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Lance31 Donating Member (109 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Feb-01-09 09:08 PM
Response to Reply #26
With the shortfall in Nursing. It is very easy to get assistance to become a nurse once you are in as a CNA. For example: The VA, once you work a year for them, will pay for your education in Nursing if you contract with them for so many years after you finish.

I myself am a Respiratory Therapist. I make around 26 an hour with shift differential plus I get Special Incentive pay for any overtime which is another 10 on top of my total overtime pay.

Currently I am working on my Nursing degree compeletly online. Should have by the end of this year. Then I will work on my Nurse Practictioner which can ALSO be done online. NP guarantees me a six figure income and the ability to get out of the country (so does nursing) if the Sh*t hits the fan and the country goes Mad Max.
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  -Goddamn it! I just need a job! LuckyTheDog  Jan-31-09 08:21 PM   #0 
  - Have you thought about what you'll do if you don't find a job?  Subdivisions   Jan-31-09 08:22 PM   #1 
  - I have to get a job  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:23 PM   #2 
  - I'm reading your reply and have to ask what plan many COULD  hlthe2b   Jan-31-09 08:28 PM   #7 
  - I was hoping the OP does indeed have family or other means  Subdivisions   Jan-31-09 08:47 PM   #16 
  - I have a suggestion..!  Lance31   Jan-31-09 09:07 PM   #26 
     - I have thought about health care  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:13 PM   #28 
     - Good suggestion.  emilyg   Jan-31-09 09:30 PM   #35 
     - That is what I just started  Digit   Jan-31-09 11:14 PM   #38 
     - Excellent suggestion.  Le Taz Hot   Feb-01-09 04:31 AM   #41 
     - You will need plenty of immunizations though  Digit   Feb-01-09 12:01 PM   #44 
     - SOMETHING ELSE TO THINK ABOUT TOO:  Lance31   Feb-01-09 09:08 PM   #49 
  - :( I hear you.  BlooInBloo   Jan-31-09 08:24 PM   #3 
  - Can you tell us what kind of work you do and where you live?  terisan   Jan-31-09 08:25 PM   #4 
  - You've probably already said  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 08:25 PM   #5 
  - I used to work...  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:29 PM   #9 
     - Oh my  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 08:32 PM   #11 
     - I am hitting up PR contacts  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:42 PM   #13 
        - Can you freelance?  shrike   Feb-01-09 12:46 PM   #47 
     - Writing/editing? I've noticed that your command of the written word is really fine  terisan   Jan-31-09 08:47 PM   #17 
        - Thanks  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:15 PM   #29 
  - Hope you don't mind.....  Iwillnevergiveup   Jan-31-09 08:26 PM   #6 
  - All the best to you. You have a right to be scared. Family and friends matter most.  Faygo Kid   Jan-31-09 08:29 PM   #8 
  - P.S.: Born and raised native Detroiter. Hope to retire to TC.  Faygo Kid   Jan-31-09 08:30 PM   #10 
  - You're lucky in one sense  greytdemocrat   Jan-31-09 08:38 PM   #12 
  - A lot of folks are worse off than me, I know that  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 08:43 PM   #15 
     - DAMN is right!!  blaze   Jan-31-09 08:53 PM   #19 
     - Yep... I do.  greytdemocrat   Jan-31-09 09:18 PM   #30 
  - I know it sounds crazy to say "Don't worry"...  stillcool   Jan-31-09 08:43 PM   #14 
  - For what it's worth  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 08:50 PM   #18 
  - I'm glad things worked out for you. Suicide is not a solution. If things  davidwparker   Jan-31-09 09:02 PM   #25 
     - They have, they are and they will.  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 09:28 PM   #33 
     - It's not a function of remember that. It's a matter of remembering that  OffWithTheirHeads   Jan-31-09 09:41 PM   #37 
  - Take an Inventory of Your Skills  Yavin4   Jan-31-09 08:57 PM   #20 
  - I have been a secretary  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 09:00 PM   #23 
  - What's your profession?  usregimechange   Jan-31-09 08:59 PM   #21 
  - Same here  doodadem   Jan-31-09 09:00 PM   #22 
  - They are hiring right now  sandnsea   Jan-31-09 09:01 PM   #24 
  - someone from Kos started a liberal networking site...  Neecy   Jan-31-09 09:10 PM   #27 
  - Thanks... I signed up  LuckyTheDog   Jan-31-09 09:20 PM   #31 
     - it doesn't take long  Neecy   Jan-31-09 09:29 PM   #34 
        - That's a good tip  wildflower   Jan-31-09 09:35 PM   #36 
  - Lucky, you may lose your credit score but your probably will not  Waiting For Everyman   Jan-31-09 09:21 PM   #32 
  - Been out of work for 15 months.. I hear ye.. overeducated  nadine_mn   Feb-01-09 12:33 AM   #39 
  - What states does IA have reciprocity with?  BlooInBloo   Feb-01-09 12:36 AM   #40 
     - it has to do more with practicing law for "X" amount of years  nadine_mn   Feb-01-09 07:02 AM   #42 
  - good luck to you Lucky  lifesbeautifulmagic   Feb-01-09 11:34 AM   #43 
  - I have the same problem thanks for the rant  populistdriven   Feb-01-09 12:14 PM   #45 
  - have you checked into the 2010 Census Bureau Jobs?  UpInArms   Feb-01-09 12:38 PM   #46 
  - And there are some who are just cashing their last unemployment check.  undeterred   Feb-01-09 12:49 PM   #48 

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