Two points I'll add.. First.. Not all LPN/VN's can get into a hospital. I've been licensed 11 years, and here in Massachusetts, they simply wont' hire us!
Second, I'll agree with the majority here. Not a good idea to take that night shift position as your first job. I know a nurse who did just that, and believe it or not, after 2 years in the position, she had no idea that she should have called the MD when one of our patients complained of SOB, had audible wheezing, and an O2 sat of 82%.. This was 2 years after taking the position.... So, it goes to show, even after you think you can handle anything, there are things you miss, or simply don't know/ realize unless you have others to work with and learn by.
I know the original post was months ago, but I hope all is well!
Originally posted by DanaK:
. I'm not dishing nursing home employment at all I just think new LVN grads should work in a hospital setting first. Good Luck.