Jobs for LPN's....is it true??? - page 2

Hello, I'm a pre-nursing student, preparing to enter the LPN program next fall. I was talking with an RN student in class yesterday who told me that she didn't go to the LPN program because jobs are... Read More

  1. by   Blackcat99
    Quote from labelle
    please help me, i have been applying for jobs online with no luck,most hospitals are looking for someone with alteast one year experience, i don mind working in a nursing home or anywhere else, please help??
    The nursing homes here in eastern Washington state are always willling to hire new grads.
  2. by   BigB
    Quote from heartaflame
    Hello, I'm a pre-nursing student, preparing to enter the LPN program next fall. I was talking with an RN student in class yesterday who told me that she didn't go to the LPN program because jobs are scarce for LPNs. Is that true????? I live in the Dallas area, but hope to live up north in Montana or Colorado. Is what she said true???? Thank you so much

    Yes, jobs are very limited as an LVN. Here we can't work in the hospitals and our refuge is nursing homes. Get your RN.
  3. by   Mycherry05
    Quote from Tweety
    In Florida it's true in hospitals, scant number of new grad LPN jobs.

    But in long term care, LPN jobs are aplenty.

    Good luck!

    That is so true. Hospitals don't hire us, but there are plenty of other areas that do. I am making 25, and about 47,000 last year, and then I made 23.
  4. by   labelle
    i finally got a job in a nursing home, but they are training me for prn. i wuld really love to get a fulltime job, since im a new grad, so any job openings out thea, let me naw.
    anywhere near dallas.
  5. by   labelle
    Quote from labelle
    i finally got a job in a nursing home, but they are training me for prn. i wuld really love to get a fulltime job, since im a new grad, so any job openings out thea, let me naw.
    anywhere near dallas.
    i got a fulltime job will be starting on mon, i will be doin medicare hall i hope i hav a blast.
  6. by   JONlvn-np2b
    here in california, lvn jobs are plenty, specially in ltc/rehab or snf. many hospital jobs also want 1 year experience.
  7. by   j3yang21
    Quote from heartaflame
    Hello, I'm a pre-nursing student, preparing to enter the LPN program next fall. I was talking with an RN student in class yesterday who told me that she didn't go to the LPN program because jobs are scarce for LPNs. Is that true????? I live in the Dallas area, but hope to live up north in Montana or Colorado. Is what she said true???? Thank you so much
    I am not sure about jobs in TX, MT, or CO, but I am sure that LPN jobs here in Illinois (Chicagoland) are plenty in Long Term Care, Assisted Living and even hospitals in the Chicago area. I had a couple of job interviews last week (2 days after knowing I passed NCLEX-PN), and both DON/HR are hiring me on the spot, but of course I had to choose which one is better, and being an LPN you always have the pleasure to choose between employers. I chose to become an LPN first because I know that I can earn a better income while furthering my nursing education. Good luck to you! :spin:
  8. by   Jules A
    There are more LTC openings in my area but several hospitals still hire LPNs. In any event if you think you want to work in geriatrics you will have your pick and should make a good salary. Good luck to you!
  9. by   CITCAT
    Quote from BetterME29
    labelle, they almost all say one year experience, you can try by sending in your resume. The worst is they say they want experience, your a nurse your in demand, pardon my french and screw the ones who don't demand you.
    Hey labelle, So true, I went for a job interview and their reply was while your background and experience is impressive we are unable to offer you a position at this time. The don was nice,they just got medicare certed basic care but I gave learned never screw the ones that dont hire you because you may have to go back again and the nursing community is now internet computersavvey I have seen some nurses broken down by former dons and became homeless I took two of them in with me 8 years ago so they are in non nursing postions .
  10. by   kanders72
    LPN's are being phased out of all of the hospitals in MN. The only work you would be able to find is in LTC. I'm being told by RN's in the field that it has a lot to do with the unions up here. We are even being told that RN's aren't what MN hospitals want...they want the BSN's now. :angryfire
  11. by   Hopeslayer
    Always plenty of jobs in SE Massachusetts. On Cape Cod alone there are 10+ SNF's that are almost always hiring. As a new LPN, you could make 60k a year with just a small amount of OT. (10 hours a week)
  12. by   Marisela01
    Hi I've been an LVN for about 2 yrs now, I graduated from Navarro College, and I work for Parkland, in one of their community based clinic's + I've just signed-up to work "agency" ( Which pays very well)...I have never had a problem finding jobs either, just a problem selecting which job I want...sooo there you have it....
  13. by   luvanurse1
    Dont do the LPN program. I have been an LPN for 20 years and got laid off when the doctor's office moved to another county. Now, i can not even get a job with that much experience. Go on for the RN program. I wish i had years back.

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