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I currently am an LPN working on my RN living in Cleveland, Ohio. I am really trying to get out of this town and move to a more liberal, laid-back city that is more geared towards nature. Not to... Read More

  1. Visit  arawn profile page
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    Yes, Lilikoi, I know, note the . I lived in the Puget Sound for many years, I've read the Oregonian... I just enjoy playing with words.

    Would you happen to know anything about the state of LPN nursing in the Portland area in the behavioral sciences? Is Psych/ Drug- Alcohol Rehab well funded? Here in Texas it's the Red Headed Stepchild. I remember in Seattle 15 years ago there was lots of funding compared to here; I hope OR has similar dedication to mental health.

    TIA- Arawn
  2. Visit  lilikoi profile page
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    Sorry Arawn,

    I had a feeling after I posted that that you probably knew better but I couldn't figure out how to delete my post.

    As far as my knowledge of "state of LPN nursing in the Portland area in the behavioral sciences", I have to say it isn't much. I wish I could be more help, especially after my annoying post :stone. Well, I hope you'll forgive me and I hope you get some answers to your questions.
  3. Visit  arawn profile page
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    Hi Lilikoi-

    No offense taken at all nor need to forgive, I just attributed your remark to your being an inveterate educator!

    If behavioral nursing is at a low ebb there I'll just have to develop another favorite specialty. Take a couple classes on medical procedures and do home health or something. Do you know are wound care nurses LPN's? Like, drive around all day changing dressings? I could probably hack that ok.

    - Arawn
  4. Visit  lilikoi profile page
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    Hi Arawn,

    I know I gave the impression that I am a Know-It-All but sadly, I am probably not much help to you. I am not yet a nurse, I start my BSN program in February so I can't offer too much insight into the job market yet Talk to me in three years.
  5. Visit  Pixie.RN profile page
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    As long as no one pronounces the state like "Ora-GONE." That drives me insane. I remember seeing a shirt long ago that had OREGON really big on it, with the pronunciation key under it. LOL

    Arawn, we're also considering a move to the Portland area ... I'm from Oregon originally, and have family and friends in Portland. It'll just come down to the logistics of moving a household of me, husband, four cats and a bazillion books across the country. Yikes

    I've seen some job postings on various hospital sites that offer hiring bonuses and relocation pay. I'll look into that once I have at least a year of experience as an RN! Has anyone known anyone who took advantage of deals like that? I'm sure there's usually a minimum time commitment involved; just wondering how much they might pay, typically.
  6. Visit  kerouac01 profile page
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    Not sure if you're still interested, but there's the state psych hospital in Salem if you're looking for mental health. It's not far at all to the south of Portland.