I GOT THE JOB!!!!! - page 3
by Glenna, LPN
Little background I got my LPN license last Oct. In Jan of this year I got an on-call LPN position at nursing home far from home. It didn't work out, the censes kept going down. Did I mention that they hired three on-call... Read More
- 0Sep 18, '12 by Glenna, LPNQuote from livelikegoldI did my clinical's with the VA my last term of my LPN program. My dad is a veteran and I had him ask a lot of question's when he would go to see his PCP (well question's for the staff that is). Many of them said that they did their clincial's witht he VA which helped them them hired (another reason why I pressed my school so much to allow me to have clinical's with the VA)was it difficult getting a position at a Va (veterans administration) clinic. I am asking because I am also very interested in getting work in the virginia area and at a Va facility because of their benefits.
It takes forever to get a job with the VA. I graduated in Aug. 2011, and passed my NCLEX Oct. then in dec I applied for two different jobs with in the VA. So in total, I've applied five times. My preceptor at the VA told me to be persistent and always check USAjobs.gov. Another way that may help you to get a job within the VA is to also apply for volunteer positions within the VA. While I was doing my clinical's I saw this volunteer there and she was jumping off the walls because she was finally able to land a job within the VA after doing her volunteer work for a while.
Don't give up, keep applying...and I swear their motto is "Hurry up and wait". Good luck!
- 0Sep 24, '12 by didi768I miss the VA and should have stayed being I worked there for 13 yrs. as a new grad. Great teaching hospital and great orientations. I will keep applying but there is a freeze at most. I would have to apply and relocate, dumping my house that is worth nothing. I'd like to get into a VA clinic somewhere. I live in Tampa FL now.
- 0Sep 24, '12 by LTCNSI worked at a Veteran's Home for a few months in medical records and liked it, but I was contract and never would have been eligible for the benefits, so I left. I really enjoyed the veterans and their stories and most of the staff were friendly and helpful. If not for the contract thing I would probably still be there.