Charge Nurse (LPN) Reviews

Q: What is it like working as a Charge Nurse (LPN)?

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Ottumwa:
"Fast paced, diverse work environment. Stressful at times."
Pros: The residents and family members. The challenge of the job and pushing myself to learn and excel. I enjoy working with my co workers.
Cons: Feel under paid when I hear about what other nurses are making and the years ive been there. There is no bonus for not missing work. Can be a stressful when call offs and short staffed.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Olathe:
Pros: The residents. Being able to visit with them when I have time.
Cons: Not having enough time to spend the one on one time with them. Everything is so rush rush anymore with all this new technology. I feel it takes away from the actual human touch/care.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Bridgeville:
Don't was time with lpn school go straight to RNs . In this profession lpn can't advance to any position except pass med.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Amboy:
Recieve the proper training before working on your own.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Covington:
"It's great."
Pros: The one on one resident care.
Cons: Poor communication.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Elkhart:
"Horrible working conditions."
Pros: My patients and co-workers.
Cons: No raises in 6 years. No incentives. No reviews. Management will not help if we are short staffed. 35 patients to 1 nurse. No support. Residents are allowed to physically and verbally abuse the staff. Old broken equipment. No isolation equipment ever. To much more to list.

Charge Nurse (LPN) in Washington:
"The hours and they constantly change."
If you have no experience and are fresh out of nursing school, don't specialize in one field. Get your feet wet in one specialization and learn how to work somewhere else and becom specialized in that field. My 1st job was a dialysis nurse but once I was comfortable there, I got a job at a nursing home to learn how to work as a nurse and learn to charge. Nursing homes are the only places that I know of where you can learn the art of charging others. Once comfortable there, I sought and obtained a job at a hospital on med/surg floor where I learned how to manage 1-7 patients in an acute setting where I could actively start IVs, IV drips, manage IV pumps etc.