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Joined Aug 13, '12 - from 'Lancaster, CA, US'. josieandthepussycats is a LVN/IV Therapy and Phlebotomist certified.. Posts: 4 (100% Liked) Likes: 4

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    newlvnstudent likes this.

    Hi TheCommuter,

    Thanks for the comments. Well, it is still quite disturbing to be told this when inquiring about employment when it is a false statement. Due to the economic state of California these businesses should not even make such a statement indicating "that it is required by state law" it really causes me to question thier ethics. Long Term Care facilities and home health agencies are some businesses that I'm sure are still profiting through Medicare, Medi-cal, private pay and health insurance coverage. I know that if this continues there is going to be a even greater problem being created; they will be a large amounts of LVN unable to find work in there field and the vocational nursing progarms are still enrolling and graduating students at an alarming rate. This can not be good for the economy. I sure do miss the good old days when jobs were plentiful. I am glad about one thing that I did not attend a private nursing program school which can cost around $25.000-$40.000 and have that debit to pay back and not being able to find a job.

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    newlvnstudent likes this.

    Hi meghen,

    Thanks for the comments. I am also an experienced CNA and would start in this position or a MA if offered a job. These positions would get my feet in the door and then I could apply for an LVN position when one is available. With my skills and knowledge of a Licensed Vocational Nurse I would be able to handle the duties of a MA. I have also been applying for these kinds of position. Being a CNA is very rewarding and is quite a humbly job. I questioned myself about becoming an LVN knowing that the amount of time being spent with patients/residents and developing a personal relationship with them is something that I would greatly miss and knowing that it would be minimized due to more responsiblities and time constrains with passing meds, care plans, charting and interacting with all the doctors. So, oh yeah I am open to work other positions.

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    newlvnstudent likes this.

    Hi newlvnstudent,

    Thanks for the comments, encouragement and well wishes. I to am curious about the validity of what I have been told and have searched goggle and the California State website and could not locate such state law nor have I see it in writing. My former instructors have never heard of such state law..... I am also a CNA, IV Therapy and Phlebotomist certified by CA State. It is quite disturbing to me hearing that these businesses are using such tactic in not hiring new grad. Here are some tips that helped me succeed in the program. Distance yourself from things and people that are distracting, stay focus, yes this program is going to consume your life; the amount of hours required to study, complete assigments, and projects while preparing for exams will have your eyes crossing. And your love ones will began to feel neglected it is only temporary. Always be the first one to try a procedure or a skill in clinical. There are no dumb questions you are there to learn all there is to know doing this will only make you a more knowledgeable nurse.

    Go luck and I also wish you the very best.

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    Joe V likes this.

    Hello,

    I just joined allnurses.com today and I'm excited about entering into the world of nursing. I have been licensed for one year and actively have been looking for work and submitting my resume with hospitals, private medical offices, LTC facilities, correctional facilities, and home health care agencies and they all are requiring at least one year of paid experience. I have been told by the Director of Nursing from all the home health care agencies here in california when I have inquiried about employment that they are required by state law to request that all applicants have one year of experience. How is it possible to obtain experience if these places are not willing to give a new LVN grad. the opportunity? I am beside myself and don't know which way to turn. I would greatly appreciate any suggestions you have.



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