I just moved from CA to CO in June and am now just starting to look for work. I have a couple of issues here and am feeling quite anxious about them.
First, I graduated with my LVN in May of 2005. I worked on a busy surgical floor fulltime for only 4 months until I went out on maternity leave. I loved it and felt like I was doing really well at it too. When I was about to go back to work after having my wee one (who was 3 mos at the time) my husband had a job opportunity in CO. So, we decided I wouldn't go back to work, he moved out here to CO and I stayed with our 4 children in CA until their school was finished. So ,here it is year later
and I feel so rusty on my nursing skills and knowledge. I've been reading and trying to test myself
Second, I am having a hard time finding pt work. All the LPN positions have been FT. Also, It doesn't appear that LPN's get utilized the same way that they did in CA. Most of the LPN work appears to be FT in SNFs. The pay doesn't appear to be close either.
I was making $18+ at my old job. But, maybe I just haven't searched enough yet.:imbar Ideally I love to find something like: 4hrs in the evenings for a med pass, 2 weekend days in a hospital, or maybe at a clinic somewhere.
Thanks for letting me vent...I could go on about my prerequisites for CO nursing school
for my RN but, I'll save that for another post
Any advice or info would be much appreciated. TIA!