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jasnxs84

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    LVN... not what I expected

    I totally agree! Why make it seem like I have no healthcare experience whatsoever and I was one of the most senior Medical Assistants in my facility. It is very frustrating and I dont understand why they are likr that with LVN/LPN because I know that new graduate RN's are sought after a lot and a lot of them have no experience in the medical field.
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    LVN... not what I expected

    I graduated LVN school in December of '18 and obtained my state license end of January '19 and it took me 2 and half months to find a job. I have previous clinical experience as a Medical Assistant for 13 years, but a lot of LVN jobs wanted experience as a LVN so I ended up in dialysis. So I cannot say I absolutely hate my job, but it definitely is not what I expected. I am doing what a dialysis technician does but I can pass medications and perform catheter care and use the catheters to give the patients their treatment. I work 16 to 17 hours 3 days a week so I am tired. I was just wondering has any LVN's had their first jobs out of school make you feel like you should not have gone to LVN school? I tried to get into RN school and did not make it in so I went the route of LVN, but I feel like I am just a glorified Medical Assistant. Shoot as a Medical Assistant I felt I was able to do more than I do now as a LVN. I guess I just thought that getting a job as a LVN would be easier than it was and that I would at least be able to be in a setting where I use my nursing skills that I learned in school. I mean LVN school was not easy! I gave up a lot to to school and went through a lot in that one year and I feel like I should have just stayed a Medical Assistant. I found more opportunities as a Medical Assistant than I have being a LVN. Maybe I am just a little discouraged that being a LVN is not exactly what I thought it was going to be. I have been looking for another job for a few months already and still nothing has come up. Just feel discouraged and tired and wondering if anyone else had those feelings at the beginning of their LVN career too?
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