Hi there.... I am currently a 1st year nursing student at the community college here in WA. When I got accepted into a program last summer it was about the same time my husband got a promotion and had to transfer to Reno. It was difficult for me at that time to give up my spot and move with him, so we decided to stay separated until I graduate in 2011. Anyway, 6 months have gone by and we've found it is so hard to be apart especially the kids that miss their dad terribly. I had thought about finishing my 1st year here and then applying to TMCC or WNC for the 2nd year, but the chances are so slim. Another option I have and would like to try is completing the 1st year and a summer class that will make me eligible to take an exam for becoming a licensed LPN. Once I have a license, I can work as an LPN for probably a year and then go back to school for my RN. Anyway, my problem is I don't know anything at all about the job market in Reno for LPNs. Honestly, I cannot afford to give up my 2nd year spot and then have no job. So, before making any decision, I would like to get some information, idea or suggestions from you guys who are in the area and know the area better than I do. How easy or difficult it is to get a job as an LPN in Reno and what is a start wage for one with no experience?
Any info or ideas are highly appreciated.