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Based on 1,259 responses, the job of Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) has received a job satisfaction rating of 3.78 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)?

December 2015
"Steady work, predictable health problems."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Some days require very light work, more assessing than action.
Cons: Long hours.
January 2016
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Helpfulness, customer service, leadership role.
Cons: Stress, lack of communication.
January 2016
"I like the work stability."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Very good work staff to work with. Scrub casual, no uniform assigned.
Cons: Rotating Schedule.
January 2016
"Working in Correctional Managed Care."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: The up side of working for UTMB on the Correctional Managed Care side is the benefits that are offered. In talking with other nurses that work for other entities, I have found that UTMB offers the best Insurances, health, dental and vision, best retirement, as well as the most paid holidays.
Cons: The down side of working for UTMB on the Correctional Managed Care side is the fact that we get our funding through the state of Texas so if Legislature decides we don't need a raise, we don't get one. I have worked for this company for almost ten years and make barely more than any of the new hires who came have less experience than I do. Working with and around offenders is not easy and is high stress and there is no way to get a raise unless you go back to school and get another degree (which sometimes, the pay increase vs how much is put out on school, does not make it worthwhile). I would have to lose my position w. That I am very good at and love very much to get a very small increase in pay so again, just not worth the trouble.
May 2016
"Home Care."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: People in the Office and my Patient. Some flexibility in my schedule.
Cons: Poor Pay and Benefits. Daily frustration with one of the Caregivers of my patient.
June 2016
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Helping patients and families find comfort and acceptance of their or their loved one's terminal illness at the end of their life. It is challenging, and rewarding, and definitely a calling.
Cons: The Politics, workplace bullying, & bureaucracy really make my work and home life difficult, and complicated, and have put me off of the profession. I deal every day with people who are going through possibly the worst time in their lives. My job is difficult enough, without having to put up with people who sit in an office all day, and have nothing better to do than to harass others, and complicate the simple act of extending your love to others.
June 2016
"Love being a nurse."
Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN):
Pros: Helping patients, making a difference in patients lives.
Cons: Miles away from home, rotating schedule.