Hello. I am considering becoming an LVN here in the Houston, TX area. I am 43 and this is something I should've done a long time ago. I decided on having my family first. So what I would like to do is go to school for my LVN certification, find employment with one of the many hospitals in the surrounding areas. Then go on to get my ADN, then eventually transition to BSN. I need some guidance with my plan. Are hospitals hiring new LVNs with no experience? If not where should I start my search? Will any clinics or nursing homes, etc be a better place to work to get my experience and feet wet? I really have no clue what salaries are the norm for an LVN in this area. Would you recommend just going straight for the ADN first instead? I'm just looking for guidance and encouragement from the nursing community. TIA and God Bless!!!