Licensed Nurse Publishes Median Pay Information for Licensed Practical Nurses

Individuals find a licensed nurse makes more than 66 percent of Americans, as of 2012, reports

A licensed nurse takes on the responsibility of providing basic health care under the supervision of doctors and registered nurses. The median pay for a licensed practical or vocational nurse in 2012 was $41,450 an hour. According to, 66 percent of Americans brought in less than $41,212 annually for the same time period, putting licensed nurses into the top 34 percent of earners. Individuals considering a career as a licensed nurse need to understand the training involved and becomes of great assistance here.

"Requirements vary by state, therefore one must take time to ensure they understand their state's laws. In addition, if one is employed as a licensed nurse in their current state, but plans on moving in the future, they must determine if their state takes part in the nursing compact. This compact allows an individual with a license in one state to be employed in other states taking part in the compact, even if the requirements vary," Gus Benson, spokesperson for Licensed Nurse, explains.

To obtain a Wisconsin nursing license and obtain employment as a licensed nurse, individuals need to be 18 years of age or older and graduate from a school offering a training program approved by the Wisconsin Board of Nursing. In addition, they must successfully pass the NCLEX-PN to obtain their license. Those wishing to become a registered nurse must complete an associate's degree program.

Licensed nurses in Wisconsin continue to be in hot demand, with jobs expected to increase at a rate of 23 percent per year, Benson states. To work in this field, the individual must attend a school that has been accredited by the state, provide a Confirmation of Program Completion from the training program to the Minnesota board of nursing and pass the NCLEX-PN. The typical program takes one year to complete and the individual must also successfully complete CPR training.

Nurse licensing requirements in Ohio differ slightly. An individual must undergo formal training through a program approved by the state board of nursing or have their schooling transferred from the Commission of Graduates of Foreign Nursing Schools. Once this requirement has been met, the student must successfully pass the TOEFL exam and undergo a complete background check. Finally, the student must complete an IV therapy course.

"Every state establishes their own requirements for those wishing to become a licensed nurse. Students need to contact their state board of nursing to learn what these requirements are. Once they have been determined, becomes of great help in finding a training program which meets the student's needs. Start the search here for a rewarding career in nursing," Benson declares.

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Nursing careers tend to be very rewarding, as one feels a sense of accomplishment helping others to better their health. Individuals interested in pursuing a career in this field need to understand the educational requirements of doing so and choose a training program designed to hel

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