This is the BIG question for many RN program hopefuls.
I am finally on the list...well, I submitted my application back at the beginning of March but time stamps are done April 15th. Yay for more waiting!
My dilemma, like many I am sure, is this: I need a job. I haven't worked for nearly 3 years devoting my time to school FT. So during these 2+ years, what do I do?? Do I just wait my time working anywhere because the likelihood of getting a medical job is non existent? ((How is it that I meet all these Banner employees finishing RN pre req's, with no prior exp but the moment I look for a Banner job, all require exp??, what am I missing?))
I want a job in healthcare, anything! so that MAYBE I can have some chance of getting a job via networking when I am officially an RN??
DO I go for the LPN program and try and get into block 3 when I graduate?
I asked ---- at EMCC about possibly going LPN-RN and starting the LPN program, anywhere, ASAP!! She advised me against it and said that most LPN's who apply to the 3rd block can't hang and fail because LPN school is very different than RN school, which I understand. What I don't understand is why am I an LPN after 2 semesters of RN school but we have different education when compared later? THAT doesn't make sense to me.
I think I will go this route because when its all said and done, I'll have a skill as an LPN if for some reason nurses aren't in demand. I have to say, I see a lot more jobs for LPN when compared to RN jobs that require no experience.
So, most LPN programs require I am a CNA first, right? Where can I go to acquire my CNA training w/o a year wait also?
This is getting to be absolutely ridiculous when I think about how much time has, is, and will go by.