Jane in Utica, Michigan said: I've been an LPN for four years now and make over 25/ hr at a local nursing home. I also recently picked up a contingent position at another nursing home for 26.50/hr. Everyone has their place, and LPN's will always be needed. Some of us are better nurses than RN's due to our experience. I've been in the medical field for 22 years, and can run circles around of our new RN grads. Don't give up, there is a position out there for you!!
I agree with LPNs being well trained and "running circles around the new RNs" I am currently mentoring a new RN in OH. I plan to relocate to MI and was actually offered a job in Roscommon, MI. Pay is not great, but if u want less stress it is worth it. I am not going to take the job in Roscommon as I plan to continue to work in OH part time and spend part of each month in MI to enjoy the beautiful North. Send resumes randomly and follow up with notes and phone calls....jobs are out there!! Good luck to my fellow LPNs. P.S. I have been an LPN for 22 years and still love what I do!