ERIC Number: ED033187
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Know Your LPNs.
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc., New York, NY.
To obtain a profile of the Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), questionnaires were mailed in April 1968 to the entire membership of the National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, totalling 31,318. As of July 1968 there were 10,454 replies of which the first 5,993 or 57.7 percent were analyzed. Some findings were: (1) 10.6 percent of the respondents were in their 20's and 77.4 percent were 40 or more, (2) 61.5 percent were married, (3) The average yearly income was approximately $4,000, (4) 91.3 percent had attended high school and of these 71.2 percent had graduated, (5) 74.3 percent had attended a school of practical nursing and of these 93.8 percent had graduated, (6) 95.4 percent were employed and of these 79.4 percent were employed full time, (7) 65 percent were employed on hospital staffs, 24.2 percent in private duty, 12.6 percent in nursing homes, 5.7 percent in physician's offices, and (8) 87.7 percent desired training in two or three different subjects. (JK)
Descriptors: Educational Background, Health Occupations, Individual Characteristics, Job Skills, National Surveys, Nurses, Practical Nursing, Salaries
National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc., 250 West 57th Street, New York, New York 10019 ($.35)
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Authoring Institution: National Federation of Licensed Practical Nurses, Inc., New York, NY.