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Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

Top 10 Best and Worst States to be a LPN/LVN

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There is a projected need for 309,000 LPN and LVNs needed in the United States by 2016. LPN and LVNs are one of the most in demand professions in America, but with so many job openings, it begs the question: Where should you work? NursingLink is committed to providing its members with the most most pertinent career research available. Below is the 10 best and worst places to be a LPN and LVN based on starting salary and job openings.


10 States with the Lowest LPN/LVN Jop Openings

State Average Annual Job Openings
1. New Hampshire
110
2. South Dakota
80
3. Hawaii
70
4. North Dakota
70
5. Rhode Island
70
6. Delaware
60
7. Maine
50
8. Vermont
50
9 Wyoming
50
10. Alaska
20



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    imamichigannurse

    over 1 year ago

    2 comments

    I make $20.60 being a night shift LPN in a LTC facility in Michigan. Considering a move to Sarasota, Florida. Good or bad move if I need financial gain ?

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    barchambeault

    over 1 year ago

    2 comments

    I concur with nursesrit LPNs are no longer needed with MA's or PCT/PCA's replacing our duties, here in New England we now have med techs as well. We hear of the continually need for nurses yet we are the forgot ones, LPNs were establish early in WW2 to be the bedside nurse now we are being replace with those with less education and oversite. As an unemployed LPN w/17yrs experience and BS you would think I could secure work, NO WAY, I am reminded each day that I am not a RN and my services are not needed. This saddens me that if LPNs' were utilized like they were in the 1950's-1980's there would be no nursing shortage. Since I am gripping today LPNs not you like it when someone asks you what kind of nurse you are if you answer proud LPN they respond with Oh....

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    nursesrit

    almost 2 years ago

    38 comments

    With the unstable economy and changes in healthcare
    reform, it is quite a challenge to secure a LVN job in
    Southern California. I have worked in the insurance industry
    as a case manager doing utilization review. The pay.... it
    is $35.00 dollars! Great pay!!! But, it s mostly temporary.
    When the contract ends, then it's over. Very unreliable, and it
    is mainly RN dominant. I have proudly been a LVN for 27 years.
    Honestly, I am going back to school to get my RN. More doors
    of opportunity are available for RN's than LVN.

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    marlyelena

    almost 2 years ago

    2 comments

    i made 16.00/hr in the state of florida. thats why they have such a need possibly.

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    NurseNk

    about 2 years ago

    2 comments

    i work in N. CAli and I make $6 more than the top state per hour, and thats a day shift, PM and NOc get more per hour. So def dont believe what you read!

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    curvygirl2

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I don't know who did this research...but I made $160 a day for 8 hour shift in West Virginia...and that was day shift....so don't believe everything you read!..do your research and KNOW your worth!
    Proud LPN of 20 years!

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    4Celestialstat

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Well, Im an lpn in TN let me just say it is very hard to get a decent job most are nursing homes, its not the poor residents lets face it having 30 people on day shift is set up for failure nursing homes work u like a never freed slave in 2012. They are all getting worse too much paper work, no decent work schedules just crazy and the people you have to work with in nrsing homes here do not value hard work you will have many many more opportunities with an RN degree. When I completed my LPN program our instructor told us to go straight to the nursing home!!!!

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    MomOfTwoBratz

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I live in Upstate NY & jobs here do not pay and the nursing homes are awful. I have never worked in a hospital and don't want to. I love working in nursing homes with the elderly. I want out of this state-NO SNOW-and have not had much luck finding any jobs online. I was considering FL but not sure from things I've read on this & other sites. Anyone have any suggestions????

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    slb07lpn

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    Looking for a job in washington state around seattle as an LPN. Any good advice as where to look??

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    grazynurse

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    ms princess let me know where i can work in northern ca i just relocated

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    msprincess0124

    over 2 years ago

    2 comments

    I see that California ranks #8 on this list and I don't know where they're getting their data from but I make over $4.00 more an hour than they do in Connecticut and I live in Northern California. My starting pay when I was first hired in 2007 was $24.00 an hour.

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    northnurse

    about 3 years ago

    70 comments

    I have been a Lpn for 22 years and left St Paul Mn march 2011 and moved to the Tampa Fl area for nursing as the internet said it was the #2 area in the nation with the most Lpn jobs. Not true, really bad, not to mention the low pay and bad working conditions. I mad great money in Mn. and the working conditions and standards were alot better. But still I want the warm weather. Where do I go?

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