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Based on 7 responses, the job of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.71 out of 5. On average, Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)s are highly satisfied with their job.
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Q: What is it like working as a Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN)?

June 2015
"Cases are fine, but company doesn't pay the nurse's true wor."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Flexibility.
Cons: Poor payrates. Stress.
June 2015
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Supposed to have flexible hours/schedule.
Cons: No benefits, no sick time or vacation.
July 2015
"Tough Field."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Experience the diffrent types of Nursing out there before makig a solid commitment.
July 2015
"Under staffed."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: 3 day work week. Accruing PTO.
Cons: Under staffed. No relief for short staffing.
August 2015
"Wish I knew then what I know now."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
If you are able to and want to get your rn. Go soon. One you have kids it is much harder.
August 2015
"The Full Experience."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Helping improve peoples health one issue at a time, giving people information to improve their health and well being, educating the public on health concerns and options.
Cons: Often unappreciated, often abused (verbally, emotionally, occasionally physically), physically exhausting (long hours on feet and lifting), long hours and odd schedules lead to few quality hours of time with family and few options to work "normal" schedules (M-F 8-5), often work weekends and holidays (with no pay increase), few health benefits offered, saturated field makes it a very competitive job market with fewer options (LVNs being phased out by hospitals and other practices for MAs and RNs), stress level.
November 2015
"Wonderful and rewarding, but current facility is horrible."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Patient care and satisfaction. Making a difference in others lives.
Cons: Lack of patient safety and care, poor poor management. My patients deserve better, I want leave but love my patients that deserve the best care.