I GOT THE JOB!!!!! - page 3

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... Read More

  1. Visit  TaniqueRN profile page
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    CONGRATZZZZZZZZ!!!
  2. Visit  cowgirl2nurse profile page
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    Glenna,

    I am new to this site but I noticed you received your LPN through IOT Salem. I am in my first week there and would like to get an opinion of the program from someone who has completed it, etc. any way to make contact? thx
  3. Visit  Liddle Noodnik profile page
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    Quote from Glenna, LPN
    I GOT MY DREAM JOB YOU GUYS WORKING FOR THE VA!!!!!! My dad is a veteran, so in away I already understand their personalities in away. I'm so excited, I can hardly hold it together.

    For all you who are job hunting, you will land your job! Just hold on, it's going to happen.
    I am so glad for you!
    Glenna, LPN likes this.
  4. Visit  TotallyAwwwesome profile page
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    I am so happy for you! Congrats!
    Glenna, LPN likes this.
  5. Visit  Debilpn23 profile page
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    Congratulations
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  6. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page
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    Quote from cowgirl2nurse
    Glenna,

    I am new to this site but I noticed you received your LPN through IOT Salem. I am in my first week there and would like to get an opinion of the program from someone who has completed it, etc. any way to make contact? thx
    Hey cowgirl2nurse, I just sent you a PM. If you are unable to get my message please let me know. I am more than happy to answer any questions you may have.

    Might I also add, even though I had my up's and down's with the school...I wouldn't trade my education with any other LPN program in the area.
  7. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page
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    Quote from JacquelineM
    Congratulations fellow LPN!!! I worked at the VA in Martinez for about 2 years. It was a really great experience and lots of clinical experience. I had to leave due to change of residency, but I would definitely apply again with no hesitation! Yes, it is a long process in getting hired. Really worth it! Hang in there to all the LPN's searching for that perfect LPN position. Don't settle for just a job, make it your dream job and make sure that you can grow. I, too, am searching for that perfect LPN position. I turned one down in the assisted living. Not for me, I've got too much experience in it and would love to venture out in the hospital. I'm going to volunteer in the ER or ICU just to get feel of how it is. I would love to work in the ER for a couple of years! Good luck to you all!


    JacquelineM
    This makes me feel good reading this. From what I've heard from other people, they really enjoyed working there. I plan to stay with in the VA system until I retire. I'm sure that since you've worked for the VA before, finding a job in another state for the VA shouldn't be as hard? Maybe....Where did you live and where did you move to? If you don't mind me asking. Well, I wish you the best of luck. I hope that you are able to get that job where you feel at home at. I'm totally with you on the assisted living job. I had an on-call LPN job at the nursing home...it felt all wrong for me.
  8. Visit  livelikegold profile page
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    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.
  9. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page
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    Quote from livelikegold
    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.
    I 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)

    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!
  10. Visit  Jayzen profile page
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    congrats!!!nice....
  11. Visit  didi768 profile page
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    I 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.
  12. Visit  LTCNS profile page
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    I 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.


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