I'm a fairly new LVN in rural central Texas (graduated May 2011, passed NCLEX July 2011), and am now enrolled in Excelsior's RN bridging program. I worked as a floor nurse in a LTC facility for 2 months, then was hired as the facility's MDS nurse, which I left in April 2013 to stay at home with my toddler and prepare to have my second child (July 2013).
Now my son is 4 mos, daughter almost 3 yrs, I'm wanting to explore flexible work opportunities, but don't really know what's out there for LVNs in Texas... we are fine financially with my husband's income, so we wouldn't be dependent on me bringing in a paycheck. But I do miss the extra cash at hand, and, quite honestly, I miss the interaction with patients, learning new things in the workplace, etc.
The options I've found so far are Agency and per diem. I don't even know if there are any opportunities for LVNs to work from home. My husband works overseas for a month at a time, so I would like to have the option to say no to a shift if he's home and we have plans. IDK, is this realistic? How often do agency nurses in Texas work typically (like work available every week, or maybe once a month, or varies)? Any and all advice welcome! Thanks!