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I want to be an LVN

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I currently have my LVN License in Texas. It is current and everything is up to date. Here is the problem. I was layed off from my job in Hospitality after 21 years. I did take care of their incidents and reports of injured tourist and employees. I want so badly to get back and have worked for a home health agency for 4 mos. I actually did great and loved my pts. and they loved me, but the company I was working with was so unethical it made me sick and I felt if I stayed with them I was no better than they were. I am a good person, I love people and I know I would be a good asset to the nursing community, but my experience hinders me. I am trainable and learn fast. Should I give up or are their places of employment that will train and work with me. I need to work. HELP.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

If you have a current LVN license, then you are an LVN.

I wouldn't give up so quickly. Keep trying, because there's a good employer for every bad one. Good luck, and keep up the faith!

speaking about wanting to be an LVN, I do!!! What schools are there that I can go to to become an LVN? All of the schools that's I've looked at online are only for LVN-BSN -meaning I already need an LVN to get into the program. I have a BA, and want desperately to become a nurse. Do I have to start as an LVN first?:uhoh3:

opps, I forgot to mention that I live in Dallas, Texas. Does anyone know of a school nearby? or have more info for me? Thanks!!!!!

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

opps, I forgot to mention that I live in Dallas, Texas. Does anyone know of a school nearby? or have more info for me? Thanks!!!!!
If you already have a BA, I would bypass the LVN route and go straight for the RN licensure. Check out the nursing programs at UT Arlington, Texas Women's University, TCU, El Centro College, Brookhaven College, Trinity Valley Community College, Collin County Community College, Tarrant County College, Hill College, and Southern Adventist. Good luck!

I should mention that each school has different requirements.

If you still want to do the LVN first, there's Weatherford College, Paris Junior College, Concorde Career Institute, Platt College, and the Dallas Nursing Institute.

jelorde37

Specializes in LTC, cardiac, ortho rehab.

lol if you have your ba, you should just bypass lvn and rn and jump into an np program that grants you your rn after the first year. well, atleast thats what i would do if i had my ba. youll be the one giving orders instead of taking them.

ok, so smack me in the head and call me ignorant... WHAT'S an NP PROGRAM?? I've never heard of it.

P.S. And thanks to the both of you for responding -y'all are great! (catch that texas twang? ;) )

txspadequeenRN, BSN, RN

Specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor. Has 20 years experience.

there aint nothing like around here (direct entry msn) . now there is a accelerated bsn program at twu and tcu. you should look into them ....

lol if you have your ba, you should just bypass lvn and rn and jump into an np program that grants you your rn after the first year. well, atleast thats what i would do if i had my ba. youll be the one giving orders instead of taking them.

TheCommuter, BSN, RN

Specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych. Has 15 years experience.

WHAT'S an NP PROGRAM?? I've never heard of it.
NP = Nurse Practitioner. Nurse practitioners (also known as advanced practice nurses) are RNs who have earned a BSN degree, plus completed an NP master's degree program. Nurse practitioners generally have many more privileges and much more autonomy than the typical RN. They can diagnose health problems, operate their own medical offices, serve as the primary care provider, perform simple surgical procedures, write prescriptions, and bill for all services rendered. They normally work daytime hours, and are paid very well.

Nurse practitioners are regarded as midlevel healthcare providers, and they possess many of the privileges that physicians have.

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