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New lvn grad needing some advice:)

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by lilkimball05 lilkimball05 (Member) Member

lilkimball05 has 9 years experience and specializes in Surgical, Orthopedics, Urology,Er.

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Today I went to apply at a nursing home about a block from my house and I got the job by just filling out the application just basically waiting for the permit to show up online to start. However while I was inside I received a call from CareNow and they wanted to set up a interview with me...The CareNow place is about 20mins away and I really don't know too much about them. The nursing home is offering me the 17.50 before I get my license and 19 once I do get it and I am not sure about the pay for CareNow...What would you do if you were in my situation? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated:)

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CSLee3 has 10 years experience and specializes in Instructor/ER/Sports Med.

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It doesn't hurt to go ahead and talk to CareNow and see what they are offering. You can tell them that you have tentively taken a job, however would like to see their offer. If it is much better then you have something to think about. If the same or less, thank them for their time.

ERDude

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txspadequeenRN has 20 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in ICU, PICC Nurse, Nursing Supervisor.

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i had a friend that was a nursing supervisor of a carenow.she told me they worked ya like a dog and did not pay very well. however, i went to a care now in ft worth last week for a work physical and found the back clinical area to be very relaxed. she told me that you would not think it would be a good place to get experience but they see so many sick patients that you get the opportunity to give many injections and a somewhat wide range if medications,plus do a wide range of procedures...i know right now they have a sign on bonus or at least they do in my area. i would at least go talk with them and see what they have to offer.

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lilkimball05 has 9 years experience and specializes in Surgical, Orthopedics, Urology,Er.

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Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it:)

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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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CareNow Clinics pay horribly! They start new LVNs at $14 per hour with benefits, and a differential for evenings and weekends. In addition, you are expected to be on-call, and to rotate to different clinics as needed.

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lilkimball05 has 9 years experience and specializes in Surgical, Orthopedics, Urology,Er.

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Thanks for the info...It is greatly appreciated:)

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aubreysgranma has 4 years experience and specializes in long term care.

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set up an interview and go with who you think you'll be happiest with. Beleive me, if you don't like your job in nursing, you'll burn out way too fast.

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