Hi everyone, I am going back and fourth on an issue.
I am in the first year of my 4 semester ADn program. THIS SUMMER we can do clinicals all summer and sit for the LVN exam in the mid fall. This is basically working 40 hrs a week, straight through no breaks, etc. no pay , blah blah. but i am sure the xperience is very valuable.
I have been told that lvns are being phased out but i see ads for them all over. I would love to work possibly weekends while I stay in school for the adn. I AM getting my adn/rn, doing the lvn woudl be for experience and hopefully a part time job.
I have gotten mixed reviews - some say do it others say don't bother, bc lvns are being phased out. Again, I would love to have the opportunity to work part time while in school, and get my foot in the door , however i don't want to get all the way thru and see there are no jobs, and there are not jobs that will accomodate students.
my second option is to take some classes for a BSN. I already have a bs in psych so it won't take long, but i do lack THREE prereques (nutrition, chem, and stats......) so i was thinking about working on that.
third option is to get a regular part time job somewhere and just sort of chill. That is what many of my classmates are doing.
I am really torn on this topic. I am leaning toward the lvn bc it will be valuable experience. I would love to hear others stories -- others experiences.
Thanks so much !