Hello I am currently an LPN working in a LTC. I have been an LPN for 4 years and I am trying to advance my career through Excelsior. I have currently finished NC1-7 in 4 months because I am staying at home with my baby. I am waiting for a CPNE date and have waited for 3 1/2 months and I am getting very ansy about taking this test.
My question is my husband and I plan to move to Portland in May, by this time I should be finished with the CPNE and I will hopefully pass. We have never lived in Portland before and we're excited about relocating and making new friends. Also I have heard many great things about Portland.
1. What are the requiremements for Oregon State BON? Do I have to do exxtra clinical hours? Washington requires preceptorship hours.
2. What hospitals offer preceptorship for new grads in Portland?
3. Where are some nice places to live?
Thanks so much!! CurlynurseLPN1