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:uhoh3:Hey guy, I'm a new graduate with LPN/LVN license looking forward to relocate by December. I have two option to choose Arizona or TX . I really what to know how much they start LPN/LVN's with. Possibility of going back to school, e.g. is their a waiting list 4 their nursing program, advice on schools to look into , what the cost of leaving, job opportunity , help, help, help help, don't what to make the wrong choice

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CametoitlateTexan specializes in Cardiac.

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sheilao2k4

In my part of TX (Tyler), LVN's make about $15/hr. There are 2 nursing schools which are both very good. There are several others within 100 miles. The hospital I work at will pay for school if you are an employee.

Please do not base your decision based solely on the pay. there are so many other important things to consider. Speaking as a middle-aged man who spent many years doing a job I didn't like just for the money, my advice is to follow your bliss. The other stuff will work out for you.

Good luck!

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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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In Dallas-Fort Worth, LVNs are started at $18 to $20 at nursing homes and rehab centers. Hospitals pay between $12.50 and $16.00 per hour.

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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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There are many LVN-to-RN programs in this area. Some have no waiting lists, and strictly are based off point systems. Here's a list of all of the bridge programs that I can think of in DFW, North Texas, and East Texas:

1. Tarrant County College, Fort Worth (LVN-to-RN)

2. El Centro College, Dallas (LVN-to-RN)

3. Brookhaven College, Farmers Branch (LVN-to-RN)

4. Tarleton State University, Stephenville (LVN-to-BSN)

5. Weatherford College, Weatherford (LVN-to-RN)

6. Hill College, Cleburne (LVN-to-RN)

7. Navarro College, Corsicana (LVN-to-RN)

8. Trinity Valley Community College, Kaufman (LVN-to-RN)

9. North Central Texas College, Gainesville (LVN-to-RN)

10. Northeast Texas Community College, Mount Pleasant (LVN-to-RN)

11. Grayson County College, Denison (LVN-to-RN)

12. Paris Junior College, Paris (LVN-to-RN)

13. Angelina College, Jasper (LVN-to-RN)

14. Texarkana College, Texarkana (LVN-to-RN)

15. Cisco Junior College, Abilene (LVN-to-RN)

16. Angelo State University, San Angelo (LVN-to-RN)

17. McLennan College, Waco (LVN-to-RN)

18. University of Texas at Tyler (LVN-to-BSN)

There are many more of these bridge program in Texas, but this is all I can think of at the moment. I hope this is useful.

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Hello,

AZ is where you want to be much more opportunity for school options, They don't have any crazy azz wait lists, and all the schools have the same standards for application process and requirements! I miss it, but I didn't like the summers anymore...I am a native to AZ, and my cousin who is going to be 19 has her cna cert and is working for the MAYO - you don't get better than that- I worked in the construction for Mayo in AZ, plus you have the Hospital and the Clinic, AZ cost of living compared to texas is a little higher but the school options are endless and not a lot of driving from one to the next! Good luck.....AZ doesn't have tornados or the hot sticky humidity just a really great downtown in SCOTTSDALE! Go to AZ

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Hello,

AZ is where you want to be much more opportunity for school options, They don't have any crazy azz wait lists, and all the schools have the same standards for application process and requirements! I miss it, but I didn't like the summers anymore...I am a native to AZ, and my cousin who is going to be 19 has her cna cert and is working for the MAYO - you don't get better than that- I worked in the construction for Mayo in AZ, plus you have the Hospital and the Clinic, AZ cost of living compared to texas is a little higher but the school options are endless and not a lot of driving from one to the next! Good luck.....AZ doesn't have tornados or the hot sticky humidity just a really great downtown in SCOTTSDALE! Go to AZ

Are you working for the State of Arizona? Is there some kind of bounty on the number of nurses you get to move to AZ? (HaHa) Sounds like you love your state. Good for you!

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No I don't work for the State of AZ, not bounty on the number of nurses to work in AZ or schooling. I just know how the system works there compared to Cali, its a huge difference no hassels is all. I love AZ for there school organization, but there are always good and bad things to each state one just has to know what will work for thier life. So I posted the facts I know...hope it helped. Good Luck.

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