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  1. San Diego Area Hospitals
    I would go the travel nursing route. I was just at Balboa a month ago and several of the nurses on the floor were travel. Hospital pay is lower then what you'd think for living in socal. It doesn't...
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  2. Moving in 2+ years
    Honest to god it's awful! Especially for a new grad.
    Jan 11, '12
    Forum: California Nursing
  3. Is this within our scope of practice?
    I agree with commuter. My only concern with it would be that they are not allowed to smoke on the patio when having it. Heard a story long ago about an LTC patient who had whisky every night and one...
    Aug 24, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  4. Looking for an LVN gig SoCal
    There are a ton of LPN openings in North County San Diego ( Vista ) if that is not to far to drive?
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  5. Reconsidering LPN/nursing after reading online blogs
    Dawn674, Just understand going in that as an LPN you will not be hired at a hospital. Even hospitals that do hire a few here and there will take a veteran LPN. If your dream is to work ICU, ER...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  6. Nursing homes/LTC facilities
    There are so many. Hiring for what RN, LVn or CNA? There are a ton in North couny but that may be a drive if your in SD. I would google ones by where you live in go in and give them a resume, they...
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  7. Which hospitals pay the best in San Diego?
    I do not know about the other two, but Balbao's pay is ok but not great. You are competing with a lot of "free" help they have like corpsman and Navy corp nurses.
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  8. Question for former/current CNAs in Southern California
    You will have no problems finding a job as a CNA in Socal.
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  9. Likelihood of Getting a Job After Receiving RN in SoCal
    As long as you are not picky then you will be fine. There are tons of LTC & SNF that hire RN's all the time, and RN's mostly do paperwork there and may start an IV here and there since LVN can't....
    Aug 22, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  10. What is it like to be a nurse in a prison?
    From what I have read and open positions I see open it seems like they mostly hire LVP/LPN for the med pass etc. Pay seems good though.
    Aug 20, '10
    Forum: Correctional Nursing
  11. kaplan college in Vista
    chicsufs, The last I heard about the MYCAA (6K) is that it IS being offered again. They have changed it a bit. Now you can use it if your spouse is an e1-e6, w1,w1 or O1 and O2. So pretty much as...
    Jul 25, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  12. HELP new LPN positive drug test
    ^^ I agree, as if people with valium are giving it to people at parities. C'mon now. And as an LVN the poster should know the difference in how they look. Funny story though fake as hell.
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  13. what states can a ca LVN work?
    ^^ I think the poster understands they can't work under a CA license in another state but was asking about testing. To the OP..you will need to check with the state you are moving to. Since you have...
    Jul 23, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  14. What kills me..... (VENT)!!!
    To the OP. If this site is giving you more anxiety then maybe you shoudn't post or read. Seems like all it does is give you more grief. It's an internet forum and anyone can post who wants to. Don't...
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  15. I think cutsey scrub tops look ridiculous on adult units
    Wow 23 pages...holy moly...I never even thought about what others wear and I don't care to. But c'mon on now, some people on here posting like 5-10 times about this. Let it go.
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: Nursing Scrubs / Uniforms / Gear
  16. Lets get a current salary thread going for 09/10
    You may want to post a question in the CA section but I am in San Diego and LVNs start at around $21-22 hr. Not very high compared to the COL.
    Jul 12, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  17. Meg Whitman addresses the CA nursing shortage
    It seems like nothing ever changes anyway. If she wins or loses it will still be the same. No jobs for new grads.
    Jul 11, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  18. how old were you when you realized you weren't going to make real money as a nurse
    That is great and that is a high wage and is not "typical" of wages in that area for new grads.
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  19. how old were you when you realized you weren't going to make real money as a nurse
    Sorry but new grad RN make around $30'hr. You can make 35-45 in socal but with much experience.
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: General Nursing Discussion
  20. Doctors office vs. Hospital?
    ^^ I agree. Even if you wanted hospital job they are far and few between. Drs offfice jobs are also hard to snag since many hire MA's and pay them less to do the same things. Also, hospital pay for...
    Jul 5, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  21. LPN/LVN New Grad pay in  So. Cal?!!
    Right now ( I'm in San Diego ) the starting pay for a new grad LVN is around $21hr.
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  22. Where can LPN's work?
    ^^ Mostly pass out medications, do blood sugars, and wound care. As well as paperwork, vitals etc. But most of the time is spent at the med cart. Also, as far a LVN pay the hospitals usally pay...
    Jun 28, '10
    Forum: LPN / LVN Corner
  23. What do LPN's make in the TC area?
    non4senuf, What is the earning potential for an LVN in MN in LTC? I am in school to be an LVN who wants to work in SNF or LTC, and as of now have no plans to go on to get my RN. Thanks for the...
    Jun 20, '10
    Forum: Minnesota Nursing
  24. LVN/LPN pay in Southern Ca?
    About $21/hr in san diego
    Jun 11, '10
    Forum: California Nursing
  25. NEW salary post for LVN
    In Socal they start at around $21/hr.
    Jun 2, '10
    Forum: California Nursing


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