I graduated from Concorde's lvn program in May '11. I was working as a cNA making 8.00$ an hr. A month after graduating I got hired at an assisted living and I started making 19/hr I got my one year experience there and then got into private duty nursing and am now making way more. Ppl tried to discourage me but trust you get back what you put in and there are so many different opportunities for nurses out there so it's always going to be a job. I have a friend that I graduated with that has a desk job! Good luck to you all !