It took me almost 6 months to find a job as a LPN after passing the nclex. I was let go from a LTC facility after 3 weeks of orientation (there is a 90 day probation period). What sealed my fate was a nurse called out and I was thrown on a hall with 30 plus patients who I knew nothing about and it took me 4 hours to pass meds. I was told I was not fast enough!!! I was completely overwhelmed with no support system or anyone trying to help me. My former employer (supervisor) has offered to give me a reference because they feel that I am capable of being a good nurse but LTC is definitely not a good fit for me, but something at a slower pace such as home health or something else.... So discouraged right now, its hard for new grads. Should I even bother putting them on my resume....???? Should I use them as a reference???? Where else can LPN's work .... Any advice would be great!!!!