Should I leave LVN school off resume?

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    I wrap up LVN school Friday and have decided to go back to working as a CNA while I study for the NCLEX and get an LVN job. I have been sending out resumes left and right and nothing...I currently work per diem as a CNA in adolescent psych and have for a little over a year so it's not like I'm total new as a CNA. Someone mentioned it might be the LVN thing holding me back because it makes it look like I don't plan on sticking around? My hopes is to move into a CNA position then when I pass the nclex if an lvn job opens up with the same company move into that position. I see it more as an asset but maybe I'm wrong. Should I remove my my lvn schooling from my resume?
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    I can see the rationale for removing LVN from your application. I worked for a company who hired an LVN graduate (waiting to taking NCLEX) as a CNA. I heard some stories of new grads working as a CNA and later recruited for an an RN position. BUT, I know some companies are tight on training/orientation. They may see a graduate LVN applying as a CNA as a temp job, and rather spend money to train someone else. In my opinion, you can send some resumes without your LVN education and some with your LVN education. OR, you can put your LVN education and write a cover letter explaining you are a new grad waiting to take NCLEX, and willing to work as a CNA for their company until an LVN position opens up. Explain your interest for the company and you are thriving to build a life long career with their company. Good luck on the search and nclex!
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    Oh love the cover letter idea. I'll try that for sure. Thanks
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    Don't you have the option of taking a job as a GN and use those 6 months to study for the NCLEX and at the same time start getting hands on experience as an LVN for when you pass? I would look into that. Good luck.
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    Quote from adoRNo2b2015
    Don't you have the option of taking a job as a GN and use those 6 months to study for the NCLEX and at the same time start getting hands on experience as an LVN for when you pass? I would look into that. Good luck.
    The OP is in California, a state that does not allow graduates of nursing programs to work as GNs or GVNs.
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    Oops, sorry! Guess I missed that part!


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