New lvn grad needing some advice:)

  1. Today I went to apply at a nursing home about a block from my house and I got the job by just filling out the application just basically waiting for the permit to show up online to start. However while I was inside I received a call from CareNow and they wanted to set up a interview with me...The CareNow place is about 20mins away and I really don't know too much about them. The nursing home is offering me the 17.50 before I get my license and 19 once I do get it and I am not sure about the pay for CareNow...What would you do if you were in my situation? Any comments and suggestions would be appreciated
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    RN; from US
    Specialty: 9 year(s) of experience in Surgical, Orthopedics, Urology,Er


  3. by   CSLee3
    It doesn't hurt to go ahead and talk to CareNow and see what they are offering. You can tell them that you have tentively taken a job, however would like to see their offer. If it is much better then you have something to think about. If the same or less, thank them for their time.
  4. by   txspadequeenRN
    i had a friend that was a nursing supervisor of a carenow.she told me they worked ya like a dog and did not pay very well. however, i went to a care now in ft worth last week for a work physical and found the back clinical area to be very relaxed. she told me that you would not think it would be a good place to get experience but they see so many sick patients that you get the opportunity to give many injections and a somewhat wide range if medications,plus do a wide range of procedures...i know right now they have a sign on bonus or at least they do in my area. i would at least go talk with them and see what they have to offer.
  5. by   lilkimball05
    Thanks for the advice I really appreciate it
  6. by   TheCommuter
    CareNow Clinics pay horribly! They start new LVNs at $14 per hour with benefits, and a differential for evenings and weekends. In addition, you are expected to be on-call, and to rotate to different clinics as needed.
  7. by   lilkimball05
    Thanks for the info...It is greatly appreciated
  8. by   aubreysgranma
    set up an interview and go with who you think you'll be happiest with. Beleive me, if you don't like your job in nursing, you'll burn out way too fast.