HELLO TEXAS, canadian lpn looking for info

  1. Hey there my name is jocelyn and i am a candian LPN that graduated 4 years ago. i have been working at a hospital in new brunwick since i graduated. i work on an extended care floor with the elderly. i am proud to be part of the first group of lpn's to pass meds in a hospital setting (in NB). i love working with the elderly very much. i am looking for any info anyone can give me on work exchange programs. i would like to try working in houston texas for a few months and see if i like it. also wondering if there is a huge demand for lpn's in texas at this time? and what the rate of pay is?
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    About jocelyn_lpn

    Joined: Dec '06; Posts: 3
    Specialty: Geriatrics


  3. by   sunnyjohn
    LPNs are used quite a bit in Texas. Actually I think its one of the few states that use this group of nurses to their full potential.

    Good luck to you.
  4. by   texasrn9
    does canada have a nursing shortage too?
  5. by   danigirl58
    Hey there, I'm not sure how you'd go about working down in TX as a LPN. Nurses from Canada have to have a RN in order to get a work visa and to get the work visa you have to jump through a lot of hoops with a ton of paperwork. now I know things may be different if your married to an American, that being said either way its a long process.