Advice welcome, I need to "talk" this through with other nurses. I am trying to decide if I want to take the LPN boards...
I am an RN student with one semester left of the program. All I have to do this semester is take the 3 credit nursing management class that accompanies my preceptorship. I cannot apply for my RN boards until I graduate, then I have to wait until they accept my application to test, and then schedule the test.... so all said and done, I could be waiting until Feb. to get a RN job... and that is only if I can even find a job right away.
I decided not to take my LPN boards, because I didn't think I would use the certification. Now, looking down the road, I could be making much more than I am as a tech.
I can't decide if it is worth it, to take the test, work for just a few months, and quit. Around here, the only LPN jobs are nursing home, and while that would work for awhile, I don't see that for me long term. I could use the experience, and I need the money, but I can't get over spending all that time and resource training for a job I have no intention of keeping for more than a few months.