Avg. Base Hourly Rate (USD)
The average hourly pay for a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) is $20.71
What is the Pay by Experience Level for Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s?
An early career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 1-4 years of experience earns an average total compensation (includes tips, bonus, and overtime pay) of $19.72 based on 15 salaries. A mid-career Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) with 5-9 years of experience earns an average total compensation of $21.38 based on 12 salaries. An …Read more
What Do Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN)s Do?
Licensed practical nurses (LPN) are responsible for using their extensive training in a wide range of nursing tasks and patient-care objectives. These nurses must have strong communication skills to interact with patients, listen to their concerns, talk to their families, and solve any issues as soon as they arise. They must also be organized and pay close attention to detail to facilitate this care.
LPNs follow strict safety and privacy guidelines to maintain confidentiality and security in …Read more
- Take temperatures, dress wounds, record vital signs, collect blood and urine samples and prep patients for examinations, etc.
- May include some clerical work and may work under the supervision of a registered nurse.
- Provide basic medical care helping physicians and registered nurses to focus in more specialized areas in patient care.