I'm an LPN new to the area, still looking for work in the field while I go back to school. My background is in mental health, so I'm signing up for some classes to refresh my clinical skills in the meantime. Anyway, I'm looking at jobs and it seems that there are many more CNA II openings than LPN, especially in the major Duke, UNC hospital systems (I live btw Durham and Chapel Hill). I'm wondering if anyone has any knowledge or experience applying for nursing assistant jobs as an LPN??
I checked the BON and it says that a nurse can be listed on the NA registry. But I don't know if the hospitals will consider a nurse working "below" their license. I need the hands on skills, since clinicals and psych don't count for much..and at this point, I don't care about the lower pay. I've got bills to pay (don't we all
) and I'd rather do it doing something I like and I'm good at. Other than that, I might have to go back to administration or, God forbid, retail, until some more LPN jobs open up.