I am a new grad LPN, I passed the NCLEX in June and still have not found a job. I cannot tell you how many jobs I have applied to, and have gotten no replies whatsoever. It is very frustrating seeing as I paid 36,000 for my education and have not found a job since graduating in April 2010. Does anyone work in LTC, doctors office, school, detention center, rehab, substance abuse facility, or anywhere that is hiring LPNs and is willing to train them? I am also going on for my RN right now if that makes a difference. I am 21 years old, will work any shift, any days, and will travel anywhere in CT. I would greatly appreciate any replies or help! Thank you!
Feb 7, '11
by Hope2017, LPN
Your not the only one who cannot fine a job. I got my nclex Nov last year, pass application to different LTC and not one called me. When i followed up, one said they needed lpn with one year experience only... too bad. hoping to find one soon.
Last edit by Hope2017 on Feb 7, '11
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Mar 29, '11
I just have to put my 2 cents in. I had a horrible time finding a job as a new lpn grad last year. Every application I submitted was totally ignored. My phone calls were never returned. I was at the end of my rope....
Here's how I changed my luck: I stopped sending out random applications and stopped calling. I researched the company websites and corporate websites for the names of the Director of Nurses, drove to the facilities, went to the front desk and acted a bit disgruntled (channel an upset family member) and asked to speak to Jane Doe and then turned on the charm! I would politely explain that I was in the area and heard that they were looking for new talent (even if they weren't) and talk and nod and smile and blah blah blah.....I got 2 call backs, and 2 job offers in 2 weeks. It didn't work with everyone, and some even got ******, but I'm employed!
Last edit by Silverdragon102 on Mar 29, '11
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