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If you are like most people, you probably have a dream, something that you want to do—like becoming a nurse. You may have said "Someday I will go back to school" because you are either too nervous to take the leap or because you keep putting it off, thinking that now is just not the right time.
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With the start of the New Year, almost everyone has the best intentions for setting new goals or resolutions for themselves. Maybe you have goals to lose weight, find a new job or go back to school. It is easy to get overwhelmed when you suddenly realize that achieving your goals is a little harder than you thought. There’s nothing wrong with admitting you may have bitten off more than you can chew.
As a potential or current vocational nursing student, you may be wondering what a typical day is like for those in a vocational nursing career. This is important to know, because it will give you an idea of what you can expect once you graduate and pass your nursing exam.
Once you have reached the decision to return to school to become a licensed vocational nurse, the next major milestone to get through is your nursing school interview. For some, just the thought of going through the interview process can be unnerving. However, if you take the time to fully prepare yourself before your appointment, you will find that the entire process will go much easier.
You have already taken the first step of deciding to do something to secure your financial future and provide for your family by training to become a licensed vocational nurse. If you are reading this article, chances are you are now stressing over how you are going to be able to afford to pay for nursing school. Take a deep breath and relax, because there is good news: you may be eligible for grants and scholarships that can help pay for your training.
One thing that might be holding you back from applying to vocational nursing school is the worry about how you will be able to pay for your tuition. Most students don’t have the money to pay for their tuition outright and rely on financial aid, scholarships and loans to pay for their tuition, books and living expenses while they are in school.
As a licensed vocational nurse (LVN), you are not limited to only working in a hospital setting under the direction of registered nurses. According to 2012 U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of Labor Statistics, only 20 percent of LVNs worked for private, local or state hospitals during that year. The largest concentration of these nurses who were employed during that time worked for skilled nursing facilities.