I have been a member here since 2009 when I first started looking into going to a CNA class... I ended up going to LPN school and graduated. Found out I was pregnant right before I started school, went to school anyway-worked in a ALF as a CNA while in school...a newborn, new marriage, working, and going to school definitely gave me a wake up call and I worked hard to get where I am No matter what people say, going to LPN school helped me grow as a person and it was a good step in the right direction for my life and for my family.
I passed the NCLEX and received my license a few months ago.
So that part is behind me....
Now its time to WORK! I got offered a position I applied for and I'm in the process now (fingerprints, tb shot, physical, DT, and backgro
und check). Only things I'm waiting on now are the physical and the TB shot.
Its at an ALF, overnights (I'm told 3 overnights a week- 12 hours shifts) alternating weekends. At first I'll be oriented during the day and probably at night too then will be by myself overnight as the only LPN, with 4 CNA's, and an RN 'on call'.
Of course I'm nervous. I know this isn't going to be easy because I'm a newbie..
My question is for all you experienced nurses...do you have any advice that you wish you had been given when you first started?!