new nurse in the south

  1. Hello, I am a relocated R.P.N. from Ontario now residing in south Texas.
    I passed my nclex last year and now an L.V.N.
    I have finally started the job search and I have to admit a bit overwhelmed.
    The L.V.N. scope of practice in Texas is quite extensive and poorly renumerated I would say. In Ontario only R.N.s can perform some of the expected skills of the L.V.N. in Texas.
    Do other nurses feel as frustrated with requirements in the south?
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  2. 4 Comments

  3. by   Tweety
    Welcome! Congrats. Check out the LPN forum we have here!
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    Welcome to Texas and all nurses. Texas does have a larger scope for LVN's than alot of states from what I hve read and been told. Ive never lived anywhere else so Im just used to it I guess. What is it that you find different between your hometown and Texas. Just Wondering.




    Quote from padre canuck
    Hello, I am a relocated R.P.N. from Ontario now residing in south Texas.
    I passed my nclex last year and now an L.V.N.
    I have finally started the job search and I have to admit a bit overwhelmed.
    The L.V.N. scope of practice in Texas is quite extensive and poorly renumerated I would say. In Ontario only R.N.s can perform some of the expected skills of the L.V.N. in Texas.
    Do other nurses feel as frustrated with requirements in the south?
  5. by   padre canuck
    I guess the main difference is I.V. starts and administering I.V. medications. We only managed existing lines and flushed saline locks.
  6. by   txspadequeenRN
    Starting IV's and IV meds are not unique to Texas there are many states that allow LVN's to do these skills. Now the other states may place limitations on what a LVN can push (just as Tx does) and or require additional certification before doing IV's. You can always take a IV class if you dont feel like you have the skills to perform well with IV's .

    Quote from padre canuck
    I guess the main difference is I.V. starts and administering I.V. medications. We only managed existing lines and flushed saline locks.

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