LPN Student needs advice

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    I am currently an LPN student in a small town in Georgia and need some advice or information. I am very worried about finding a job as an LPN when I graduate, are there jobs still out there? Also I have a 4 year old daughter and my husband is on call with his job 24 hours a day. I am concerned that working a 7 to 7 shift will be impossible if I need to be able to get my daughter to and from school if he can't. Are there other hours available as an LPN that will allow me to still be a mom too? I am a licensed master cosmetologist who is taking nursing for many reasons but honestly the money played a part but being a mom to my daughter is my primary goal and focus. Is this possible as a LPN? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
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    Most nursing jobs are 12 hour shifts. Nursing homes (LTC) still have 8 hour shifts. Usually 7am-3pm, 3pm-11pm and 11pm -7am.
    I knew a nurse with a child who said night shift worked out best for her. She worked 11pm-7am. She said she would sleep while her child was at school.
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    There is plenty to read on this site about many LVN's & RN's who are having a hard time finding jobs. This is regardless if new grad or experienced. The more restrictions you place on finding a job, the longer & harder it may be for you to find a job. You need to be realistic & see what is going on in your chosen profession. Many nurses are taking whatever they can get regardless of hours, location, specialty, etc....There are many who even moved out of state for better opportunities. I would suggest you research this site with the many posts from other new grads & research the jobs in your area. Best of luck!!
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    I am not an LVN but I work in a nursing home. In my state, most LVN jobs are in nursing homes (not all). In most nursing home the shifts are 8 hours, not 12. You should look into before and after school care in case you need it, but it is better than 12 hour shifts. Also, you can look into hospice, the shifts may be even more flexible.
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    Try a research position as a clinical research coordinator. The hours are regular and flexible. I am going to school fulltime for my RN and the position offers me the flexibility to schedule around my school shedule plus take a day off as needed.
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    In my area (east tennessee) there are plenty of jobs for lpns, we work in ltc, drs offices, home health/private duty, group homes, clinics, rehab facilities and some hospitals with several scheduling options. Our hospitals still hire lpns but, not as much as they did a few years ago. Rns mostly work in the hospitals. My friend went from lpn to rn and had a time finding a job but, never had any trouble finding one as an lpn. So, really it just depends on your area. Good luck.
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    Quote from maddiesmommy0204
    I am currently an LPN student in a small town in Georgia and need some advice or information. I am very worried about finding a job as an LPN when I graduate, are there jobs still out there? Also I have a 4 year old daughter and my husband is on call with his job 24 hours a day. I am concerned that working a 7 to 7 shift will be impossible if I need to be able to get my daughter to and from school if he can't. Are there other hours available as an LPN that will allow me to still be a mom too? I am a licensed master cosmetologist who is taking nursing for many reasons but honestly the money played a part but being a mom to my daughter is my primary goal and focus. Is this possible as a LPN? Any feedback would be greatly appreciated!
    Have you looked into any agencies in your area? They are extremely flexible and you can usually make your own schedule. They don't normally offer benefits though. Best if luck to you!!
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    I work for a FP clinic and I have a regular mon-fri 8 to 5 schedule. I love it! Paid holidays off too : )


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