How long did it take to get your first LPN job? - page 4

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Just wondering how frustrated I should be at this point? Is it normal to not get any bite at all after one or two months?... Read More


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    @Zadia
    Hillsboro, OH. It doesn't help when there are 5 schools in my area (that I know of) that are pumping out nursing graduates left and right. There aren't many jobs in the rural area I live in and it's not much better in Cincinnati or Columbus. I applied to jobs in LTC, Home health, doctor's offices, clinics, hospitals, prisons, state and county health departments, the va, mollen immun., etc in Cincinnati, Columbus, and Dayton. No luck. I gave up and I'm now working for UPS while going to school.
    List of schools:
    Southern State, Greak Oaks (Cincinnati State), Ohio University, Adena Paccar Center (Wright State University), and Pickaway Ross
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    There are a few new job postings in the Lima area but at $15the an hour,prob wouldn't be worth it to move
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    Quote from Lindamom
    I am an older mom in Columbus, Ohio, and I'm thinking about going back to school to be a LPN. I already got my STNA certification. I would like to be a RN, but I think I would have to take too many classes and it would take too long.
    Does anyone know of any good LPN schools besides Columbus State? Their pat-time program takes over two years to complete. I found two websites about the Columbus School of Practical Nursing and also the ITT Breckenridge School of Nursing...does anyone have any experience with these schools? Also, does anyone know how hard it is to get a LPN job in Columbus, Ohio area? I wanted to work at a hospital but I don't see many openings on the hospital websites. I wanted to work at OSU medical center, but someone in HR told me on the phone that they don't hire LPNs anymore. I woud become a medical assistant, but why go to school for 1 year to get paid $10.00/hour? I'm not sure what to do...
    I Just graduated from Hondros in Westerville with my LPN and am continuing on in the RN program, but there are plenty of schools out there. You have Columbus Public nursing school, Fortis (not recommended I went there and left), Lincoln (new school but a coworker of mines teaches there), Chamberlin, etc. I cant think of anymore right off hand but we have tons here in Columbus.

    As far as finding a job I had an interview a week before I took the NCLEX and they offered me $18 (just graduated in March) which I thinik is a fair amount but I have 2 class mates who work at LTC facilities who make $22 an hour, so it just takes some looking around but you can find places that offer a good amount!! I've been putting in alot of apps so there are jobs out there.

    Most hospitals in Columbus do not hire LPNs to work on the unit mostly in there hospice organizations, I work at Grant as a Tech and will not be able to stay there as a nurse unfortunately, OSU does not hire LPNs, Ohiohealth's hospice, Mount Carmel Hospice and Childrens Hospital does though.

    Hope this helps!!
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    You just have to keep looking. To the person who said they graduated in Hillsboro and cannot find a job, I could give you some direction. I went to Great Oaks and I had a job the week after I passed my boards, some of the other people in my class struggled a little becasue they were very picky. At first you have to take what you can get and get some experience...
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    To the person who said they graduated in Hillsboro and cannot find a job, I could give you some direction. I went to Great Oaks and I had a job the week after I passed my boards, some of the other people in my class struggled a little becasue they were very picky. At first you have to take what you can get and get some experience...
    vintagemother likes this.
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    Is there anyone from the NYC area that can tell of their experience???????????
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    Less than 3 weeks... I was hired the week after my examination. I emailed every retirement home/LTC/ Hosp/etc with my resume and cover letter. I got 2 bites. It might not be the field I'm the most interested in, but it pays my nursing debt until I find something else or change into a speciality.
    vintagemother, i<3u, and KimberlyRN89 like this.
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    Immediately but I also worked for the company and was promoted as soon as I got my license. My actual first job I had to interview for was 2 weeks after being licensed, also within the same company just on a different unit.
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    Same here. It took me three weeks and I ended up somewhere with a not so great reputation. I have to say that now that I'm not there anymore and have a different place to compare it to ... it was a very good learning experience for me. If they were located closer to my house I may not have left. Second thought maybe I would have... hard hard job there.

    Apply to everything and even go apply in person. Believe it or not some facilities do not have web sites or on line applications.

    Good luck, keep at it!
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    Finally can update this..it took me 2 months to finally get my first LPN job. Starting next week at a detention center
    NursieNurseLPN likes this.


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