[I tried to post this once already, but couldn't find it; my apologies if I'm just a dork! lol]
My father and grandfather (and g-grandfather, etc.) were all born and raised in Central, Pickens county, SC. He's been military all his life (hence I never really had a "home" state).
I live here in California, and will graduate and take the LVN/LPN boards sometime at the end of this year. I hope to get into a step-up program to RN sometime in the future, but plan on working as an LPN until then.
What I would really like to do is move to SC. Have wanted to since I was a kid (I'm 45 now.) What is the job outlook like down (up?) there for LVN/LPNs?
I know here in CA, they are really hurting for nurses at all levels, and I have already had job offers from staff developers hungry for nurses at nearly all of my clinical sites! (Talk about an ego boost; usually the prospective employee is asking the employer for a job, not the other way around! lol.)
I really don't mind passing meds at a LTC facility (it's good experience for a new nurse anyway) while I look into getting my RN, but I also don't want to leave a sure thing here in CA to find myself having to work at Sears because there are no facilities hiring (especially new grads!)
And speaking of new grads, will I have a problem working in SC with a license from California? I took a look at the SC Board of Nursing website, but it's a bit confusing as to which form I need to fill out to transfer my license (if this is possible.)
Your input would be greatly appreciated!