I'm currently a dental hygienist in Jonesboro, AR and thinking about going to ASU to get a BSN. There is currently a lack of jobs for hygienists, I've been without a job for 3 months!
Just wanted to know if there's really a need for RN's in Jonesboro? What is the standard rate of pay in Northeast Arkansas? I just don't want to go back to school and not have a job when I get out.
I was also thinking about going on to become a CRNA.
Just need some help deciding what to do. I appreciate any advice anyone can give.
Quote from aRNnAR
Are you an RN? ASN? BSN? How do you know that RN programs are solely based on managment skills. LPNs & RNs share many of the same nursing skill...much of the difference lies in the fact that both are taught the "how to" parts, however, RNs are also taught "why". RNs, at least in the BSN, program are also taught management skills, as RNs much delegate to LPNs and ancillary staff.
Actually, I am an LPN who is going through the RN program for my bachelors degree. I hope my advice did not offend you or any other nurse online. I only speak of what advice was given to me. I have several RN's in my family and as friends who have came out unsure of their hands on training but are ready, willing and able to sit behind a desk. Lpn's are also taught the "why" in greater length than you might think. The Rn programs I have had experience with mostly teach leadership skills which is good because they are expected to take charge of all situations. To me it seems like you get so much more from becoming an LPN then going on to get your RN. I Have been an LPN for 13 years now and wouldn't trade the experience I have for anything. It helps you through the Rn program to already have some training.
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Last edit by traumaRUs on Jun 26, '04