Well it really depends on what type or field you are applying also. Most hospitals and clinics would prefer to really hire a RN and might
take a LVN that has experience in the area.
Most LVNS have jobs in the geriatric world ie. Nursing homes, assisted living, home health care.. also pediatric home health care will take on an LVN without much experience.
But I never experienced that what you are going through cause in school we were already told about the RN/LVN preference thing. Even while I was still in school, employers
came to my school looking for GVNs.
My first job was at a skilled nursing home. I pretty much had the job when I applied, no interview or anything like that. And thats how most nursing homes are. Its just took about 3-4days for them to verfiy my license as that step is required by state.
I really didnt want to go into nursing homes or work in geriatrics, Im more interested in ICU. but as an LVN here Dallas, TX, thats pretty much the only option which would hire you fast and pay you pretty decent. New grads start out at about $20-21/hr.
If you are forced to go into an area you don't like because employers dont want to hire a LVN just make it a stepping stone and work towards your RN so you can work in whatever field you are interested in.