I am a recent graduate from an Oklahoma PN school and waiting to take my state boards. I have been told from numerous nurses at clinical that I should do at least 6 months to a year on a Med Surg floor before I do anything else. I am planning to bridge to RN but I will have to take my pre reqs first while working which will take a year or longer. I have had a job offer from a LTC facility which pays $18 an hour for LPNs. The med surg jobs I have found online either say 1 year experience or they pay only $1-$2 over what I made as a CNA.
My question is...since I am going to have to work and take classes for at least a year before I can bridge and then work while going to RN school, would it matter if I took the LTC job while doing my pre reqs then move to Med surg while going to RN school or should I start out on med surg?
Thank you in advance for your input and advice.
If you can afford the difference in pay...do med-surg. It will give you a great start on RN school. Plus if you decided you wanted to go specialty straight after RN school, you would have your 'mandatory' med-surg experience out of the way.
Last edit by SamHill on Jul 4, '13
: Reason: spelling.