What is a travel LPN?
A travel licensed practical nurse (LPN) is a nursing professional who provides care to patients in a variety of settings, including hospitals, clinics, and long-term care facilities. Travel LPNs typically work on temporary assignments lasting anywhere from a few weeks to several months. Typically, a travel LPN is employed by a central staffing agency, which deploys them around to different health care settings.
What are the benefits of being a travel LPN?
Some of the benefits of being a travel LPN include:
-The ability to see different parts of the country (or world)
-Flexible work hours
-Opportunities to learn new skills
-The chance to meet new people and make new friends
How do I become a travel LPN
To become a travel LPN, you will need to have either an Associate’s Degree in Nursing, or an LPN. You will need to have obtained 1-2 years of clinical experience before becoming a travel LPN.
What type of work will I do as a travel LPN?
As a travel LPN, you will provide care to patients in a variety of settings. This may include hospitals, clinics, long-term care facilities, or even home health care. You will be responsible for a variety of tasks, including taking vital signs, administering medications, and providing general nursing care.
Where do Travel LPNs work?
Travel LPNs work in schools, nursing homes, doctor offices and home health care settings.
What are the challenges of being a travel LPN?
LPNs can face challenges. Often times, they do have to deal with push back or jealousy from other on-site nurses due to shift flexibility. They can also face the possibility of burnout if they are pushed on hours and workload. Additionally, travel LPNs by nature, can get fatigued of being sent around to different facilities, thus they don’t gain a sense of comfort or belonging in one facility.
What is the salary of a travel LPN?
The median salary of a travel LPN is dependent on the state or region of the United States where they are working. However, it may be in the range of $67,000 to $72,000 per year.