I would take the office job TODAY, and walk away from the LTC with my license still in good standing!! It will work with your school schedule and you will gain good experience. You are a new nurse, and more pay will come with more time and experience. This will not prevent you from working bedside in the future. Good luck!
OP, Our hospital has color coded scrubs based on role - except physicians. They wear whatever. I find your speculation interesting that perhaps they are trying to disguise nurse:patient ratios! I would not have thought of that, but it seems plausible. If a patient is surveyed how many times a nurse entered their room, the patient would respond with a higher number thinking everyone in scrubs is a nurse! This would help patient satisfaction scores.
You’re welcome! Let me know if you have any other questions. I do recommend the Charlie school. It is far better than any civilian program imo. You get a ton of clinical hours. Plus, it doesn’t cost you anything. I think I earned $60k while at Charlie school as an E5. That’s not too bad either!
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The Army Reserve holds about two-thirds of the Army’s medical personnel. She would have a better chance of getting 68C as a reservist. Then she can concurrently serve and pursue her BSN. That’s what I did. I would also recommend considering ROTC.
Have you considered working in corrections nursing? In my experience, it was not very stressful. It is a good setting to learn foundational skills like medication administration, EKG, assessments, etc.
My buddy works as an LPN at the local VA clinic. He says it is a cake job! Low nurse to patient ratio and excellent hours. Pay is going to be determined by your location (and experience.) He makes 55k as an LPN with about two years experience.
I am currently an LPN with two years of experience. I have worked in LTC, pediatric home health, assisted living/memory care, and correctional nursing. I will graduate in December with my ADN. I am planning to move to Florida after graduation. I have heard that Florida's nurse pay is pretty low compared to where I currently live. Can anyone tell me how much I could expect to earn as an RN with my experience in the Orlando area?