I'm 19 and I'm thinking about becoming a LVN. I know that it would be best to get a BSN, but my family is extremely dysfunctional.
For starters my parents can't afford to financially support me through school(I go to a CC). That's not a big deal though because I work a part time and get grants. It just makes things a a little more difficult. The biggest reason I want to get the LVN is because my family is always fighting. They have been having screaming matches for the last two days and yesterday it got physical. This environment is stressing me out and I can feel it affecting my mental health in a negative way. I'm sick of dealing with constant arguments. I really want to get a stable income and move out as soon as possible.
if I do become a LVN I will most definitely stay in school part time to become a RN. So that isn't my concern. I'm just worried that I won't be able to find a job. I'm not worried about not being able to work in a hospital but I hear that the job prospects aren't too good for LVN's. I live in Houston,Texas if that helps.
Aug 4, '17
by charmiso, LVN
I didn't think it was a waste of time when I did it, it also depends on your situation and in your situation I think becoming an LVN first can benefit you financially if you want to move out asap, you can complete your LVN and get a job and start working on your RN. There are LVN to RN programs all over Texas colleges, and LVN to BSN programs too that you can pursue after you finish. If you are not worried about working in a hospital then you can work in a nursing home, clinic, rehab facility, assisted living facilities. I am in Dallas and there are a lot of LVN jobs here, some people like to have 3 prn jobs and almost every nursing home will have prn nurses, you can also do home health. However, I always advise people to just do the RN program and not have to worry about the whole application process all over again because it can be tough and extremely competitive to get into the bridge program, but like I said, it all depends on your situation.
Last edit by charmiso on Aug 4, '17
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