LVN......applying for CNA jobs - page 2

Hello, I'm in a dilemma (aren't we all?) I graduated in March 2008 from an LVN program, passed my boards, received my license in July 2008. I thought I was so ahead of people in my class b/c before I... Read More

  1. by   treeloc
    HI there! It's been a while since, i've been online. Yea, it's the pits! I read what everyone's opinion is. The fact here is that everyone's "walk to hospital" work is different. Sometimes it's mere chance or luck. I never had luck on my side and anything I got was from hard work. I think that if CNA in the hospital is the only way to land a LVN job then it's what works for you. I'm an optimist even though it doesn't sound like it. It'll come, but I hope not too late since I'm 56 and don't have many more years to work!
    Stay UP!
  2. by   didi768
    I think I'd love phlebotomy. Anyone know what school would cost for this and how long the program is? I am an LPN now doing home care for peds part time.

    The addiction center didn't work out and I didn't care for the jail and how busy it was. Home care is good so I can be here for the boys!

  3. by   caliotter3
    I recently saw a phlebotomy course near me that was around $2000, give or take. Seemed too good to be true the way most of these schools go.
  4. by   ALYJOSHDA7
    I was a paramedical examiner for awhile. I was initially a phlebotomist for many years, so I had the phlebotomy experience. The job consisted of going to client's homes or arranged meeting place, ie. insurance office and taking a patient history, doing blood pressures, weights, specimen collection (mostly blood and/or urine). Depencing on where you go, I have known some women who would take their husbands with them to higher crime areas. Different insurance companies use different labs to process their work, so you always needed to make sure you had the right collection kit based on who the insurance carrier used. If you can find an independent paramedical examiner who needs help with their clients, you will make more money than working for one of the larger companies. You will need your own transportation. The company you work for will send you wherever the client is and will usually provide you with the needed supplies, (blood collection kits, centrifuge to process the specimens and mailing supplies). You usually get paid on the basis of what all you do. If it is a history, bp, etc and urine collection, you might get paid one price, if it includes a blood collection, then the price goes up. I stopped doing these when the gas prices went way up and the company that I worked for was sending me 20+ miles from home for most clients. It was good in that you call the client and set up the appointment at your convenience, so you make your own schedule. You have to be detail oriented because the paperwork has to be filled out correctly and the client has to sign in the proper spots. Some companies take off money when the paperwork is not filled out correctly. I hope that helps anyone interested in the field.