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I GOT THE JOB!!!!!

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    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 LPN's? I've not been working since March.

    I've sent out so many job applications and had been getting really depressed. In July I applied for a job at a near by VA clinic. Matter of a fact, it was one of the places I did my clinical's at. In Aug, they called me up for an interview, this morning I was offered a job!!!!

    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.
  2. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page

    About Glenna, LPN

    Glenna, LPN has '5 years in healthcare' year(s) of experience. From 'Oregon'; 28 Years Old; Joined Oct '11; Posts: 192; Likes: 118.

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  3. Visit  CarliMoua profile page
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    Congratulations! Good Job!
  4. Visit  Anne36 profile page
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    Im very happy for you if that is what you want. I am also a new grad and looking for first job. I think I may have something part time to start.
  5. Visit  TheCommuter profile page
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    Congratulations!!!!!

    Many people would kill or die for the chance to be working at a VA facility!
  6. Visit  mommyof2Tees profile page
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    Yaaaaaaaay Glenna!!! Name:  congratulationss.gif
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  7. Visit  scrubwearer profile page
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    I am so jealous. I've been applying for every VA job that opens up here. Like you my dad is a veteran and I'd love to be able to give back like they did. Congratulations!!!

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  8. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page
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    Quote from scrubwearer
    I am so jealous. I've been applying for every VA job that opens up here. Like you my dad is a veteran and I'd love to be able to give back like they did. Congratulations!!!

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    Scrubwearer I am wishing you the best of luck in finding a job with the VA. Don't give up, and keep trying. Everytime see you job postings on USAJOBS.gov, apply. That's what I've been doing. Even when I was still in my LPN program I knew that I wanted to work for the VA because I won't join the military and way too scared, and I feel like this is the next best thing to take care of those brave men and women who fought for us.

    Keep trying, never give up. I've applied five times. Filling out all those forms and faxing them. I figured one of these days they'd get sick of all of the pages of my fax that they would finally hire me. The hiring process with the VA is like a 15 step process. The interview is step 8 (is that crazy or what?). Now I have to wait for my references to get back to them, they need to do the background check, and I need a physical with them along with fingerprints. I sent HR an e-mail asking how long this part is going to take, and he said about a month. I'm so excited to start working!!!!
  9. Visit  scrubwearer profile page
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    I'm definitely planning on applying as often as I can. I know it's a long process to get in there and I just keep trying.
  10. Visit  libran1984 profile page
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    It always makes me happy when a fellow LPN gets their dream job! Go us!!!
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  11. Visit  hottjboogie profile page
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    congrats!!!. I just took my nclex on wed, I hope to be in your shoes soon.
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  12. Visit  Glenna, LPN profile page
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    Quote from hottjboogie
    congrats!!!. I just took my nclex on wed, I hope to be in your shoes soon.
    Thank you! It has been a long haul to make it to this point...10 months...never give up!

    I also wish you the best of luck on your NCLEX. Remember, you have five hours to take it, take as much time as you need but don't over think anything. Some questions will be super easy, others won't be fun to answer. Think positive through out it, have faith in yourself, take breaks if needed. You will rock it!
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  13. Visit  JacquelineM profile page
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    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
  14. Visit  carme76 profile page
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    Did you pass?


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