nursing home or hospital

  1. would you work at a nursing home or a hospital after you finish school? why?...and do you know how much the salary is in los angeles?
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    I would try a hospital job as it might be less stressful than a nursing home. Nursing homes are totally stressful even for an experienced LPN. I don't know what the salary is in LA.
  4. by   TheCommuter
    I completed an LVN program in the Los Angeles area 2 years ago before moving away from California. After receiving my license, I decided to work at a nursing home for a number of reasons. First of all, I wanted nothing to do with acute care. Secondly, I wanted to work at a place that had a slower pace. Lastly, nursing homes tend to pay LVNs more money than hospitals in my area.

    I left California in late 2005. At that time, Kaiser Hospital was offering LVNs a starting pay rate of $17 hourly. Olive View Medical Center was offering a base salary of $2,550 monthly. Most nursing homes were offering $20+ hourly. Northeast Valley Health Center was a unionized family practice clinic that offered $15 hourly.
  5. by   rizza
    Quote from shortlane
    would you work at a nursing home or a hospital after you finish school? why?...and do you know how much the salary is in los angeles?
    Ive been looking around for about a month know and its anywhere from $16-$25 an hour. The low side being hospital and the high range being a nursing home.
  6. by   kat7ap
    I would work at a hospital if you could. The base pay is usually a little lower at first, but hospitals usually have really good shift and weekend differentials, higher pay raises, and better benefits and perks than a nursing home.
  7. by   MAmom81
    When I finish the LVN program at my CC I would really love to work at a hospital-post partum or possibly the ER!!! my friend told me that one of her friends is in the LVN program right now and she is doing a rotation in the ER!!! The stories I have heard about nursing homes scares me, I do not want to become overwhelmed with patients and screw up.
  8. by   TheCommuter
    Quote from missy120808
    my friend told me that one of her friends is in the LVN program right now and she is doing a rotation in the ER!!!
    While in the LVN program, I completed a clinical rotation in the ER.

    I also completed clinical rotations in L&D, postpartum, and the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

    However, schools give you clinical time in these areas to fulfill legal clock hour requirements. Just because you've spent clinical time in a certain area doesn't mean you can reasonably expect to be hired onto the job of your dreams upon graduation.
  9. by   MAmom81
    Quote from TheCommuter
    While in the LVN program, I completed a clinical rotation in the ER.

    I also completed clinical rotations in L&D, postpartum, and the NICU (neonatal intensive care unit).

    However, schools give you clinical time in these areas to fulfill legal clock hour requirements. Just because you've spent clinical time in a certain area doesn't mean you can reasonably expect to be hired onto the job of your dreams upon graduation.
    If I can, I would love to work in a hospital but I would love to also work in a Nursing Home too. I just want to be a Nurse, I am sorry if I offended anyone I was not talking down about Nursing Homes so again I am sincerely sorry. I realize that after I finish Nursing school I am not going to necessarily get my dream job but if I can it would be great!!! Any advice on how successfully survive and pass LVN Nursing school but be greatly appreciated

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