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  1. MK LVN

    California pay rate

    Glendale/Pasadena area. Got licensed early this year and had little experience at primary physician office and convalescent home. Now at post-acute SNF $24/hr plus full benefits and 401k. But the average wage is around $21. But here's a useful site I came across while researching potential interviews. Tells you all about their history (current staff wages, bed number, citations, etc). Pretty interesting and really helps in giving insight on potential job environment. The CA Nursing Home Guide - CANHR
  2. Thank you for your input. ComSci would definitely be a plus. It's a long shot, but maybe I can double major in Nursing BSN and Computer Science? But man.. that sounds tough just even reading those words together! If you don't mind me asking, is your friend an RN, BSN and what kind of company he works with? Feel free to message me, too! Thank you so much again! You are the only one that has some lead in this field lol
  3. Definitely informatics nursing that deals with research and development. How to structure nurse friendly technology/apps/emr's, etc. But there's so little information on this field... any suggestions?
  4. That's true.. about the red flags. I didn't think of it that way, just thought of it as a good opportunity for myself because it's federally backed and a non-profit company.. But to be honest, my initial intuition told me to stay away from this job in the first place. Thank you for your input. And just today, I applied to a sub-acute snf facility and they called me right away for an interview! If you don't mind me asking, what field of nursing are you in?
  5. MK LVN

    Space Nursing

    YES! You're the greatest. Anything related to space and universal theories and possibilities excite me and intrigue me.. I didn't know nursing can actually tie into it!! Do you know any good resources I can look into to learn more about space nursing (whatever the actual term may be)?! Feel free to msg! Thanks!
  6. I am a newly licensed nurse (Feb 2015) and currently I work at a Convalescent Home. I just started in May 2015. I only just ended orientation, worked my first shifts alone, and I love it. However, they only put me on schedule for one day a week in June. So, needing a full time job, I went to interviews. This week I was offered a position as an office manager/supervisory LVN overlooking the medical assistants at a non-profit community clinic in Los Angeles, with a mediocre pay rate, medical, dental, vision and 401k. But I must work Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and some Saturdays. They want me to start June 1, Monday, but I have to work at my other job that day. They won't budge on letting me work Tuesday-Saturday for just the month of June. The clinic says I must quit my other job. First, the schedule for the Home was made a month in advance. Second, I found it a bit pushy that the clinic told me to quit. The only reason I would take the clinic job would be for stability, benefits, and the fact that it's a non-profit, but I really hate working 9-5 jobs... If I don't take the clinic job, I do have a home health hospice job doing continuous, triage, and on-call positions to fall back on. Do I take the non-profit federal job or stick with the position I like doing? What would you do?? HELP!!
  7. MK LVN

    Cedar Sinai Medical Center Job

    Hello. I am an LVN living in Downtown Los Angeles. I would kill to work at Cedar. They are known for their innovations/research and is a very respected hospital throughout Southern California. I think it's also a teaching hospital. The nurses that work there are pretty satisfied. Also, once you gain experience working at Cedar, you are opening yourself up for even greater opportunities. I'm not sure what specialty field you are trying to get into, but this is a GREAT place to start. Check out this article: 30 Most Nurse-Friendly Hospitals in the United States As far as living areas, Koreatown or Westlake is the most affordable within 10 miles of Cedar.... I use padmapper.com or rent.com or trulia.com
  8. MK LVN

    Should I take this new grad opportunity?

    I would go for it- no doubt. I'm an LVN in Los Angeles just licensed in February. Getting into any ICU/ER, even just a hospital... it's not easy. Take the opportunity and run with it. Most new grad LVN starting salary is around 16-25/hr. They say once you're in, you're in. Who knows, they might be able to transfer you to a different unit sooner than 5 years. And already being an employee, you have first priority... If you don't mind telling me what hospital? Feel free to message me!
  9. I am a newly licensed nurse (Feb 2015) and currently I work at a Convalescent Home. I just started in May 2015. I only just ended orientation, worked my first shifts alone, and I love it. However, they only put me on schedule for one day a week in June. So, needing a full time job, I went to interviews. This week I was offered a position as a supervisory LVN overlooking the medical assistants at a non-profit community clinic in Los Angeles, with an okay pay rate, medical, dental, vision and 401k. But I must work Monday-Friday 9am-6pm and some Saturdays. They want me to start June 1, Monday, but I have to work at my other job that day. The clinic says I must quit my other job. First, the schedule for the Home was made a month in advance. Second, I found it a bit pushy? that the clinic told me to quit the Home. The only reason I would take the clinic job would be for stability. I really hate working 9-5 jobs... If I don't take the clinic job, I do have a home health hospice job doing continuous, triage, and on-call positions to fall back on. Do I take the non-profit federal job or stick with what I like doing? What would you do?? HELP!!
  10. MK LVN

    Did the nclex pn 3 days ago

    I took the NCLEX-PN December 30, 2014. I tried the pvt trick right after..for days. I was able to pass through to the credit card page every time. However, I ended up passing!
  11. MK LVN

    Career change.. CA w/ 2 misdemeanors?

    In my graduating class, there was a girl with such a checkered past, misdemeanors and a felony.. This was about 2 years ago. She graduated, passed the NCLEX and became a nurse. For me personally, I have a wet & reckless in CA. I had to write a hand-written letter to BVNPT explaining in my own words what happened that night, along with an official police report (which was insanely difficult to obtain). Then they review both sides and make a decision. If you really want to go for nursing, I say don't let those misdemeanors hold you back.. Although, those without any convictions tend to be favored. Don't quit before you've even started.