high quality which may be why the LPNs aren't wanted often)."


I've heard the same for Texas as well, but I only know of the Houston area. My friend just graduated with her LPN in Nevada and had many job offers, she lives in Las Vegas.

A, E & W's mommy Due October 21; Bulgaria 15280 posts
14th Jul '13

I went to school for 6 years to become a teacher and it was significantly harder to find a full time job that I had been told. I ended up doing substitute work (in Canada you need a degree for that) for 8 years before the number of kids I had started to outweigh in babysitting cost the amount that I would make. Depending on where I've lived the pay has been different but without a northern residency allowance it's usually about 35,000- 50,000 full time but I usually made closer to 30,000 as a sub. Now I'm a doula, I don't get paid much at all, but I only take OB clients when I want to and I'm much happier with my work.....it's just a darn good thing my hubby can support us, lol

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2439 posts
14th Jul '13
Quoting A, E & W's mommy:" I went to school for 6 years to become a teacher and it was significantly harder to find a full time ... [snip!] ... take OB clients when I want to and I'm much happier with my work.....it's just a darn good thing my hubby can support us, lol"


they don't tell you all the secrets about the education field until right before graduation :evil:

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, New York 2551 posts
status 14th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" are there many lpn jobs in your area? around here in MN they are completely phasing out LPN jobs and ... [snip!] ... (we do also have Mayo clinic so our healthcare system is extremely high quality which may be why the LPNs aren't wanted often)."</blockquote>




Yeah there's tons of LPN jobs here. I was curious and looked in the paper last week and saw at least 10. All kinds of diff positions too from riding on the bus with kids to hospitals. I actually applied for hospice.

MinnesotaMommy2One 1 child; Minnesota 2439 posts
14th Jul '13
Quoting lynnsaymarie:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" are there many lpn jobs in your area? around ... [snip!] ... saw at least 10. All kinds of diff positions too from riding on the bus with kids to hospitals. I actually applied for hospice."


not too bad of a gig for your area then for only a year of school dang

la_mas_hermosa Due July 22; 17 kids; Minneapolis, Minnesota 6095 posts
14th Jul '13

Went to school for six years. 4 for my B.S. in microbiology and 2 for my M.S. in food science. I work for a food company as a food scientist. I would say it was relatively easy to find a job. I got hired two weeks before graduating after a 15 min phone interview.

lynnsaymarie 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, New York 2551 posts
status 14th Jul '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Tasha Norman:</b>" not too bad of a gig for your area then for only a year of school dang"</blockquote>




I totally agree. I'm actually kinda lucky cause LPNs aren't normally supervisors but my director of nursing thinks I'm good for the position. The only stipulation is a RN has to be on call for any falls or deaths since LPNs can't assess or pronounce death. Also RNs can only pronounce death in nursing homes.