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What else can i do?

  1. 0 I'm wondering if anyone has any idea what else i can do. I recently lost my job as an LPN d/t the economy. I have a chronic pain problem, with my c spine and l spine. conventional medicine has had not success. I take the max dose of Ultram, and supp with Vicodin. I can't find another job in another industry, i'm a nurse. I keep hearing i'm overly qualified, we all know what that means. I am not makeing money, i can't go back to school. Does anyone know of any jobs an LPN can do, that just physically can't be a nurse anymore, but still allows or uses my nursing license, and will be a decent income?
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  3. Visit  Inspired By Silence profile page
    In my area, clinics are hiring like mad for clerical assistants, secretaries, etc. It sounds like a comfy job you might qualify for.

    Let me know how it goes.
  4. Visit  cooked123 profile page
    Have you checked with your state bureau of vocational rehab, or Rehab. Services Commission ? I'm RN, injured my back, now state paying tuition for 3 yr Acupuncture program. Most won't fund post-grad programs, but career-oriented or 4 year programs. Keep me posted and best of luck. OH..the poor student life stinks, but it's temporary.