Out Of Work Nurses -- All Types

  1. times new roman7black

    :chuckle

    hi there.

    i am or used to be an lvn who is trying to find ways to get back to work!

    i heard that in california all you need to do to activate license is to take 30 ceu!

    give me input though on how to refresh my mind in lvn works/play/break in a convalescent hospital settings!

    i have not worked as lvn since 1993!

    thanks for your input!

    kathy
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  3. by   Blackcat99
    Hi. I don't know about Calif. but the nursing homes in eastern Washington will accept anyone who is breathing. You must be willing to work your a## off and in return you will be rewarded with constant criticism and condemnation.
  4. by   Fiona59
    If we haven't practiced in over five years, we have to take a refresher course and show competency to practice (in Canada). Let's you get current on new wound care procedures and familiar with the new meds being used, also brings you up to speed on any skills now required to practice.
  5. by   Thunderwolf
    Welcome to allnurses!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  6. by   GPatty
    Welcome and Hello!
  7. by   KPOP
    Hi there.

    In California nurses pay is great if you got a lot of experience!

    My sister in law she has been working as a nurse in California since 1985 and now she makes like $3,000.00 per pay check and she only works 3 or 4 days a week!

    Keep in touch!

    Kathy
  8. by   KPOP
    Hi there.

    I heard from my sister in law who has been working as a nurse in California since 1985 that if a nurse needs to renew her nursing license that all she/he needs to do is to take 30 CEU!

    I will probably work again as an LVN in like 2013 or so!

    I will though take a refresher course they can em in L.A. California for like $300.00 or so!

    Thanks for your input!

    Kathy
  9. by   KPOP
    Hi there.

    Hey thanks for being on my thread!

    Tell your nurse friends about it and we all can chat!

    Just to make your guys thinks!

    Nursing helps tips -- if a patients ask that she could have butterfly if you are drawing blood -- just say I think that your vein is good enough for a regular -- but it hurt he/she might say -- just say it does not hurt that much less than an ant bite -- just do not look -- great tip huh?

    Kathy
  10. by   CHATSDALE
    nurse recently hired at my facility had not worked in 10 years..i don't know if she kept her license current or not but she did take a refresher course offered at at state hospital and she said that she felt that the course gave her a lot of self-confidence and it also was a plus when she was filling out an application\
    good luck on your return to work..we need you
  11. by   KPOP
    Hi there.

    I really enjoyed reading your very informative information!

    Yes I think when I do will go back to work as an LVN that I will take a refresher course!

    They offer it in L.A. California!

    Back in 1985 or so it costs like about $300.00 for a I think six weeks!

    I know that my friend's sister took it and she had to I think stay in L.A. so that she did not have to keep going back where she live which was and is in San Diego, California, USA!

    Hey by the way, are you enjoying the 2005 Presidential inauguration?

    Thanks!

    Kathy
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    Kathy
  14. by   KPOP
    Quote from Blackcat99
    Hi. I don't know about Calif. but the nursing homes in eastern Washington will accept anyone who is breathing. You must be willing to work your a## off and in return you will be rewarded with constant criticism and condemnation.
    Hi there.

    That is too bad!

    Hey you want to be involve in the legislation about that in Washington?

    Contact http://www.nfrw.org or .com and get involve with a frw locally near you!

    If you are a guy then contact http://nrcc.org/ and get involve!

    Open a unit or chapter locally near you also!

    Kathy

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