I am a Canadian Registered Practical Nurse with 24 years experience and my husband and I are contemplating "snow-birding" to the Gulf of Texas for the winters--six months here and six months there. I'm still a spring chicken, only 52 (okay maybe more of a late spring or early summer chicken) but would like to keep on working on part time basis once we make the big leap south. I happen to love what I do.
1. It appears that my clinical time and my classroom time doesn't meet the standards to take the exam for classification to LVN. Back in '82 this was a nine month course with a medication administration course tacked on that I think lasted three months.
2. What is a CNA in Texas? I hear they are unregulated and I never got an answer from the website recommended with the "dad" in it. I checked the glossary and didn't see it there....That's why I'm asking here.
So what do you know about this all you Texas nurses out there? Do I have a chance for some part time with a facility or nurses pool when the time comes?
And one more thing. I love this nurses resource! When I think that I'm the only nurse with the family persecutions , perplexing situations or managment frustrations
, I just log on and discover that I am a part of a very big family of caregivers and it helps to put everything in perspective. These are all things that I took on when I went full time in 2002. Many thanks!! me_ewe