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I live in southern california and Iam an Lvn. I have been in this profession for about six months and I have come to the conclusion that I don't want to do patient care any more. I currently work for a pediatric Home Health Agency. I like my job it's not stressfull, and I knew I certainly did not want to work in a hospital or convalesant facility. I have gone back and forth with the Idea of getting my Rn .I want to I don't want to its getting ridiculous. I will be 24 this month, and I feel I have to do something quick with furthering my education. I have been looking into maybe Healthcare Mgmt or administration. I like business and I think maybe that could be an avenue. I don't know what to do, But whatever I do, I want to be assured that I can find a job when I come out of school. Any thoughts on a career in Healthcare Mgmt/ Administration ( jobs, salary ) Any feedback would be appreciated.
Confused in California :uhoh21:
Where do you live, Im in Southern California and I work for Lindora it's a Comprehensive Medical weight loss Clinic. It is a quick safe way to loose weight. And you will learn how to eat and make good decisions about the foods you come in contact with. It's one of best weight loss clinics in the US. :spin:
Hope I helped If you want me to into detail send me a message and I will!
I just got my license and a job at a weight loss clinic and Im also working every other weekend doing Ped's Home Health. I've always known that I need to go back to school but Im not sure that I want to be an Rn. Im not that excited about doing bedside nursing. Im really good with people and talking, before nursing school I was an Internet Sales Mgr for a dealership. I love helping people and giving information. I just don't want to do cath's and administer med's and all the things that bedside nursing entails. What should I do. I was thinking about getting by BS in Healthcare Mgmt. But are there really jobs out there for someone who has that. I don't know what to do please help me with this confliction about the Career? All replies would be helpful, Thanks.
I totally agree that schools have made a diservice to their students in believeing that hospital jobs are going to be plentiful when they graduate. It's not so, especially in California when all these private schools are turing out so many graduates its saturating the market.There are jobs out there but they need you to have 6 mos. to a year experience. So what are your options Home health, convalescent, rehab, clinics, and so forth. I believe that we have a nursing shortage, and this might offend some people but it is for Rn's. They can do everything we can do so why have us. I mean please don't get me wrong Rn's can't do everything we are certainly needed but, in Hospitals we can only do so much. So that's why there are not that many Hospital jobs out there and if there are they want you to have experience. But there are so many different avenues you can go in you just have an open mind about everything.:spin:
I just received my license as an lvn, and Im scared to death about finding a job. Im scared I'll do something wrong, Im scared I won't remember anything. Im scared I didn't learn enough. I really don't know why, I loved school and studying for my Nclex. I could tell you verbally anything you really want to know. But actually doing it frightens me. I really want to get over this. Im thinking should I just go back to to school because I feel really comfortable learning, but not doing. Someone please Help! What's the matter with me.
Scared to be a Nurse!
My name is Shannon and I live here in sunny beautiful California. I recently passed my nclex pn, and so did alot of my classmates. Two of them took it and passed about two months ago, and they still don't have jobs.What's up with that. It's funny because we were talking about how a little over a year ago there were so many jobs in the paper all it said was Rn and Lvn so that's what kind of motivated us to go to school. And now a year later all we see are caregivers and of course Rn's and tons and tons of cna postings in the newspaper. So what does that mean for the rest of us who are looking and can't find anything. And to mention we don't have experience so that really narrows the field for jobs.So what do we do, where do we go to get a decent job? does this mean that we are slowly but suerely being booted out of the profession. I mean if I was an Rn Im pretty sure it wouldn't be this hard to find a job. I kind of feel like if I don't move up and get my Rn I should get out beacause that's all that there going to want in the nursing profession.
Help in California!
Hi I actually just found out today that I passed with 205 questions so don't let that worry you if you get all the questions. I recieved my results in a month because out here in california we don't have quick results it's usually 2 - 4 weeks but they generally send them out in two in a half weeks but the board was really backed up. All I would say as far as advice would be to study from Saunder's as far as content and Kaplan for priority. With all that you should do fine. Go in there thinking your there for 5 hours and have 205 questions to take. Then you won't be upset if that really does happen.! I'll keep you in my prayers.
