If you're a licensed practical nurse (LPN) in search of travel nursing jobs, Alabama is an excellent place to consider. With its abundant job opportunities and scenic beauties from Gulf Shores to historical sites like Selma, Alabama offers adventure and interesting work experience for traveling LPNs. Whether you want to explore the cotton plantations of the historic Black Belt region, admire botanical wonders in Mobile's 200-year-old City Park, or take a trip down memory lane at Birmingham’s groundbreaking civil rights museum – there are plenty of reasons why LPNs should invest their time (and skills) into this great Southern state.
9 Alabama Travel LPN jobs available
9 Alabama Travel LPN jobs available
Alabama Licensed Practical Nurse FAQ
How Much Do Licensed Practical Nurses Make in Alabama?
The salary of a Licensed Practical or Licensed Vocational Nurse can vary significantly depending on the experience of the nurse as well as the experience, certifications, and location they are working in. The median annual salary for a licensed practical or licensed vocational nurse in Alabama was $40,340 per year or $19.39 per hour in 2020 with most earning between $34,760 and $47,350 according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. Entry-level LPN jobs or those with the lowest 10% salary earned around $29,270, while the highest 10% earned more than $51,580. Typically, a travel LPN job will provide higher hourly and weekly pay than permanent positions in the same location.
Where are the Highest Paying Jobs for LPNs and LVNs?
Alaska pays the highest average salary according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics with an average annual wage of $67,620 and an hourly wage of $32.51, though Alaska employs less than 350 LPNs in the state. The next highest paying state California also employs the most LPNs in the country at more than 70,000. LPNs in California get paid an average salary of $64,090 per year and $30.81 per hour, followed by Massachusetts ($60,400 per year, $29.04 per hour), Washington ($59,780 per year, $28.74 per hour), Nevada ($59,700 per year, $28.70 per hour), and Rhode Island ($59,090 per year, $28.41 per hour).
Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses seeking the highest paying contract should also be considering the cost of living in the state the position is located in. When comparing adjusted LPN/LVN salaries, Illinois is the highest paying state for LPN and LVN jobs. The other states with the highest adjusted salary for LPN positions are Michigan, New Mexico, Nevada, and Arizona.
How to Become a Travel LPN in Alabama?
Education & License Requirements
In Alabama, to become a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), individuals must meet the education and licensing requirements set forth by the Alabama Board of Nursing.
When applying for licensure in Alabama, applicants must provide proof that they have graduated from an approved LPN program as well as any official transcripts from their college or university. Additionally, applicants will have to pass both a national criminal background check and a state-approved criminal background check before being allowed to take the licensing exam. Once these documents are submitted and approved by the board, individuals can then take the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX-PN).
Alabama LPN Licensure Resources
What Does an LPN Do?
Travel LPN jobs are an exciting way for Licensed Practical Nurses (LPNs) to expand their experiences in various environments. Traveling LPNs may have the opportunity to work in a variety of settings, such as hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and other healthcare facilities. LPNs help patients with their daily activities and provide emotional support. LPNs work under the supervision of doctors and nurses to help patients who require medication, assistance, and at-home care. Their duties include collecting samples, taking vital signs, seeing if the patient is in any pain or discomfort, and verifying that their condition is improving as we expected.