Newly Licensed LVN in the SF Bay Area and I can't find a job! - page 2

so nursing school is over. my lvn program was brutal, but i managed to graduate with honors, pass the nclex, and guess what? after hundreds of applications to various facilties (snf, ltc, acute care,... Read More

  1. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    I'm in western Michigan. Here, LTC facilities are always hiring new grad LPNs. County jails and state prisons, too. My advice to any new grad is to check your state's "state jobs" website. You'd be surprised how many LPN jobs there are in state governments. I've looked around and I always see LPN postings in such state facilities as prisons, psych hospitals and veterans nursing homes.
  2. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
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    In fact, I just went to the state of California website, and they are hiring LVNs at a prison in Solano county. Isn't that by San Francisco? And the pay looks to be 3,000 a month, that's not too bad.
  3. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
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    SF is difficult to get a job in because there are only so many facilities with so many positions. Most positions are filled by nurses with outstanding records who have held those positions for years and who intend to keep those jobs until they are lowered into the grave. A good deal of this situation has to do with the desirability of the Bay area. Everyone wants to live and work there. No one wants to leave unless they find themselves without a job and no way to support the SF lifestyle. Big bucks for a place to live. You can't live there without a good paying job or two.
  4. Visit  trevirt2 profile page
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    Just dont move to Texas...everyone seems to mention Texas as booming for nursing...xxxx wrong the job market sucks here as well even for us experienced RN's
  5. Visit  dianah profile page
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    Moved to CA Nursing forum.
    Hope something opens up for you soon, OP.
  6. Visit  Hanna0225 profile page
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    Try home health, I'm pretty sure Health Link Home Health Agency (San Francisco) is still hiring LVN new grads right now, the pay is lower but ya gotta start somewhere! Good luck to you! Don't give up! I graduated from my LVN school in 2009 started at SNF & did home health on the side.Just recently I got hired at Laguna Honda Hospital in SF (I applied 4 times) so it pays to be relentless
    luckycharmSVN and kae21 like this.
  7. Visit  ROSEASIRN profile page
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    Hi Hanna0225....How is the workload like at Laguna Honda so far? Please share! Thanks=)
  8. Visit  xxkmpxx profile page
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    My cousin in law is also a new grad lvn by sf.. She ended up taking a job in Sacramento at a correctional facility. Maybe check into correctional facilities? Also have you tried long term care centers? I know where I live (reno) they are always hiring for lvns and I'm pretty sure they don't mind new grads.
  9. Visit  kae21 profile page
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    I have an appointment to have an interview with the "panel" at LHH this coming week. I'm so nervous and don't know what to expect. Any advice for me? Do you still remember the questions when you got interviewed? Ty.
  10. Visit  kae21 profile page
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    I have an appointment to have an interview with the "panel" at LHH this coming week. I'm so nervous and don't know what to expect. Any advice for me? Do you still remember the questions when you got interviewed? Ty @ hanna0225
  11. Visit  gfrivera89 profile page
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    Did you get the lvn postion at PAMF? What was the testing like?


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