Can't find a LPN job for a new grad in Connecticut

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    I am a recent LPN grad in Connecticut, I passed my NCLEX August 8th and I have been filling out applications, dropping off my resume, sending out cover letters and no call backs. I am getting depressed because I have not gotten one call back. I feel like I wasted my time in school. I am just wondering if it is/was this difficult for any other new grads to get a job and how did you land your first job. I really am willing to take anything right now and work my way up, just need an opportunity....

    Depressed New LPN
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    I am a PCT and in Nursing school...from what I hear your best and possibly only bet will be with LTC. It seems hospitals will simply not hire LPN's...good luck...and it seems like LTC facilities are always hiring LPN's.
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    95% of the places I went to are LTC that is actually the area I would like to work in, however everyone wants 1 year or more of experience and other than my clinicals I have none :-(...thanks for your reply ad good luck as well...just wondering if I made a mistake....
    NursieNurseLPN likes this.
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    In the interim while looking why not sign on for flu clinics. Gives you a bit of 'experience' and some money in your pocket as you look for employment.
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    Thanks pixie...
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    HI CT Pixie!! Do you have any advice on how to get into flu clinics? The impression im getting is that its too late now because I have called all the Maxim offices i could find in CT and theyre all full so far. Do u know any other way to get involved? I cant seem to find anything through google and dont know any nurses who've done the flu clinics. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Have you looked into jobs at the UConn Health Center? I know they hire LPNs so maybe that could be an option for you?
    NursieNurseLPN likes this.
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    Quote from jenncharbs
    HI CT Pixie!! Do you have any advice on how to get into flu clinics? The impression im getting is that its too late now because I have called all the Maxim offices i could find in CT and theyre all full so far. Do u know any other way to get involved? I cant seem to find anything through google and dont know any nurses who've done the flu clinics. THANKS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    I had gone thru Maxim when I did the flu clinics part time on my days off from the LTC facility. I know there are others but of course the names escape me. sorry.
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    Thats ok! Thank you for responding! Yeah the only other place i found was community health network. Them and all the Maxim offices said they're all set for this year though. Lol aggghhh i need to find something! I'm hoping all my walk-in applying will pay off in the long run, and maybe ill receive a call over the next month or so. Honestly I had no idea it would be so hard to get hired. My expectations for pay are low, and I would be happy to work 2nd and/or 3rd shift. Oh well, THANK GOD FOR ALL NURSES!!!! All the advice I've received on here has been so helpful! THanks CT Pixie! good luck to you!
    Rlewin22 likes this.
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    Keep trying. Someone will call you back =) Genesis in Wallingford(Skyview) and Meriden site has had postings on careerbuilder. They're looking for per diem lpns and I know they've hired new grads before.
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