2009 NC LPN graduates: any luck finding a job???

  1. I am applying to the LPN program for Spring 2010. I was originally in the RN program, however failed my summer class by one point.

    Anyway. I was wondering has any of the new LPN graduates found full time jobs? There are always job postings for RN openings, but never an LPN. Unless it's a nursing home or an agency.

    Am I just wasting my time? Should I just work for a year and reapply to the RN program for next summer and possibly graduate Spring 2011? Or should I stay on course and graduate as a LPN Summer 2010?
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  3. by   garnetgirl29
    I'm starting my prereq's soon at Gaston College and have been wondering the same thing. The only LPN job listings I've found are Agencies. I'm in the Charlotte metro area, and I know that the hospitals in Charlotte do not hire LPN's.
  4. by   myperads
    This is what I am afraid of!! That I will only be limited to long term care.
  5. by   garnetgirl29
    There are other options here; rehab clinics, mental health hospitals, dr's offices, outpatient clinics, plasma centers, flu clinics (these are temp jobs), and home care. I just know that Presbyterian and Novant hospitals here do not hire LPN's. I don't mind getting started on LTC, but I don't think I could handle working there long-term. I'm very interested in doing home care, and possibly the seasonal flu clinics, maybe even rehab clinics or urgent care clinics, although it would be awkwurd to run into my ex husband in one of those....lol.