I've been a nurse for 23 years, LPN, I took my first nursing job in 1990, 4 years after graduating LPN school. It was different and fun, I went to CA as an LPN on a Health Exam unit, it required me to do VS, draw blood, do hearing and eye exams on occasion, urinalysis, and input results into a computer. They flew me to a destination to meet with their team and its "supervisor" picked me up at the airport. I had only done a bare 6 months in a hospital and then worked nursing homes and physical rehab. I don't know if its still out there, they had units in CA, FL, TX, and NC, which you could switch to after a time of service.
Health Examinetics, 15330 Ave of Science, Suite 200, San Diego, CA 92128. 1-800-232-2332
I was there from 6/90-12/90 and then returned home by choice. It called for literally living out of a suitcase, practically a different city every day or sometimes every three days. Hrs of work were different depending on the work site. Our work sites were companies whose insurance paid for us to come in and perform annual or bi-annual physicals. That's where I first learned to draw blood. If interested, I hope its still out there for you.
Also, more recently I did work as a travel nurse. I didn't go far as I didn't want to be away from home 12 weeks,
I worked within my own state, in a hospital, on the telemetry/cardiac floor. I only had 6 months of hospital experince but had 20 years of nursing, mostly nursing homes. I felt rather out of my league on that assignment but they've recently contacted me for more work, so it must not have been too bad.
That company does require one yr of experience and I would strongly suggest Med/Surg. It was
Medical One Staffing of Daphne, Alabama. They do use LPN's.