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LPN Jobs in Tucson, AZ

Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs)

Licensed practical nurses (LPNs) are an essential part of a medical facility's nursing team. They perform basic patient care, monitor patients' conditions, collect data from physicians and report this information to registered nurses and give patients their medications as directed by the physician or nurse practitioner. LPNs work with people suffering from a variety of diseases, ranging from the common cold to potentially life-threatening traumas. LPNs also can work in the community providing preventative healthcare screenings and teaching patients about wellness.

LPNs work as part of a healthcare team under the direction of registered nurses (RNs) and physicians to provide basic medical care to patients. LPN training takes around 12 to 16 months. LPNs may receive additional training in order to work in a specialty area, such as long-term care or pediatrics. LPNs must be licensed by the state in which they wish to practice. LPNs are required to renew their licenses every two years. LPNs should pass a criminal background check and have no felony convictions on their records before receiving a license from the state. LPNs must complete continuing education courses every two years in order to maintain their licenses.

Long-term care facilities often require that LPNs complete additional training so they can work with dementia patients or bedridden individuals. LPN salaries range widely based on location, facility and experience.

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Grow Your LPN Career in Scottsdale with Per Diem Shifts
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Hospitals, medical centers, long-term care facilities, and home health agencies are all grappling with nursing shortages as patient intake continues to rise. For staffing solutions, they turn to NursaTM to find skilled nurses who will work per diem (PRN) shifts.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the average annual salary for LPNs in Scottsdale is $55,790 or $26.82 hourly which is already a bit higher than the state's average. It's common knowledge that the hourly compensation rate for working PRN is typically higher than the average for a full-time or part-time employee. Nevertheless, what is often overlooked are the other ways PRN work can contribute to a nurse’s career.

LPNs who have taken some time off from the industry can find great success getting back in by working PRN shifts. LPNs who need experience hours in a certain unit to test for a new specialty or certification can pick up those experience hours shift by shift.

Learning new skills from other clinicians and making connections not only with other nurses but other medical professionals and management staff can open doors for a future career opportunity as well. Avoiding the problem of burnout by working shifts in a variety of settings is another often overlooked benefit.
Our LPNs Love Picking Up Jobs in Scottsdale, AZ
There's so much more to Scottsdale, Arizona than world-class golfing resorts. Top-notch public and private schools are just another important pieces. This city is popular with young people starting out their professional lives and those with families. It has a growing job market, low crime, exciting nightlife, excellent dining, and shopping opportunities. Top it off with weekend drives to California beaches or snowy ski resorts, and you'll see why residents love this city.

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