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LPN Pay in British Columbia - BC

The average LPN pay in British Columbia is between $22.01 and $25.42 per hour. A recent study by the B.C. Ministry of Health used the highest acute care costs to determine the most common chronic diseases in British Columbia. The most costly and most predominant chronic disease in British Columbia was cancer. Following second was ischemic heart disease, third was schizophrenia, and fourth was arthritis and debilitating degenerative joint diseases. The study also found that the health conditions most likely to be encountered in an emergency or acute care setting were cases of cellulitis, abdominal pain, chest pain, shortness of breath, or acute back pain.

Interestingly, the study also compared findings regarding the most common elective surgeries performed in British Columbia. The number one use of surgery was for diagnostic purposes, such as with colonoscopies or laparotomies. The second most common surgical procedure was for cases of musculoskeletal disorders, including hip and knee replacements.

Regardless of where care is received for any medical complaint, there is going to be a licensed practical nurse tending to the patient, whether on an inpatient or outpatient basis. The complexity and care of patients with these types of medical conditions keeps the salary and demand high for licensed practical nurses in British Columbia.


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