I am a new LPN.. Got my license in January.
I was in RN school also at the time when I got my license, so I didn't get my first job until May when the semester was over. I worked full time over the summer at an ALF which was horrible. They cleaned house soon after I got there b/c of the millions of problems they had (the place uses Med Techs, so there were only 3 nurses including myself). When they cleaned house, they fired the other 2 nurses (DON & ADON) and the administrator (after a very dramatic time where there were 3 occurences of stolen narcs .. ADON came in drunk supposedly on her day off... & ADON was apparently changing MARs and such without a MDs order). They replaced them but I was carrying most of the weight and getting minimal help from the other nurses when I asked. None of them even bothered to ask me how the things were organized (like who has an appt with the in house doc) and when I tried to show them I got blown off.
I turned in my 2 weeks and left right before my next semester of school started.
I got a job at another ALF where I've been working since August/September. This place works much better but the administrator is a... well, we won't go there
. I am basically "PRN" during school and only work Sat & Sun, 8 hour shifts.
I am HOPEFULLY!!! finishing RN school and my last day is Friday. I will be picking up more hours at work so I guess I am going from PRN to Part Time, since they fired 1 nurse and another quit soon thereafter.
I will hopefully be able to sit for my boards in January. I applied to a local hospital to their med surg unit, but I didn't know if me "job hopping" would be very negative. I mean, I know it's not a good thing but I have a very valid reason to have quit my first job and the reason I am lookin into the hospital is that I want to go there while everything in my mind is still fresh rather than maybe a year or so from now when I may have forgotten quite a bit.