Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs), also known as licensed vocational nurses (LVNs), provide basic medical care within the healthcare industry. LPNs earn more money than CNAs but less than most RNs. Your exact LPN salary will depend on many factors such as the state in which you live, the industry in which you work, and more.
LPN jobs have a positive outlook, and according to Bureau of Labor Statistics, the field is expected to grow 25% between 2012 and 2022. Although an LPN’s scope of practice is more restricted compared to an RN, they still have a number of different job responsibilities, including dressing wounds, cleaning patients, giving injections, and more.
You can become an LPN in as little as 12-18 months. My mother worked as an LPN throughout her career. LPNs may be paid a salary or hourly wage. The average income tends to increase with experience.