Quote from Melil13
I am looking for information on becoming a nurse. I am looking for a 9 month program in New York (Long Island; Nassua County) i am willing to travel. Can anyone recommend one to me? Also i was wondering about what the starting pay for a nurse with this training is? Also if you could point me in the direction of a good place to work in this area, with benefits and employment. Also if you can share some information like requirements and such i would be very appreciative.
With just what you've posted here, I used Google to find a ton of information, so I'd suggest you do the same: you'll answer most if not all of your questions quickly!
I can tell you, to start, that you're talking about an LPN program; they can usually be found through BOCES vocational schools
. Not all BOCES have LPN programs (I found through Google that Nassau BOCES does not), but there are Suffolk County Boces programs that do. However, the minimum time is 11 months for a full-time day program; if you need to go part-time or nights, count on 17 months. This, too, assumes that you get right into the next class: there are frequently waiting lists although I don't know what the situation is like on LI. You'd have to make a couple of phone calls to the admissions offices of the schools to get that info.
As for employment, there's very limited opportunities for LPNs in NY within the hospitals (where the pay typically is best) but there's always opportunities for long term care (nursing homes) and with experience, home health care. Does this interest you?
I'm in NYS, but not LI, so I can't direct you any better than that. Honestly, I'd use Google to get started on what's in your area for schools, and then make a few calls