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The duties of an LPN include:
- Monitoring patients’ health
- Administering basic health care
- Providing to the basic needs of patients, such as helping them eat, bathe and get dressed
- Reporting on a patient’s condition to doctors and senior nurses
- Maintaining patient records
- Collecting samples for lab analysis
This experience will serve you well when you decide on a specialization.
Right now, the states offering the highest annual LPN salaries, all between $50,000 and $55,000, are Connecticut, Rhode Island, Washington, D.C., Massachusetts, and Alaska.
Nursing homes and long-term adult care facilities are big employers of LPNs. The average salary for an LPN going to work in a nursing home is $43,000 to $44,000 annually.
The average annual for an LPN who works in doctors’ offices, clinics, ambulatory surgical centers, or emergency medical centers is around $30,000.
Home health care LPNs provide care to patients in their homes. The average annual salary is around $43,000.
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