Would Anyone Hire Me If.....

  1. I'm in school for my RN and am weighing my options of sitting for the PN-nclex after this semester. I'm currently in level 3 of 4 semesters and our school won't let us sit until completion of level 3. I do not have any kind of previous medical experience and am not working now. I was thinking about getting a tech job over the summer, but now I'm wondering if it could be worth my while to go for the LPN? Would anyone give me a job knowing that I really would only like to work over the summer and MAYBE a few days here and there in the fall before leaving when I graduate with my ADN in December? Or is it not worth the trouble to them or me? I'm in the Clearwater/St. Petersburg area if that matters.
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  2. 7 Comments

  3. by   caliotter3
    You should sit for the NCLEX-PN when you get the chance. It is good practice for the RN exam. You never know what the future may hold, there are circumstances that could possibly occur precluding you finishing your program, then you would have your PN. If you think about it, you can come up with possible interview lines of questioning where you could place a positive view on getting your PN license. All of the people in my school who sat for the PN exam when our school allowed us to do so, did it b/c we were in positions where we were working; some got higher paying jobs. As far as your questions regarding employers looking at your future plans, you do not have to tell them what your plans are, after all, you have no idea what may cause you to change your plans. When I got my PN license, I was hired b/c I was going to get the RN, so the PN helped me get hired early. You can always let your PN license lapse after you get the RN. Good luck on your future plans.
  4. by   caliotter3
    You should sit for the NCLEX-PN when you get the chance. It is good practice for the RN exam. You never know what the future may hold, there are circumstances that could possibly occur precluding you finishing your program, then you would have your PN. If you think about it, you can come up with possible interview lines of questioning where you could place a positive view on getting your PN license. All of the people in my school who sat for the PN exam when our school allowed us to do so, did it b/c we were in positions where we were working; some got higher paying jobs. As far as your questions regarding employers looking at your future plans, you do not have to tell them what your plans are, after all, you have no idea what may cause you to change your plans. When I got my PN license, I was hired b/c I was going to get the RN, so the PN helped me get hired early. You can always let your PN license lapse after you get the RN. Good luck on your future plans.
  5. by   caliotter3
    You should sit for the NCLEX-PN when you get the chance. It is good practice for the RN exam. You never know what the future may hold, there are circumstances that could possibly occur precluding you finishing your program, then you would have your PN. If you think about it, you can come up with possible interview lines of questioning where you could place a positive view on getting your PN license. All of the people in my school who sat for the PN exam when our school allowed us to do so, did it b/c we were in positions where we were working; some got higher paying jobs. As far as your questions regarding employers looking at your future plans, you do not have to tell them what your plans are, after all, you have no idea what may cause you to change your plans. When I got my PN license, I was hired b/c I was going to get the RN, so the PN helped me get hired early. You can always let your PN license lapse after you get the RN. Good luck on your future plans.
  6. by   caliotter3
    You should sit for the NCLEX-PN when you get the chance. It is good practice for the RN exam. You never know what the future may hold, there are circumstances that could possibly occur precluding you finishing your program, then you would have your PN. If you think about it, you can come up with possible interview lines of questioning where you could place a positive view on getting your PN license. All of the people in my school who sat for the PN exam when our school allowed us to do so, did it b/c we were in positions where we were working; some got higher paying jobs. As far as your questions regarding employers looking at your future plans, you do not have to tell them what your plans are, after all, you have no idea what may cause you to change your plans. When I got my PN license, I was hired b/c I was going to get the RN, so the PN helped me get hired early. You can always let your PN license lapse after you get the RN. Good luck on your future plans.
  7. by   caliotter3
    You should sit for the NCLEX-PN when you get the chance. It is good practice for the RN exam. You never know what the future may hold, there are circumstances that could possibly occur precluding you finishing your program, then you would have your PN. If you think about it, you can come up with possible interview lines of questioning where you could place a positive view on getting your PN license. All of the people in my school who sat for the PN exam when our school allowed us to do so, did it b/c we were in positions where we were working; some got higher paying jobs. As far as your questions regarding employers looking at your future plans, you do not have to tell them what your plans are, after all, you have no idea what may cause you to change your plans. When I got my PN license, I was hired b/c I was going to get the RN, so the PN helped me get hired early. You can always let your PN license lapse after you get the RN. Good luck on your future plans.
  8. by   PralineLPN
    Take it if it can get you into a facility you want to be in as a RN. I think it's kind of wrong to take a position, have them train you, then quit right after. Usually, one year is appropiate. Besides, on the resume, a 5-month stint looks odd. The recruiter will be thinking "Retention problem??" Unless you don't put it on the resume, which makes the whole deal pointless.
  9. by   joe2.0
    yes, the experience is priceless. good luck.

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