New to Ohio and frustrated - page 2

Hi all, I am from Michigan and was in nursing school there. The Friday before I started my first nursing class my husband was offered a job here. I only got one semester of nursing classes in... Read More

  1. by   Dixiedi
    Quote from tomkat612
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    The degree does matter because I understand there is more a nurse can do than an LPN.
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    Excuse me, I AM a nurse. An LPN, Lisenced Practical Nurse!

    Sad to hear you chose Ohio.
  2. by   LeesieBug
    Quote from Dixiedi
    Excuse me, I AM a nurse. An LPN, Lisenced Practical Nurse!

    Sad to hear you chose Ohio.
    For pete's sake....she wasn't trying to imply that you are not a nurse. Don't nit-pick at someone who hasn't had any experience in nursing, yet, over their choice of language, and turn it into an insult.


    Welcome to Ohio,Tomkat! Good luck in finding a program that fits your needs.
  3. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from LeesieBug
    For pete's sake....she wasn't trying to imply that you are not a nurse. Don't nit-pick at someone who hasn't had any experience in nursing, yet, over their choice of language, and turn it into an insult.
    Agreed. Don't take it personal.


    Tomkat...you may want to look around at the various hosptials' websites if you want to take a job in healthcare while you go to school (or wait on the waiting list like I'm doing). www.mvh.org, www.ketteringmedicalcenter.org are the websites for Miami Valley Hospital and Kettering Medical Center Network, which are both closer to your part of town. Good Sam (www.goodsamdayton.com) and Children's (www.cmc-dayton.org) are more north of town. You could look for Nurse Aid, Patient Care Tech, phlebotomist, or even dialysis tech (which is what I'm doing thru MVH) positions. Most hospitals will pay (or help pay) for your schooling, which really helps out.

    Good luck to you & feel free to PM or email me with any questions.
  4. by   Deb123j
    Quote from AmyLiz
    Agreed. Don't take it personal.


    Tomkat...you may want to look around at the various hosptials' websites if you want to take a job in healthcare while you go to school (or wait on the waiting list like I'm doing). www.mvh.org, www.ketteringmedicalcenter.org are the websites for Miami Valley Hospital and Kettering Medical Center Network, which are both closer to your part of town. Good Sam (www.goodsamdayton.com) and Children's (www.cmc-dayton.org) are more north of town. You could look for Nurse Aid, Patient Care Tech, phlebotomist, or even dialysis tech (which is what I'm doing thru MVH) positions. Most hospitals will pay (or help pay) for your schooling, which really helps out.

    Good luck to you & feel free to PM or email me with any questions.
    I live in Centerville also and am trying to get a job as a CNA in a nursing home, and it seems darn near impossible. I have no nursing experience and need to be sent to CNA training, but I've heard that nursing homes do that frequently. However I'm having NO luck. Any suggestions???
  5. by   Rigby
    Quote from Dixiedi
    Excuse me, I AM a nurse. An LPN, Lisenced Practical Nurse!

    Sad to hear you chose Ohio.
    Never mind that negativity, TomKat, most of us know what you meant. You have the right attitude by being flexible and willing to get to your goal by whichever route presents itself. Many very good nurses, both LPN's and RN's, have started out as nursing assistants and progressed from there. It doesn't matter where you start, just so you have a goal and a way to achieve it.

    I suggest you check out the job boards at the hospitals near you and see what's offered. At the hospital where I work, we use PCA's (Patient care assistants) who do not have or need any certification, just in-house training for the job. We also use CNA's (Certified nursing assistants) who MUST have state certification. Maybe you'll discover a way to get a job where you can get the patient care exposure AND tuition assistance to help you. When a place opens in a nursing program, you'll be ready! Glad to know you're in the wings!
  6. by   AmyLiz
    Quote from Deb123j
    I live in Centerville also and am trying to get a job as a CNA in a nursing home, and it seems darn near impossible. I have no nursing experience and need to be sent to CNA training, but I've heard that nursing homes do that frequently. However I'm having NO luck. Any suggestions???
    If you're in Centerville, Debbie...have you tried Bethany Lutheran Village? They'll train you. Check out www.lssma.org/jobs/current.html

