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nalie2 ADN, BSN, RN

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nalie2 has 1 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN.

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    New Grad New Location Advice

    I would look into the job markets where you currently live and where you want to move to. If you have better job prospects where you currently live then get experience there and then move.
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    Los Angeles County Nursing Positions

    There isn't much you can do to speed up the initial process. Make sure you submit all of your documents required to avoid delays like resume and BLS. After you apply you'll be asked to take an online test so take it as soon as you are able to. I recommend doing the practice test. Then you'll receive a letter telling you if you do or do not qualify for a position. If you do qualify then you can start calling wherever it is you want to work. If they have a nurse recruitment office call them and ask which departments are hiring.
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    Wow...what state are you in?
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    47 and Graduation TODAY!

    Congrats! I was 32 when I graduated and was one of the oldest in my cohort. It's great to see people chasing their dreams at all ages and stages in life.
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    Expelled from RN program, looking for options

    I think the most important thing to do is get yourself help. Get that anxiety under control otherwise you may end up in the same situation or even worse you may make errors once you're working as a nurse. Get that situated, then figure out the school thing. Either CNA or LVN option will be just fine, see it as a detour. I graduated nursing school at 32 and barely moved out of my parent's house last year and now purchasing my first home. So please, don't let your age get you down.
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    Pre Nursing Mom, wife working full time.

    If I had 3 kids I would never have gone to nursing school because I think it would have been unmanageable for me, but that is me. Several of my classmates had children, worked part time and still passed nursing school. It's all in your motivation and how hard you are willing to work for it. I had no children and worked 8-16 hours per week and barely managed a 3.00 GPA, but again that's just me. If you really want it, it will work out.
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    Bleak Term 1 Outcome

    It may not be your preferred option, but you still chose a great path. You can always pursue LVN to RN.
  8. Nalie, been a nurse for slightly over 1 year. What lead you to the nursing field? I volunteered at an ER and loved what nurses did. What specialties you have worked in? I started in a jail inpatient med-surg unit and now I'm in ER. Satisfying aspects of nursing? Watching patients go from an altered mental status to being fully aware of what's going on after treatment. Helping people that want to be helped. Being part of a great team that literally saves lives. Going home and being satisfied with my days work. Dissatisfying aspects of nursing? Not being able to help those who want help. Dealing with violent and verbally abusive patients and them having way more rights than us. DAs rarely file assault charges against patients. Working nights, weekends and holidays. What is something that is generally misunderstood about the nursing profession? Nurses don't just carryout doctor's orders. I'm lucky to work in an area where doctors appreciate nurses recommendations. Most memorable patient experience? Each serial killer I cared for. When I began nursing I never thought I would be caring for inmates. While I'm glad I'm no longer doing that, I feel lucky to have experienced it. One of the great things about nursing is all of the career opportunities available.