Best and Worst places for LPN opportunities - page 3

by Mazee

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After I pass my nclex i was thinking of relocating to a new place. I was wondering which states i should look into for good LPN opportunities and which states are NOT so great for LPN's... i wanna know how much was your starting... Read More


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    Do u know of anywhere in fairfield county where a new grad lpn would have a better chance getting hired? I prefer ltc & think its the best way for a new lpn to get the needed experience those first few years after graduation. Lol if u can take care of 30 patients, u can do anything! Any advice would truly be appreciated!!!!! Thank u ; )
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    Home Health Care is a good option. Very rewarding and never a dull moment. Also Hospice care, long term care. Good luck in your search
    NursieNurseLPN likes this.
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    thanks for replying!! Im waiting to hear back from several home health agencies now. i'm hoping i can find something in LTC by doing walk-ins, looking professional, and talking with someone while dropping off my resume. Because other than that, everyone i've spoken with requires that precious "6mths-1yr" experience. I'm sooo anxious to work!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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    Bethinct- I wanted to say thank u for responding to my post!! I tried to PM u back but cant yet. I did want to let u know that i will definately be looking into all 3 of the places u mentioned. I am truly grateful u took the time to get back to me! Im sure as a former "new" nurse, u understand what I'm going through. : ) How did u finally get hired? Walk in and apply? Or online? Lots of luck to u in Florida!!!
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    lol wish i could pm u!! yes actually the company u mentioned has a few different places around my area so i plan on calling and going in there. Theyre one of my most promising prospects bc they have multiple LTC facilities and I know someone that works at one. And wow ur job sounds great! U must be getting some really good experience! Believe me, if (when) i get hired, ill be staying on for a long time. Im not one to leave unless theres something really wrong. Hope to be celebrating a job soon!!
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    Anymore suggestions? LPN going on 5th year of experience here and clearly Seattle is dried up. Been trying for 6 months trust me.

    How is California? Portland? I'm on the East coast trying to escape.
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    California is overwhelmed with nurses looking for work. If you do come down this way, I would stay in LA. There are many unemployed nurses looking for work & it's hard for everyone. You can look at the many posts here about California.
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    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?


    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin
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    Quote from gaius
    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?

    [*]Arizona[*]Arkansas[*]Colorado[*]Delaware[*]Idaho[*]Iowa[*]Kentucky[*]Maine[*]Maryland[*]Mississippi[*]Missouri[*]Nebraska[*]New Hampshire[*]New Mexico[*]North Carolina[*]North Dakota[*]Rhode Island[*]South Carolina[*]South Dakota[*]Tennessee[*]Texas[*]Utah[*]Virginia[*]Wisconsin
    I'm an LVN in Texas going on 6 yrs. I am currently in an LVN to RN transition program but I've never had a problem getting a job in Texas as an LVN. The pay is decent too.
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    You'll still need to obtain a permanent license in the state where you plan to live, regardless of whether you currently hold a compact license.

    People fail to realize that a compact license works exactly like a driver's license. For example, assume you are from Wisconsin, but have just moved to Texas. You can legally drive in Texas under your Wisconsin driver's license for 30 days. After this 30 days elapses, you will need to obtain a Texas license to legally drive in Texas.

    The compact nursing license works in the same manner: you can legally practice nursing in TX under your Wisconsin compact nursing license for 30 days. After 30 days, you will need a TX nursing license to continue to practice in TX legally.
    Quote from gaius
    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?


    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin


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