New grad LPN looking for job, does anyone know anywhere in CT hiring new grad LPNs?

  1. 0 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!
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  4. Visit  CAdams} profile page
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    I work right now as a CNA, starting my LPN program in Feb. 2011. I work for Masonicare Home Health, they have offices all over CT and do hire LPN's, might be worth looking into. Good Luck!! www.Masonicare.org
  5. Visit  CT Pixie} profile page
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    Stamford Hospital has 2 LPN positions in the ER. One calls for having an EMT-B cert, the other doesn't mention anything about that nor does it specify any experience needed.
  6. Visit  ibelieveicandoit2011} profile page
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    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 ibelieveicandoit2011 on Feb 7, '11 : Reason: spelling
  7. Visit  katy_bascom} profile page
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    Thank you CT Pixie, I will check out Stamford Hospital and look into that.
  8. Visit  iwillbanurse08} profile page
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    I also graduated in April 2010 and just recently (finally found a part time) job. Every place I applied to never responded back, and those that did only had positions for per-diem. If you are willing to travel to Waterbury a place called Cheshire house is looking for per-diems and they do hire and train new nurses. Good luck cause I know it is hard:heartbeat
  9. Visit  katy_bascom} profile page
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    Thank you! I will definitely look into that I appreciate it!
  10. Visit  jewelgirls} profile page
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    Hi,
    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 : Reason: changed to all ****
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  11. Visit  CAdams} profile page
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    Quote from jewelgirls
    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!

    I love that tactic!!! I will def. keep it in mind. Congrats on your new endeavors
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  12. Visit  NursieNurseLPN} profile page
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    Updates anyone? Any advice on securing that hard to get new lpn 1st job? Starting tomorrow, ill be doing walk-ins to some ltc facilities ive researched to hand im resume and introduce myself. Anyone have any luck doing it like that? Im anxious to be working asap!!!! Thanks!
  13. Visit  katy_bascom} profile page
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    @Jenncharbs: I work in Agawam at Heritage Hall. There are 4 buildings here some with 12 hour shifts, some with 8 hour shifts. They are always hiring! Come to any building or fill out an application at all of them I pretty much got hired on the spot. They take new grads as well, I just hit my one year mark. Hope this helps!
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  14. Visit  NursieNurseLPN} profile page
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    yeaaa finally someone replied!!! lol @katy_ bascom THANK U!!! I just researched it and its' about 1hr30min away from me in south western ct. But i am so encouraged to hear this! I'll definately keep it in mind if i cant find something closer. Congrats on the 1 year!! Thanks, def helps
  15. Visit  katy_bascom} profile page
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    That's too bad your so far away! It took me 15 months to find a job so don't get discouraged! Something good will come along I have been seeing a lot more job offerings for new grads in CT as well too.


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