Can they just bump me up? - page 2

I have a job at a hospital as a CNA and I'm currently preparing to take boards for my LPN. Will my job just bump me up because I hear that you can't work in a hospital as a LPN. If I'm wrong correct... Read More

  1. Visit  notmanydaysoff profile page
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    FG - I've never seen any staff nurse positions that weren't RN level.
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  3. Visit  NBMom1225 profile page
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    One of my previous employers still hired LPN's to work the floor (as of 3 yrs ago when I worked there), St. John Macomb in the northern suburbs of Detroit, if you're able to relocate...
  4. Visit  1pinknurse profile page
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    I am an LVN & I work in an outpatient surgery unit (SDSU). This is for LA County in Cali. Finding a job as a nurse is so competitive & time consuming but if you want it bad enough, then you will go out & get it. I had about 1 1/2 yrs exp as a nurse so I am still considered a new grad. Here is my secret...I am motivated, determined & applied at every hospital, ASC & clinic from LA to San Diego to Sacramento. Nothing worthwhile comes easy & if you work hard at it, then it will come to you. Good luck & follow your heart.
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  5. Visit  T-Bird78 profile page
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    Pretty sure you'll have to apply and interview like any other candidate for the LPN job. Remember, your LPN job is completely different from the CNA job so they'll need to asses your nursing skills and knowledge, not just say "oh, you've been great, you're licensed, come on up." You should have an advantage over an outside candidate because you're already established, so good luck!!
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  6. Visit  MedChica profile page
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    Quote from FaithGurl93
    I have a job at a hospital as a CNA and I'm currently preparing to take boards for my LPN. Will my job just bump me up because I hear that you can't work in a hospital as a LPN. If I'm wrong correct me. Thanks for the input
    1. Where'd you hear that you 'can't work in a hospital'? ALLNURSES? Irrelevant...what does your nurse manager say? How are things in your area?

    2. They don't 'bump' you up, you've got to apply...AND seniority matters. If there's an older student aide in the building? They come first.

    3. I'd start fishing for other jobs. You don't have a position and there are none open. That LVN slot is looking like a long-shot. Be prepared to MOVE ON.
    When you get outta school and pass NCLEX, you don't want to be stuck in limbo (b/c hospitals don't seem to utilize their newgrads and baby nurses as LTCs, who are more than happy to let you work beneath your license. it's cool, though. My facility will pay the nurse/NA or nurse/med aide a nurse's salary, at least). 'Waiting for a slot to open', then (upon realizing that there are no openings in sight) frantically searching for a job and not knowing where to begin.
    Do it now. Farm the area now. Start looking for a fall-back...NOW. This ensures that you have something in case the hospital position falls through.
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  7. Visit  ehess20 profile page
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    I was in urgent care last night with my daughter to make a long story short a very kind LPN took care of us and helped me through a time of panic just thought I should let you know. It does seems rare for LPNS to work at a hospital but with your experience as a CNA I'm sure you will have many more opportunities. Take care and good look to you!
  8. Visit  elkpark profile page
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    Quote from MedChica
    3. I'd start fishing for other jobs. You don't have a position and there are none open. That LVN slot is looking like a long-shot. Be prepared to MOVE ON.
    When you get outta school and pass NCLEX, you don't want to be stuck in limbo (b/c hospitals don't seem to utilize their newgrads and baby nurses as LTCs, who are more than happy to let you work beneath your license. it's cool, though. My facility will pay the nurse/NA or nurse/med aide a nurse's salary, at least). 'Waiting for a slot to open', then (upon realizing that there are no openings in sight) frantically searching for a job and not knowing where to begin.
    Do it now. Farm the area now. Start looking for a fall-back...NOW. This ensures that you have something in case the hospital position falls through.
    Totally apart from the issue of there being no open LPN position in the OP's current unit, there are some good reasons to "move on" to a new facility. Moving "up" to a new position in a facility where you've worked for a while in a "lower" position can be a problem -- people there are accustomed to you being in the previous position/role and many of them will have trouble seeing you in a new, "higher" position/role. It is a good idea to start fresh in a new place where you aren't known as anything other than your new role/licensure.
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  9. Visit  sharonp30 profile page
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    I'm in FL, we have LPNs working in hospitals here. Maybe it's a state by state thing.
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  10. Visit  FaithGurl93 profile page
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    Quote from sharonp30
    I'm in FL, we have LPNs working in hospitals here. Maybe it's a state by state thing.
    I know this one hospital that I did my clinical rotation was swarming with LPNs lol. Once I pass boards that's where I plan on going, or maybe a Doctor's office.
  11. Visit  jadelpn profile page
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    I would look at internal job opportunities, and see where in the hospital you are currently in there are openings for LPNs. Then go to your HR department, tell them that you are licensing to become an LPN, and tell them of the position that you are looking at. See if you can get an appointment to speak with someone in that unit/department. They are not going to bump you up unless there's an opening for an LPN on the unit. Since your unit doesn't have LPN's, but the hospital employs them, you just need to figure out where that is and start the process.
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  12. Visit  Meriwhen profile page
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    In my state, LVNs definitely work in hospitals. There aren't as many opportunities for them as there are for RNs, but they are there.
  13. Visit  CT Pixie profile page
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    There are LPN's working in some of Connecticut's hospitals. Very few hosptials here have LPN's but there are some.
  14. Visit  FaithGurl93 profile page
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    Thank you Jadelpn


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