I am graduating from an LPN program in approximately 6 weeks. Unfortunately I will not be able to continue going to a traditional NS for my RN because of my finances and family situation. After a year of not working to do the LPN as well as pre-req's for RN we are basically broke and I will need to start working full-time ASAP as soon as I pass NCLEX.
I can't do the CC thing because they are all impacted and I am not getting any younger. I do not have another 3-4 years of taking a class here and there and hoping to be selected for RN clinical.
Where I live LPN jobs are plentiful at SNF but not in the hospitals. The majority of hospitals in my area do not hire LPN's unless they have tons of experience or have been grandfathered in. I might be able to get a job at an outpatient clinic but truthfully I am not too interested in that. Also the pay in the hospitals for LPN's is low usually no more than a dollar or two more than the PCTs. LPN's make a way better living working at SNF and since we have all of these bills to pay I need the best paying job I can get.
I am concerned about being able to pass the dreaded CPNE with only SNF experience.