Job security is something that has become more relevant today than perhaps it was in the past. When the economy was steaming along, worries about where your next paycheck would be coming from did not have the same sort of impact as they do today in our post credit crunch, economic recession world. Now, job security, prospects and training are all extremely important and jobs which have all three are increasingly sought after. One area, or sector that you can achieve all three is in the healthcare sector. Nursing jobs and perhaps in particular LPN jobs are in strong demand and because they involve medical and treatment knowledge the training component is continuous and imperative.
LPN’s are finding an increasing role in relieving Registered Nurses from the burden associated with day to day nursing activities that require some skill, can be time consuming but do not necessarily utilize fully the skills and experience that a fully qualified Registered Nurse can bring to the task. Thus incorporating LPN’s into the healthcare team can successfully re-balance the workload of the team allowing less experienced and to a certain degree, less expensive members of the team to undertake some roles leaving the more experienced and more qualified members of the team to concentrate on tasks that are a more effective use of their time, effective meaning on achieving a better quality of patient outcomes.
It is the increasing use of LPN’s in the modern healthcare teams that is essentially the driver by the strong demand for LPN’s services and why LPN employment is on the up and likely to stay that way for the foreseeable future. The mix of effort versus experience together with the obvious benefits to the healthcare provider in optimising the cost of their teams will ensure this win:win situation will continue for some time.