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  1. katy_bascom

    Nursing Salary Survey 2014

    milfordmom, Where do you work in Connecticut? Currently going to school for LPN to RN.
  2. katy_bascom

    Nursing Salary Survey 2014

    Geographic location- Live in Northern CT, work in Western MA Pay rate- 22.50 In which area / specialty do you work? Sub-acute rehab in LTC facility What type of license do you have (RN or LPN)? LPN What type of degree and/or certification do you have? LPN How many years of experience do you have? 3 Are you full-time, part-time, or casual / per diem / PRN status? Full time What shift do you work? 11-7, but occasionally pick up 3-11 Do you receive any shift differential? $1/hr for 3-11 and 11-7 and $1/hr for weekends Are you a manager or supervisor? No I would like to see what LPN's in CT and MA are getting paid, my facility pays the lowest in the area with the wonderful 25 cent pay raises each year.
  3. I am an LPN, I currently work in a nursing home in Agawam in a sub-acute rehab unit. I have been an LPN for two and half years. For many reasons, I have been looking for a new job. I would like to get off third shift, go back to school, and I am having problems with management being unprofessional and bullying staff. Many other employees have left, so I have decided to try something new. I have always wanted to work with kids, and I had an open interview with PSA healthcare a month and a half ago. I finally got all of my paperwork submitted (license, diploma, etc.), and I just have to take a hands on CPR class (I took an online CPR class this year per my employer). Within the next two weeks I should have that done, and I will be starting my orientation with PSA. Does anyone have experience with PSA healthcare in Connecticut? I have read many reveiws of the company and some were great and some were terrible, however, none of these were reveiwing the offices in Connecticut. I am really interested in home health care and I want to give it a shot, but I want to make sure I am picking a good company to work for. Any information would be very helpful!
  4. katy_bascom

    Can't find a job ANYWHERE

    I got a job in agawam at heritage hall. They hire new grads and there are four buildings here do apply at each one! Good luck!
  5. That's too bad your so far away! It took me 15 months to find a job so don't get discouraged! Something good will come along I have been seeing a lot more job offerings for new grads in CT as well too.
  6. @Jenncharbs: I work in Agawam at Heritage Hall. There are 4 buildings here some with 12 hour shifts, some with 8 hour shifts. They are always hiring! Come to any building or fill out an application at all of them I pretty much got hired on the spot. They take new grads as well, I just hit my one year mark. Hope this helps!
  7. katy_bascom

    Questions about the private CT LPN programs...

    I went to Porter and Chester in Enfield and I was in the first graduating class of April 2010. The program has grown quite a bit since then and I believe they have a 9 or 10 month option or a 15 month option (which is what I did). I would recommend the 15 month program only because the program is very intense and you need that extra day off every week (the program is Monday through Thursday). I thought it was a great program with good instructors and great clinical sites. Our started with 20 and graduated with 12 students. The student loans are killing me now but it's worth it!
  8. Thank you! I will definitely look into that I appreciate it!
  9. Thank you CT Pixie, I will check out Stamford Hospital and look into that.
  10. katy_bascom

    salary expectations of a new grad in CT

    I am a new graduate LPN in Connecticut, I live around the Hartford area, graduated in April and have not found a job. Can you tell me where you work and if they are hiring any more LPN's I am absolutely desperate for work and will take any shift availible. I am willing to travel anywhere in CT as well. THank you!
  11. I am a new grad LPN, I passed the NCLEX in June and still have not found a job. I cannot tell you how many jobs I have applied to, and have gotten no replies whatsoever. It is very frustrating seeing as I paid 36,000 for my education and have not found a job since graduating in April 2010. Does anyone work in LTC, doctors office, school, detention center, rehab, substance abuse facility, or anywhere that is hiring LPNs and is willing to train them? I am also going on for my RN right now if that makes a difference. I am 21 years old, will work any shift, any days, and will travel anywhere in CT. I would greatly appreciate any replies or help! Thank you!
  12. katy_bascom

    Can't find a job ANYWHERE

    I am also a new grad LPN, I graduated in April and have not found anything! I have gone places, applied online, applied on facility websites, and nothing. It is very frustrating, but do not give up. I have been out of school for 8 months now and have now found anything, but eventually something will come along. Can you tell me a little bit about excelsior, i am thinking about doing it and do you have any pre-reqs done?
  13. katy_bascom

    ATI Materials

    I have a whole entire set of ATI study guides. I got them for free when I was in school going for my LPN, and my school got them for free. Honestly, I never used them, I just did the ATI practice tests online, and I did above average on it. If your using them to study for the NCLEX, my advice would be to get an NCLEX review book, because they are very topic specific. Hope that helps!
  14. I recently graduated from school in April, and passed my NCLEX in June. I have applied for about 30 jobs, and still have not gotten one. I also do not have any prior experience, since I started LPN school the January after I graduated high school, and some people are shocked that all I have is clinical experience. Does anyone know of any nursing homes/doctors offices/clincs/hospitals in CT that hire new grad LPNs? I live in Hartford county, but would be willing to drive about an hour away. Any help would be much appreciated!

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