North Carolina LPN Salary - NC
There is a nursing shortage in the state of North Carolina, as there is one across the United States. The Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts that licensed practical nurses will remain in demand, as the need for them will grow by 21% through the year 2018. Much of the reason for this demand is the growing need for long-term care by the growing elderly population. The diversification of the state of North Carolina means LPNs will remain in demand in impoverished areas, school districts, community health care, private physician's practices, as well as health care facilities such as hospitals and home health agencies. Currently (2010), there are over 15,000 LPNs working in the state of North Carolina. LPNs in North Carolina make an average of $48,000 per year, about 83% more than the median annual salary across the nation for LPNs.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring LPNs in Charlotte, Raleigh, Greensboro, Durham, Winston-Salem, Fayetteville, Cary, High Point and Wilmington, North Carolina may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center, Forsyth Medical Center, Rutherford Hospital and Pitt County Memorial Hospital.