Hi I'm a rising senior in high school and I want to be a nurse. My mom is an LPN who worked in the Boston area. This was in the early 90's and she found a job pretty quickly after graduating and getting her license. I would love to go for my BSN but financially I don't think it would work until I'm working and making a regular salary. So I want to get my ASN first. I am particularly interested in working in a nursing home but do they hire new grads and is the pay ok? My mom worked in one as an LPN in MA and was getting paid 36 an hour! But that was when she had some experience. I know I'm thinking far ahead, but I like to plan in advance!