Do LPN's have many jobs out there? Is it mostly LTC? I'm a current LVN student here in CA, and am thinking of moving to Vegas with family, while going for my LVN-RN.
Does CSN have a LVN-RN program? What other schools have a bridge to RN ?
Dec 17, '08
I am an LPN in Las Vegas I went to school in MA graduated in 1997. I have been here in Vegas since 2003.Ahead is my opinion. I have worked LTC here is it AWFUL. The first place I worked I was doing a routine orientation and count was incorrect It was liquid Mophine off oh about 10cc's which is alot, liquids are hard to count,and sometimes can be a tiny bit off like less than a .25cc but not 10, anyway they thought there was not a problem with this, I went to the DON, the ADON and so on, I refused to accept the keys and out the door I went. Their reaction, they blackballed me, BTW I am NOT the only nurse this has happened to out here.
You can get hired as an LPN in alot of settings here, corrections, homecare, md offices, insurance cos etc. I prefer homecare because I'm basically dealing with myself and just one or 2 other nurses. I will STRESS that Las Vegas is the only place in America that is in a nursing shortage and acts like they are not. Even way before the economy tanked it was like this, I guess because it is a very transitional place, but you can apply somewhere and they will call you 2 months later for an interview. Alot of the new grads especially RN new grad think its JUST because they are new,no it happens to seasoned nurses all the time also. Basically here you have go to know someone to get you in, if you really search these threads you will see post after post about this.
Besides CSN there is also Appollo, Touro that is all I can think of right now but they are very costly, no other community local colleges for LPN bridge that I know of.
Last edit by mickeymouse1205 on Dec 17, '08
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