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Chicago LPN Stats:
Comfort Score Rank: #67 of 100
Benefit of RN Rank: #4 of 100
Avg. LPN Salary: $33,490
LPNs employed: 7000

Other Cities in Illinois: Springfield, Oak Park, Peoria

Chicago has a growing number of opportunities in the nursing field.  Within the state, Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) make up 26 % of the total nurses and the LPN comfort score is 67.  This takes into account the average LPN salary, average state salary and cost of living.  The Alabama RN comfort score is considerably higher at 124.  The difference in scores is the 4th highest in the nation and indicates that it is highly beneficial to obtain an RN degree.  Alabama nursing schools and universities can provide more information that can help you pursue either degree.  Birmingham is Alabama’s largest city and host to a large number of potential educational institutions.

LPN Salaries in Alabama
Licensed Practical Nurses (LPN) in Alabama earn an average of $16.10/hr and a yearly income of $33,490.  Starting salaries range from $12-18/hr.  An LPN can work in a variety of areas within the nursing field including nursing care facilities, hospitals or a physicians’ office. When choosing a career path, salary is only one piece to consider.  Many LPNs find a more rewarding career in a family office rather than a hospital, despite a lower salary.  It is crucial to begin trying to figure out which area is the best fit for you as early as possible.  Take advantage of all the offered nursing classes and programs as well as continue to educate yourself and research all the available options before deciding.

LPN Degree and Education in AL
In the state of Alabama, the practical nursing program is the quickest route to becoming a nurse.  To earn a degree requires one year of courses as well as hands-on practice.  You are required to obtain a CPR card, and pass the NCLEX-PN exam upon completion of the course.  In addition, four contact hours must be completed in areas related to board functions, the Nurse Practice Act, regulations and professional conduct and accountability. These can be provided by the Alabama Board of Nursing or by an approved provider.

License renewal is required every two years and is referred to as an earning period. LPNs are required to renew every odd year.  In addition, twenty-four hours of continuing education are required every earning period.  These classes are available through the Alabama Board of Nursing or an approved provider.

With any questions about nursing programs and specific requirements, contact the admissions office of your chosen college or school.

Alabama LPN Job Outlook
The nursing shortage in The United States is steadily increasing. There is a rising demand for new and more effective health procedures and life expectancy averages are continuing to climb.  These issues will be reflected in the Alabama health industry and help to create an extremely strong job outlook for LPNs.  Alabama hospitals, home health companies and doctor offices are now offering flexible schedules, educational benefits, higher pay and other incentives to retain their staff and to recruit new nurses. Some hospitals are even offering sign on bonuses or student loan reimbursement up to certain maximums.

There are 81 hospitals in Alabama, approximately 235 nursing facilities and hundreds of physician offices.  Overall, the future for Alabama nursing looks very bright.  A career as an LPN in this state can provide opportunities and security.

The Alabama State Board of Nursing Website is www.abn.state.al.us

Programs For Colleges Below.

  • Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse to BSN
  • Certification in Nursing - LPN
  • BS in Nursing (RN Required)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing/Health Care Education
  • M.S. in Nursing/MBA/Health Care Management
  • M.S. in Nursing/Master of Health Administration
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

University of Phoenix

As the largest private university in North America, University of Phoenix has more than 200 locations, and is available online in most countries around the world. Whether you're seeking a college degree at an associate's, bachelor's, master's, or doctoral level, we can help you reach your academic goal-and sooner than you might think.




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Now you can earn your degree online while maintaining your personal and professional responsibilities. Brown Mackie University is a highly respected and accredited university. Benefit from extensive library services as well as their full service Financial Aid office. Programs in LPN, RN, BSN and Health and Human Services are taught by a stellar faculty. The online curriculum allows you to study when and where it's most convenient.



Kaplan University

Kaplan University is an institution of higher learning dedicated to providing innovative undergraduate, graduate, and continuing professional education. Our LPN program fosters student learning with opportunities to launch, enhance, or change careers in a diverse global society.



Programs

  • Licensed Practical Nurse/ Licensed Vocational Nurse to BSN
  • Certification in Nursing - LPN
  • BS in Nursing (RN Required)
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Higher Education Administration
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing
  • M.S. in Nursing/Health Care Education
  • M.S. in Nursing/MBA/Health Care Management
  • M.S. in Nursing/Master of Health Administration
  • RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Strayer University

Get the personalized attention and hands-on training you need to achieve the success you deserve. You'll enjoy small class sizes, outstanding faculty, and a unique one-course-a-month delivery format that's designed for busy people like you.

Degree, diploma, and certificate LPN and LVN programs are available.