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Its so hard to find a job in TX as a new LVN. I have a question.

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It is so hard to find a job as an LVN without any medical work employment history. Be it CNA or any type of medical work.

I have been a self employed web designer since 2003. I have no medical experience apart from my clinical rotations.

My question is. Can I apply as a CNA even though I am a LVN? or do I need to have some type of CNA license?

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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You can certainly apply for CNA jobs. However, two things will likely happen.

1) Even if you are working as a CNA, you will be legally held to the standard of your highest level of licensure, which is the LVN license. So if a bad outcome happens to one of your patients, you will be held to the standard of a nurse, even if you were working as a CNA.

2) When HR managers are looking at your application and see that you have an LVN license, most will be reluctant or unlikely to hire you because they feel you'll quit as soon as you find an LVN job. Companies do not want to invest money into employees who they suspect will not stick around.

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We were told in LVN school that Texas requires us to attend CNA classes even though we are acutally educated beyond that scope.

So?

I would contact the BON and ask.

and yes...finding a job as a new grad LVN is tough.

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