I finished my first semester of my ADN program, so I sent off my paperwork with a letter from my school, stating that I had completed so many hours in Fundamentals, and now I can get my LNA license.
Does anyone know how long it takes the state to respond? I had to send another form, notarized, to the State Police for a criminal background check. I have to wait until the BON gets that also, but that should be clear, since I've never had any dealings with the police.
I'm taking a break from the nursing program so I can finish my sciences. I started to do Med/Surg 1 this semester, and realized that there was no way I could do that and A&P2 and lab. Way too much for a mom of 4 with an 1+ hour commute each way every day. So my school said they'd hold a spot for me for next January - I'm grateful for that!
But I'd like to pick up some shifts at our local hospital, or any local hospital, as an LNA. I really don't want to do nursing home work. I know the pay is better, a little bit, in hospitals, and if I get my foot in the door now as an employee, that could be something I could just continue on with as my schooling progresses. As soon as I have license in hand, I'll be sending out applications to all the hospitals I'm willing to drive to, which isn't many out here in the boonies! Well, maybe I would if they had tuition reimbursement......hmmmmm......!