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How do I get into a Emergency Unit as a Newly Grad LVN

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I am a newly grad LVN, I’m still 19 and I love love love the Emergency/Urgent Care. Is there anyway to get my foot in the door or get into a unit of that type?

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819Nurse has 15 years experience as a BSN, LPN, RN and specializes in Nursing.

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Yes. Obtain your RN is the first step.

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Archerlpvn has 8 years experience as a LPN, LVN and specializes in Home health, Addictions, Detox, Psych and clinics..

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On 4/17/2020 at 5:57 PM, 819Nurse said:

Yes. Obtain your RN is the first step.

Not true! OP there are a few states, and areas within those states that will LVNs in the ER 🙂 and most, it not all states hire LVNs/LPNs in urgent cares 🙂 what state are you in?

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I know Texas and North Carolina are two places that hire them.

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MikeMSN-RN has 14 years experience as a MSN, LVN, RN and specializes in Oncology.

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If you’re an LVN in California, try to ontain BSN-RN.  Hospitals (acute care facilities) don’t hire LVNs; they hire RNs with the BSN degree.  If you’re an LVN in Texas, you might have a chance to be hired just like Mintezia says. You’re young, so try to ontain BSN!

FYI: The term “LVN” is used in California and Texas only. 

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Nurselexii specializes in Non judgmental advisor.

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On 4/17/2020 at 1:10 AM, Joaquin Fernandez said:

I am a newly grad LVN, I’m still 19 and I love love love the Emergency/Urgent Care. Is there anyway to get my foot in the door or get into a unit of that type?

Hello and congratulations on your LVN, its great as a teenager you already know where you want to go and where you want to be, since your so young (and I'm guessing not married no kids) are you willing to travel? I say this because unfortunately some states may be opposed to allowing LPN hires (silly rule 😞 sorry) if you can travel try small southern states as well as any others that are. Open to LPN hiring if you love it there stay

if you want to someday travel or move elsewhere, it wouldnt hurt to further your education and send the hospital the bill, that way you can work your dream job and have your hospital help pay for your new degree 🙂

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cyc0sys has 6 years experience and specializes in EMS, LTC, Sub-acute Rehab.

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You can apply as a Patient Care Technician for the ED at some hospitals. I know a few LPNs and Medics that went that route prior to obtaining their RN. It's still lots of hands on and it will give you a leg up if you decide to go the RN route. You'll needs to get ACLS and PALS if you don't have it.

Personally, I would have never left being a Medic if there was advancement through the ranks without becoming a firefighter. I have nothing against firefighters. It just wasn't my thing. But nothing compares to the experience or autonomy of being a Medic.

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36 minutes ago, cyc0sys said:

But nothing compares to the experience or autonomy of being a Medic.

Au contraire my friend. Try being a flight nurse on for size. It's the best of both worlds! 😉

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cyc0sys has 6 years experience and specializes in EMS, LTC, Sub-acute Rehab.

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24 minutes ago, Wuzzie said:

Au contraire my friend. Try being a flight nurse on for size. It's the best of both worlds! 😉

Agreed. I'm too fat and old to play that game. Plus, I've survived all of my chopper rides to date. May the Airborne Gods smile upon all your endeavors.

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currikao has 1 years experience as a LVN and specializes in Hospital/ER, Rural Health.

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Hi! I'm a new grad LVN (TX) working at a hospital. I rotate between working the floor and working ER. I love both! Honestly, it is slim pickings for PNs wanting ER work. I moved to a rural area, where they have hospitals that use more LVNs than RNs (simply because they can't afford tons of RNs). I did look for awhile in the larger cities near me and never found even one hospital/ER job meant for a LVN/LPN. It was worth moving though, I have the exact job I wanted to get when I graduated! Good luck to you!

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You can try rural hospitals, my RNs allowed me to assist in a Rural hospital

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