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Is there any type of "desk job" I would be able to get as a LVN?
There are desk jobs for LVNs with considerable bedside experience: staffing coordinator, wellness director, assistant director of nursing, infection control nurse, wound clinician, LTC unit manager, research coordinator, etc. However, these positions generally are not open to new LVNs with no hands-on paid bedside experience.
You usually do not see new grad LVNs immediately step into an administrative role or 'desk job' without having first worked as a bedside nurse, especially with the horrible state of the U.S. economy. In addition, the reality is that LVN training is geared toward producing a practical bedside nurse. You might need to return to school if you wish to seek employment behind a desk.