Employee Spotlight – Lisa F., School-based Licensed Vocational Nurse

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Cross Country Education
June 09, 2021 04:14 AM (GMT-05:00)
Employee Recognition

Celebrating LVN Lisa F.

At Cross Country Education, we’re honored to work with the best of the best from across the nation, as they strive to improve kids' lives every day! This week, we’re spotlighting school-based licensed vocational nurse Lisa F.

We asked Lisa to share a bit about her story for others interested in working for schools as a travel LVN. Here, Lisa shares about what motivated her to become a licensed vocational nurse, what her past experience as an LVN was like, how she got started with Cross Country Education, and what she loves about being a school-based LVN. Enjoy!

  • Why did you become a licensed vocational nurse?
  • I was studying culinary arts and worked as a catering manager and catering director in the hospitality industry. Then my father was in the hospital, and I had an overwhelming feeling that I was supposed to be a nurse. With the support of my friends and family I decided to become an LVN, which I am glad I did!

  • Where have you worked as an LVN, and what brought you to Cross Country Education?
  • When I graduated as an LVN, most of the jobs required one year of experience, and so I looked for new grad jobs all over the U.S. I finally picked an LTAC hospital called VIBRA in North Dakota. In North Dakota, the registered nurses (RNs) and licensed vocational nurses (LVNs) have almost all of the same responsibilities, and I learned so much that year. Then I moved back to California and worked at an acute rehabilitation hospital for physical issues. I was there about six years, and then when COVID struck, I stayed home for a year and helped my grandson with school.

    Then I got an email from Danielle Marando, Recruiter, at Cross Country Education. I thought it was perfect timing for me, as I had been thinking about working at a school! So, I applied, and it was a very easy process.

  • What have you liked about your experience working at CCE schools?
  • My recruiter, Danielle, has been very supportive throughout my hiring process and also during my employment.

  • What have you liked about your experience working at CCE schools?
  • I love that I have a great schedule, I get paid every week, and I get asked if I’d like extra assignments. I especially love working with the grade school and middle school children. The teachers and staff are so nice. I just love it! It’s not too bad having the school holiday schedule either!

  • What kind of advice would you give to someone starting out in your field as a school-based licensed vocational nurse?
  • For a new grad, find a place that will give you some training and not expect you to be on your own after a few weeks or give you too difficult assignments too soon.

    Just enjoy your new career. “The patients make it all worth it!”

School LVN Opportunities

If, like Lisa, you’re ready to make a difference in the lives of students and embark on a meaningful adventure as a school-based licensed vocational nurse, explore our career opportunities today.

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