RN going back to work as an LVN - page 3

by witc

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Hi Everyone! I graduated in Argentina 10 years ago, and I worked there as a NICU Lvl III RN for 4 years. Then, I moved to US, and it took me 3 1/2 years to learn English to be able to pass the NCLEX, which I did 1 1/2 years... Read More


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    Hello everyone!!

    It's been a while, but I thought I would give you an update. I read every one of your post, and I deeply appreciate all your input, concerns, and advices. I took all of them very seriously, and I brought the LVN/RN concern to this lady.
    When I completed the hiring paperwork, I wrote RN in the title. Later, I called human resources and asked if they were ok with the title and they said ok. In my first week, the MD's and administration held a meeting to which I was invited. The lady presented me as the new RN who was gonna be running a special project and would also train to be an urgent care nurse.
    So far so good. I see that this place might be taking advantage of my need for a job, so they will pay me a lot less than I should get paid, but as long as I get the experience as an RN, the money is not important for now. I can walk to my work, I am getting my hands-on experience, and I still make good money (much better than as a receptionist..
    This lady is a good person, which doesn't mean she's not a business woman. When she said she could get me in a NICU setting she meant that she's friends with a GYN MD who works at the hospital I eventually want to work at. She said she could put in a good word for me. Granted, it won't guarantee me a job in NICU, but how can she put in a Good word for me, if she doesn't know me as a nurse? I trust her and so does every one at the clinic.

    Again, I thank all of you who took the time to read my post and give me advice. If it weren't for you, I would have risked a lot.
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    Thank you so much for returning to update us, witc! So glad it seems to be working out for you! As far as the pay thing, it's going to get harder and harder to get every single thing on our list just how we want it -- and moving forward with your life is a great cure for the depression! ☺☺☺
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    I agree with nurse156....I wish you luck! I would still proceed with caution with this place but it must feel great to be working..
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    Thanks for the update! I agree with the others too. Best to you!
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    Thank you for your support! it does feel great to be working as a nurse again


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