I've been reading all the great posts for MONTHS. Thanks to all of you who are willing to share your knowledge, what a great bunch of people. :spin:
I am really interested in the LNC area of nursing. It would be a big change from what I have done so far in my career which has been Med Surg, Public Health, Home Health and Hospice. Graduated in '97 so have some experience. I did request information from the VMI several months ago but got busy with "life" and never really did persue it. Stumbled across the LNC part of this forum about a month ago and have been looking into it ever since.
My question is this: How many of you actually work another nursing job as well as doing LNC work? I work full-time with Public Health , M-F, 8 hour days...wondering when I would have TIME to be a LNC? I am very interested in this different field of nursing. I live in a pretty small town in the Midwest, altho I do have access within 15 minutes or so to bigger towns. In what ways did you find out if there is a need for LNC's in your area? I am a single mom with kids to support - so pretty much needing to know how I can find out if being a LNC would pay the bills...
Thanks to everyone in advance for any replies. You are all extremely generous to be so willing to share all that you know with the forum members.