Do Not Work here as an LPN! avoid at all cost!
Licensed Practical Nurse (Former Employee) – Newark, DE – April 26, 2018
Low pay, poor management, overworked, no room for growth. I have worked for Christiana Care for almost 5 years and I still pretty much have the same rate. Raises are less than 50 cents a year, and most LPN's are making 17.89 an hour to start out. It's so bad that even the Administrative Assistants, Medical Records staff, and Secretary makes either the same amount or more. Which I believe is an Injustice being though LPN's are required to do the most work between Medical Assistants and RN's. We pretty much do everything. I was doing more than 5 jobs, while getting paid lower than most. Management has no regard for us as well because we do not fit Christiana Cares goal of Magnet Status. Anyone who is not Magnet Status is immediately disregarded and talked down to. There is also no room to advance. LPN's are the only ones who do not have a ladder within Christiana. Even Medical Records, Medical Assistants, PCT's have a ladder. I have never felt so low in my life. Education is geared toward RN's getting a better degree and not really toward anyone else. If I were an LPN I would stay far from this place. The only benefit we have is maybe our benefits and that is level across the board. LPN's have no career opportunities, compensation is horrible, work life/balance is bad, and senior management does not help. I have reached out multiple times and have not had any help.
Benefits, Retirement Plan, Trp
Low pay, poor management, no advancement