Hi. I've been an LPN for 1.5 years. Spent the first year in long term care and now do home care. I am starting school in a year for my BSN. I'm starting from scratch (not doing a bridge program) because I'm young, I can, and I want to relearn everything plus more (Now that I've been through LPN school I know how seriously to take school and plan to obsess over the material). I love being a nurse and want to eventually work in an ICU. My question is this:
Does my being an LPN make me more likely to get hired as an LPN on a Med-Surg floor during my last year of nursing school? I figured that if this is possible, I might be more likely to get hired into the ICU as a new graduate. I am asking this on the basis of what it's like being an LPN in my area. Where I live, it is easy to get LTC and home care work, but getting into the hospital is nearly impossible. I don't know the exact reason for this. The only LPNs in the hospitals nearby are the ones who were hired years and years ago, or the ones that "know someone".
Other than this, can anyone give me some good advice on preparing for eventually working in the ICU given my circumstances?