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  1. cawkazn

    why is the pay so low?!?!

    I recently got my license, I have not found a job as an LVN yet. Right now I am currently a cable guy. I have been searching for jobs as an LVN and have noticed that many of the places are paying as low as $15 hr!! *** is that?!?! So I went to school and took out loans to make $15 hr? its ridiculous. I am making more now doing cable, if I want to be a nurse it seems I am going to have to take a pay cut. I want to be a nurse but bills need to be paid and is more of a priority in my life so I am kind of torn on what to do. Continue doing cable and making more $$$$ or take the loss and be a nurse. the only benefit I can see is that long term nursing will pay more once I gain experience. I cant make up my mind what to do, any advice?
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    Any black male nurses out there?

    where I work I am the only white male there. more power to white males accomplishing whatever they desire!
  3. cawkazn

    whats it like to work in prison

    the reasons i want to work in a prison are the better pay and the 12 hour shifts which would allow me to go back to school to get my RN. However I spoke with a woman today who said she worked in a prison and didnt like it. So I thought i would come in here and ask, what is it like to work in a prison/jail/correctional facility etc? does anyone know where I could get a list of jails, prisons, detention centers, and correctional facilities in southern california inland empire area? I just learned of one today that I had no idea about and its in my own city!
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    LVN case manager

    I am a new grad that finally got a job as a LPN/LVN case manager for an IPA. So I am in an office in a cubicle, not in a hospital or snf passing meds etc. I am wondering if I will be able to use this experience to get over the whole "1 yr exp required" thing? Will I be able to use this job exp to gain a job requiring 1 yr of exp?
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    LVN case manager

    ill take it.........its a start!
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    LVN case manager

    could this please be moved to general nursing for more responses please?
  7. cawkazn

    whats it like to work in prison

    could this be moved to general forum for more responses please?
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    12 hour shifts

    what places offer 12 hour shifts? i really want to work for a place with these shifts so I can go back to school
  9. cawkazn

    LVN Needs job in the IE!!

    i looked it up, $10-13 an hour in my area...bs
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    care plans

    when i was in school and we had to make care plans, i was told we could only get our diagnoses and treatments etc. out of the book. Now when you are working in the field are you able to come up with your own or do you still have to get them out of the book?
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    care plans

    i got a job offer and was told i will be making care plans. i dont have much experience with them in school because i was under the impression RN's usually do them. do you know the answer to my question regarding whether i can make my own or do i still have to pull all the treatments etc. from the book?
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    LVN Needs job in the IE!!

    sorry im a bit confused with your post.
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    New Grad LPN NO training!!!!!!

    your luck you have a job to, "learn on the job" at, i would do anything just to have that opportunity.
  14. So I went to school to be a nurse. finished school, got my license, cant get a job. Am working a min wage job because its the only one I could get. I am not making enough money to get by, I have been receiving bills to pay back my loans. There is no way I could pay back these loans right now, I can barely keep the electricity on, and have been without water for 3 weeks. If I dont pay back these loans will they eventually garnish my wages?
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    LPN school: wasted a year of my life

    money pays bills, not the love of nursing. its great to love your work, but at the end of the day we all need to be making money to survive. I would love to get a job as a nurse as that is what I chose to do, but because I cannot get a job as a nurse, and must make money to survive, I am forced to work a job that is not nurse related at all.
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    Pass NCLEX...now job hunting w/o license

    did the same thing as you, had my license since feb. still no job. good luck!
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    New Grad LVN found AWESOME JOB!

    congrats, I would be happy just to land your first job!
  18. cawkazn

    how is the LPN market lately

    i think it depends on where you live, but as far as southern california it seems to be a big HELL NO!
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    LVN Needs job in the IE!!

    I am in the same exact shoes as you, but I do not have the years of experience as a CNA so it is even harder. I am supporting a family on a minimum wage job right now. I am not making enough money to get by, cant get a job as a nurse because I am a new grad and dont have 1 yr of exp(how can you get any exp. if you cant get A job?), and am receiving bills to pay back a $30k loan when I cant even pay rent. So I went to school for nothing it seems except to put myself in debt,not get a job, and go right back to making min wage and being poor. Yeehaw! ps. if there is ANYONE out there willing to give me a chance or know of any work out here, please let me know!!!! : ) thanks!
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    CPR renewal

    i cant get a job as an LVN new grad!
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    CPR renewal

    So I had to renew my CPR card. I wanted to do it online but I heard that some places are not accepting these online renewal cpr cards. Im too busy to take a class all over again and my days off are during the week. I renews my cpr card online for $20 at this site called icpri.com Does it look legit? or did i get ripped off? I dont know if it will be accepted or not and I am beginning to think I got scammed. They mailed me an "official" card. Heres what it says on it: _______ has successfully completed international cpr institutes cognitive assessment of the Basic Life Support for the Health care provider course based on the current guidelines for CPR and ECC. On the other side it says Healthcare provider BLS- CPR/AED adult/child/infant. So does it sound like its legit or I got scammed?
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    what type of shifts

    what type of shifts are available at most prisons, 3 - 12's? 4 - 10's? or 5 - 8's?
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    Any black male nurses out there?

    why should race matter?
  24. cawkazn

    why is the pay so low?!?!

    that was my plan too, to get into corrections, problem there is they require at least 1 yr experience.
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    why is the pay so low?!?!

    cant, no time.
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