Hi, everybody! I REALY need your advise, because I'm completely lost at this point.
I'm new graduate from RN program, AZ. I don't have RN-license yet. But I do have LPN license (in Arizona). I have 8 month experience in long-term care facility. In the current moment I'm separating from my husband and plan to go with my child to Iowa, Des Moines area (Johnson, Urbandale, ect...) to my relatives.
There are my questions:
1. AZ and IA are compact states. How will I be able to exchange my AZ LPN license to IA? I looked at IA state board web, but found information for NON-compact states. I even don't know where to start.
2. What is LPN salaries range in Des Moines area?
3. Could you recommend me a place where to work? I had never been in Iowa; and my relatives are in the process of moving to Iowa too. So, I have nobody to ask advise except you, experienced Iowa nurses of Allnurses.com.
I'm frastruated and lost right now: marriage problems on the top of problems with moving/finding job/settling down make me realy overwhelmed.
I APPRECIATE ANY ADVICE FOR MY SITUATION! THANK YOU FOR READING MY POST.