Hi, I am a LVN new to this site. I live in Texas and am very dissatisfied with the nursing opportunities where I live. I have been stuck in the long-term care environment for the past 2 years. I have attempted to obtain a nursing position in a hospital but they always want an RN. I have had some terrible LTC positions. I get irritated with the fact that things are constantly covered up. The facility I am at right now, has no organization. The filing system is terrible (new copies mixed with old patient's documents, mixed with vendor receipts). I receive several complaints from patients and doctors that go unnoticed. In an attempt to get out of this situation, I thought travel nursing was the key; but unfortunately, my attempts have been unsuccessful. My location choices are Colorado and Alaska. I plan on relocating to Alaska in the future. I am currently in an RN program and plan to attain my Associate's degree and test. I don't want to stop there. I just want to get out of this rut!!!!! I have worked in a couple nicer facilities in Texas but again if it is long-term care then things are the same.
Nov 12, '05
I was an LPN for 25 years, so I understand your frustrations. I just got my R.N. degree a few months back. I just wanted to tell you, I did travel as an LPN, and my last assignment as an LPN was in CO. Try and call some Travel Companies. if you'd like, sendl me a private message, and I can give you more info!
Last edit by sirI on Nov 12, '05
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