New LVN grad to-be, wondering about jobs and salary - page 2
Hi! I will be graduating from an LVN program in August of this year! My fellow classmates and I have been speculating about how our job hunt will go. I personally am interested in dialysis... Read More
Apr 10, '11Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 21Quote from teeceeit took me almost one month to find a job. I went for a couple interviews and they all wanted a nurse wt experience already. But i just got hired and they agreed to train me. start rate $23.50 which is awesome for a new grad!
If I may ask, are you in Texas? or where are you from?
Apr 11, '11Occupation: Wellness Nurse From: US ; Joined: May '07; Posts: 28; Likes: 10I graduated in Feb. and had two job offers in March. Accepted one at an assisting living community making $21/hr.
Apr 13, '11Occupation: RN From: US ; Joined: Apr '11; Posts: 46; Likes: 11Quote from texasjmnam in de east detroit michigan side.If I may ask, are you in Texas? or where are you from?
Aug 14, '12Occupation: NURSE Specialty: 6 year(s) of experience ; From: US ; Joined: May '11; Posts: 200; Likes: 93Just updating an old post. I'm a new grad in Houston and was wondering if anybody had any new input on the subject. I have been looking, but the job market for LVNs has definitely taken a hit. I take my NCLEX August, 23rd. !
Aug 15, '12Joined: Jan '12; Posts: 59; Likes: 59Quote from texasjmnYou wouldn't want to stay of course, but you could continue your CNA job until you find an LVN job.Well, I can't work at the hospital I currently am employed at. They do not hire LVNs. So I am officially out of a job in August
You can work below your license - an LVN can do CNA work. But they are employed as a CNA and cannot do LVN work unless it's a medical emergency - then you work at your highest level.