Okay so here's the deal......I am soooo confused & getting lots of different answers from schools, people, etc. So I am here to get an answer from people who do the job. CAN an LVN work in a hospital??? I am wanting to get into nursing, and have been blessed with a program that is helping me go back to school. I had cancer 6 years ago and the RNs seriously changed my life, and that is what I want to do, eventually! I know I can't start @ RN, so my options are to start @ CNA level, then go back to get my RN.......OR, I was told I can start @ LVN then do a RN or BSN step up program. Thing I am scared of is that everyone keeps telling me "LVNs are getting phased out" and there won't be jobs anymore.....Also that LVNs do NOT work in hospitals, but rather nursing homes, and to be honest, that is just not where my heart is. I REALLY want to be in a hospital setting. My dream is to be working in pediatric oncology or labor and delivery one day!!! :0) Anyway any insight/advice would be greatly appreciated!! If it helps, I live in San Diego, CA. Thanks you guys!!!