    If all else fails, you could sign up for the Nurse Aid Training class at Sinclair. It's 6 credit hours & you will be a CNA after you complete the course. All you would have to do then would be to take the state exam and you'll be snatched up by any nursing home fast!
  7. by   Deb123j
    Quote from AmyLiz
    If you're in Centerville, Debbie...have you tried Bethany Lutheran Village? They'll train you. Check out www.lssma.org/jobs/current.html

    If all else fails, you could sign up for the Nurse Aid Training class at Sinclair. It's 6 credit hours & you will be a CNA after you complete the course. All you would have to do then would be to take the state exam and you'll be snatched up by any nursing home fast!
    I did try Bethany (actually it's accross from my church Epiphay Lutheran) but they didn't seem interested in me.

    I've looked into Sinclair's Nurse Aid Training Class, however it's during the day and I work 1st shift right now. I'm trying to get into a nursing home so I can work 3rd.
  8. by   AmyLiz
    I don't 'know about summer quarter, but Fall quarter they usually have a Saturday class that meets from 8-4:30 every Saturday for 10 weeks. That's what I did last fall when I was working 1st shift, M-F. It made for long days, but I actually enjoyed it. Went faster than it would seem.

    I'm surprised about Bethany. Usually they are looking for CNAs all the time.

    (btw...I'm Lutheran too! )
  9. by   tomkat612
    Quote from Dixiedi
    Excuse me, I AM a nurse. An LPN, Lisenced Practical Nurse!

    Sad to hear you chose Ohio.
    I worked in hospitals in Michigan as a PCA while doing my prereq's and I know LPNs could not dose narcotics, push meds and the nurses had to sign off on all their charts. I didn't mean to offend anyone, I never said you weren't a nurse. I said for myself, I would rather be an RN. If you noticed I also said I was willing to become an LPN until I can get my degree.

    I also did not choose Ohio, I would never have left nursing school in Michigan if given a choice. My husband was offered a position here and for him and his career it was just too good to pass.

    Although I will say since being here that most of the people have been very nice and it is a beautiful state.
  10. by   AmyLiz
    You may want to try & call One Lincoln Park, Heartland of Centerville, Heartland of Kettering, Walnut Creek, or 10 Wilmington Place too, just to see if they have training classes or any other ideas.
  11. by   AmyLiz
    Tomkat...here's a link to the Ohio Board of Nursing's website and their list of schools for you to get your RN. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/pdfs/RNlist.pdf
    Springfield has a couple schools, including a diploma program. Just a thought. Also RETS Technical Center in Centerville has an LPN program. http://www.nursing.ohio.gov/pdfs/pnlist.pdf
  12. by   Nursenan0
    I started college at IPFW in Indiana, there was a waiting list there at the time, that was based on your GPA. I finished all of my pre reqs there then transfered to a private college to finish my degree...was a little more expensive, but was smaller and worth the extra $$$$

    Nursenan
  13. by   CASEYK
    I also live in Dayton, Ohio. I got my AD degree at Sinclair and now am in a Rn-BSN program at Wright State. Check into Clark Tech in Springfield because they also have a 2 year program and Miami University Middletown Branch has a 2 year program....good luck my girlfriends daughter was on the waiting list
    at Sinclair for 2 1/2 years....


    SN
    Quote from tomkat612
    Hi all,

    I am from Michigan and was in nursing school there. The Friday before I started my first nursing class my husband was offered a job here. I only got one semester of nursing classes in before I had to move. I have been trying to get into and program here with no success. I have an appointment with a counselor at Wright state in June and Kettering on the 21st. In Michigan I was in an associates program. I told my husband that with the wait list for the programs here maybe I would just go for my bachelor's. Now I here there is a waiting list for that. I have all my prereqs done and everything seems like it will transfer. I was considering going for an LPN while on the waiting list for school. Anyone have any suggestions. I am completely depressed. I was hoping to be an RN by the age of 40 but now it looks like that won't happen.

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