Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) Reviews

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

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Quitman:
"Helping save lives."
Pros: Everything.
Cons: Nothing.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Winchester:
"Great Hospital Experience for Licensed Practical Nurses!"
Pros: I like that I am assigned to the two medical surgical floors, but can float to ICU, Emergency Department, Cardiac Cath Lab, Labor and Delivery, and you name it! Secondly, I love the people I work with.
Cons: There is no pay transparency. It seemed like all the new hires past a certain date did not receive a med/animosity extra pay per hour like the older hires. It caused a lot of aminosity for a few months. Then out of nowhere our manager told all the new people they would be getting the extra pay. Poor communication about pay. It got to the point where nurses were sharing what they made with one another to make sure they were not getting the bad end of the deal.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Oakwood:
"I love it but sometimes it's quite stressful."
Pros: I love giving patient care it can be very rewarding.
Cons: Some of the policies from corporate, minimal benefits.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Meriden:
"Very fullfilling."
Pros: I like the care I give and the interaction with the individuals I serve and care for.
Cons: Paperwork.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in West Chester:
Pros: The patients and work hours.
Cons: Not enough money.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Bloomington:
Pros: Reasonable hours, generally Monday through Friday 8am-8pm and no required major holidays (ie Christmas, Thanksgiving). Premier Healthcare is provider owned and operated, so changes in clinical procedures can be enacted by healthcare professionals rather than administrators with no clinical training. You also have $0 deductible if you see a Premier Healthcare provider, so your only out of pocket expense is the amount your insurance doesn't cover.
Cons: Generally poor pay, on average our LPNs make about $5/hr than our major competitors pay and our RNs make about $3/hr less. The benefits are below average as well, our prescription plan is poor and the employee share of the health benefits is fairly high for what you get. We generally don't get raises on a regular basis (no cost of living or performance raise), we got a 1% raise over the last 3 years which did not outpace inflation so we are actually making less comparatively than we did 3 years ago. Our HR and administration can be tedious. Employees clocking in 1 minute late are treated the same as those who call in and employees that are sent home sick can be written up. There are no exceptions made, so family emergencies are treated the same as taking unscheduled time off at the last minute. There are few, if any, opportunities for advancement and career development is non-existent.

Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) in Memphis:
Pros: The slow pace and one on one care.
Cons: Isolation.