Go somewhere else. There are jobs (not many), but they want experience. You would be hard pressed to even get a CNA job right now. And nursing homes are even be really picky with RNs or saying LPN only. This is NOT the place to look for a job right now.
They are just a really big health system from what I can see, and when I did a search it only came up with 85 nursing jobs, and that included LPN and RN.
I think so, LPNs are really undervalued at hospitals. But you may want to check Ochsner because they have gone to an RN - LPN model, and don't utilize CNAs anymore so they MAY pay LPNs more, but they may pay them less and give them more responsibilities. So I am not sure on that one.
This is not a certificate program, but a series of courses that are worth CEUs, I really have enjoyed it, and I am not an RN yet (New Grad!), but I am trying to get more open doors for the future.
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