I am trying to get my life back after a hard divorce. That was my trigger or so the doctor tells me. I have one class left for LVN school and another after that to start either nursing school. LVN or RN at the two year level. I am leaning more to doing the LVN route and then working. I was told I had Bi-polar disorder from brain surgery that I had at age 12 and I am now 42. I am on my third medication and I am stable now and have been for over two years except that my medications are making me ill and I finally this past month have found a medication that has not made me ill, has made me not sleep to much, and has had no side effects! Thank GOD!
Anyway, My father went to a family reunion recently and started talking to my cousin who is a nursing recruiter for hospitals and he told my father that hospitals will not hire people (RN's) with Bi-polar disorder and that I will have this information attached to my license when I apply for jobs. He went on to tell my father that I could be an LVN with no issue. I want to become an LVN first but later am RN, and want to know the truth as NURSES that work as NURSES see it please. I currently work as a CNA and as a direct support professional in an adult home setting and I perform care of patients with issue. I do have to manage my stress, but I know that my patient is always first as soon as I punch in to work.
Please give me some solid good factual advice and thank you!