S.Gray,Lpn ( yea I can say that now)!
For all those myth's out there about failing at 205, it's so not true.I went in there thinking all I was going to get was 85, and I thought I would be maybe an hour or so. Oh boy! how I was so wrong, the dang test kept going and going and then I hit 100 I started to pray I said" God I'll go to 205 just let me pass this thing" and He did, God is so awesome. I just got my letter of passing from the Bvnpt. Yea! after 4 weeks of crying, anger happiness and every other emotion I could have been having I PASSED. To God be the glory! This is my calling And I'm so happy.
I live in california and I took my test on may 23rd and I still haven't got anything in the mail for my results. Im scared, mad, and I don't know what to do. Ive called the state board but they keep giving me the run around about when they sent it. They said june 9th and then 14th and then they said the 15th, everytime I call they say something different. I got all 205 questions and Im scared I didn't pass because it's taking so long. All my other friends ended at 85 and got their results in 2 1/2 weeks so what does that mean for me.I felt like I did good on my test I got tons of priority, 6 select all that apply, 2 or 3 d/h and some psychsocial, and a few intake and output. But why all 205 questions I don't know. All I know is Im scared and really angry at myself I really need this right now I would be really devestated if I failed. Help!
I took the nclex pn on may 23rd and it's been three weeks all ready. I had alll 205 questions but the test wasn't that hard. Ton's of priority,intake and output, d/h,5 med's. so what does that mean. I called the state board they said they mailed it out on june 9th and then I called today and they said they mailed it today june 14th ( what do I believe). And is it true that if you failed it takes longer to get your results. Because everyone in my class got there's in two in a half weeks.I live in california and I know we don't have quick results but, Im scared pleaaase help!
Hi I took my nclex pn test on may 23 2006 I was somewhat calm I sat down and started on the pretest question it was easy I got the first one wrong but then I started to get more questions and I thought I was doing pretty good I had about 4 or 5 check all that apply 3 or 4 intake and output a couple dosage one's a ton of prioritize and a couple disease process, a few psychsocial and 4 or 5 pharmacology 2 of which I know I got right.My question is the test didn't seem so hard to where I couldn't figure out the answer. If I was doing so bad wouldn't it have cut off much sooner.Did my test have to be hard for me to pass it Im worried, confused and really tired of all this why did I get all 205 questions . Can someone please tell me what happened.
I took the Nclex pn today,
my first pre test question was a medication one and for some reason I rounded it up. Then all the other questions were priority and intake and output, 5 or 6 pharmacology and what action do you take first, and psychsocial ones that I know I got right. But the test kept going on and on and on after I passed 85 I started to pray I said "Lord I'll do 205 questions just let me pass" and I did allllll the questions I was tired. Then the last question came and I know I got that right but did that mean I got the one before it wrong Im so confused and tired, discouraged ,and I don't know what to do Please some one Help tell me what you think this means.:uhoh21:
Hey You Guys,
Im finally taking the Nclex on Tues Im scared but for some reason I have a sense of peace about the whole situation. Ive been getting in the 60's on my practice questions and even some 70's I don't know what to think about it. should I reschedule or just take it. My friend was getting bad percentages on Mosby but she passed two weeks ago. I don't know what I should do, but any advice would be helpful!
Thanks Alot! :spin:
Im sooooo scared about this test, I will take it next month and I feel like my whole life is this test, Ive been through two and a half books already. One minute I feel confident and the next I feel like Im going to fail and my life will be over. Im having serious anxiety issues because my whole career revolves around this test. Can some one please give me some encouragement and let me know how this test is. Is it really hard or easy or is it mostly priority, interventions or what, I don't know if it's fear of the "unknown" or what but please ease my mind. :uhoh21:
Thanks in advance
I live in california and I am taking the exam next month. I was wondering how many times can you take the Nclex. Any and all responses would be appreciated.:angel2:
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