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Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

We asked 21,782 job seekers about their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN). This is what they told us:

  • 53% of job seekers said "help my career progression" was the biggest reason for earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)
  • 94% said earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) helped them make more money
  • 96% said earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) helped them get a job
  • 96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

What are people saying about getting a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

Did this certification help you make more money?

Based on 21,774 responses

94% said earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) helped them make more money

Did this certification help you get a job?

Based on 21,774 responses

96% said earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) helped them get a job

Would you recommend this certification?

Based on 21,775 responses

96% said they would recommend a family member or friend earn their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)

Why did you decide to earn your Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

Based on 21,782 responses

Required for my current job

17%

Make more money

22%

Changing careers

34%

Get an edge over other candidates

2%

Help my career progression

53%

Other

17%

What was your job title after earning this certification?

Based on 16,616 responses

Licensed Practical Nurse View jobs

81%

Charge Nurse View jobs

5%

Nurse View jobs

3%

Nursing Assistant View jobs

2%

Licensed Vocational Nurse View jobs

1%

What do people wish they knew before earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

14,573 people answered

“What employers prefer their staff to have for certification.”

Jan. 17, 2021

“I wish I knew about the various RN programs that are close to the same amount of time it took me to get my LPN. I would have went straight for my RN”

Jan. 16, 2021

“Nothing really I always wanted to be a nurse”

Jan. 16, 2021

“That hospitals were phasing out LPNs”

Jan. 16, 2021

“I learned that I should have gone into RN school and completed my BSN, which I am currently working on.”

Jan. 16, 2021

What advice would you give to someone interested in earning their Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)?

15,687 people answered

“No matter what anyone says, do what’s best for you! People will judge you no matter what you do”

Jan. 17, 2021

“Be organized and take the time to study.”

Jan. 17, 2021

“Know your medications. You have to study every night.”

Jan. 16, 2021

“Find a program that will not promote less than the best students, unlike state programs.”

Jan. 16, 2021

“Become a CNA first. If you can’t do basic care you’re not ready.”

Jan. 16, 2021