My name is Belle, I'm a LPN/LVN, and I am graduating from the RN program on May 25, 2010.
I am escaping California for paradise in Columbia SC on May 28th.
I visited Columbia during my spring break (Mar. 26-Apr. 3)and secured employment as a LPN. My employer understands that I will take my NCLEX-RN exam in June, however I cannot work for the registry as a Registered Nurse until I have one year of experience. In the beautiful state of South Carolina, can you continue to work as a LPN once you're licensed as a RN? I would love to work at a hospital as a Registered Nurse (Critical Care, Med-Surg, or Tele), however I've noticed on Allnurses that alot of nurses are having a difficult time finding employment. I would stop working as a LPN, once I secured employment as a RN. I am ACLS, BLS, EKG, IV, and PALS certified. SC
's please show a new grad some love. Are there any new grad or preceptor programs currently hiring? I'm a California girl, but when I visited South Carolina, I fell in Love (People, Food, Scenery).:redpinkhe I have to get away from California, I realize the pay is lower in SC, but money can't buy you happiness (although it comes in handy when buying a good pair of shoes & purse).