Newly Licensed LVN in the SF Bay Area and I can't find a job! - page 3

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. by   BrandonLPN
    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. by   BrandonLPN
    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. by   caliotter3
    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. by   trevirt2
    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. by   dianah
    Moved to CA Nursing forum.
    Hope something opens up for you soon, OP.
  6. by   Hanna0225
    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
  7. by   ROSEASIRN
    Hi Hanna0225....How is the workload like at Laguna Honda so far? Please share! Thanks=)
  8. by   xxkmpxx
    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. by   kae21
    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. by   kae21
    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. by   gfrivera89
    Did you get the lvn postion at PAMF? What was the testing like?

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