Can they just bump me up? - page 2

by FaithGurl93

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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 :)... Read More


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    Quote from FaithGurl93
    Oh. I'm from Chicago, IL
    If there is an open position you will have to apply for it. interview and be considered for hire.....the will not automatically "bump you up".

    good Luck!
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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
    Any luck finding a job? I'm in chicago, IL as well and I can't find a job anywhere.
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    Quote from KimPN
    Any luck finding a job? I'm in chicago, IL as well and I can't find a job anywhere.
    I've been doing some research. My job is hiring for staff nurses. It doesn't say you have to be a RN you just have to have a Nursing License so I'm gonna be looking into those.
    That's how it was for me. I had my CNA certificate for a year before I found this job lol. Just keep looking. Some places it's best to go there physically and talk to people. I hounded my job a whole two months before they finally called me for an interview lol.
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    FG - I've never seen any staff nurse positions that weren't RN level.
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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...
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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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    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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    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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    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!
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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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