New LVN grad to-be, wondering about jobs and salary - page 2
by texasjmn 7,156 Views | 17 Comments
Hi! I will be graduating from an LVN program in August of this year! My fellow classmates and I have been speculating about how our job hunt will go. I personally am interested in dialysis nursing. I am posting this to ask... Read More
- 0Apr 10, '11 by TheCommuter Senior ModeratorQuote from texasjmnThe nursing job market in the Houston area has become rough for new grads over the past couple of years as a result of the economy. Since so many experienced nurses from around the U.S. have been relocating to Houston in recent years, healthcare facilities often hire them before the new grad because a brand new nurse is regarded as expensive to train and a high risk for quitting during the first year of employment. Both RNs and LVNs have been experiencing uphill battles with trying to find employment in Houston.I live in Texas, around the Houston area.
- 0Apr 10, '11 by texasjmnWell, I don't actually live in Houston, I live in a very small town between houston and beaumont. I will work in either. I am hoping that I will definitely make more than 11 an hour no matter where I work, as of right now as a nurse's aid my salary is around 10/hr. So my salary as an LVN will assumingly be higher. I hope.
- 0Apr 10, '11 by texasjmnQuote from teeceeit took me almost one month to find a job. I went for a couple interviews and they all wanted a nurse wt experience already. But i just got hired and they agreed to train me. start rate $23.50 which is awesome for a new grad!
If I may ask, are you in Texas? or where are you from?
- 0Aug 15, '12 by zieglarfQuote from texasjmnYou wouldn't want to stay of course, but you could continue your CNA job until you find an LVN job.Well, I can't work at the hospital I currently am employed at. They do not hire LVNs. So I am officially out of a job in August
You can work below your license - an LVN can do CNA work. But they are employed as a CNA and cannot do LVN work unless it's a medical emergency - then you work at your highest level.