LPN with no Job!!!

  1. i live in NJ. I got my license in 2011 but I still don't have a job yet. I did everything to find a job ..on line , in person, job fairs but no luck.


    My question is which way is to get a job faster either do LPN to RN or get all kinds of certificates first. Such as IV...

    Thanks
    •  
  2. 13 Comments

  3. by   imaLvn2
    I haven't had any luck finding a job either and I am IV Certified. I am considering doing a LPN to RN program but will be seeking for a job still. I guess maybe its just our luck. I hope you and I both find something soon. Good luck!
  4. by   wisdomyes
    Thanks!!!
  5. by   1pinknurse
    Getting as many certificates as you can will make you more marketable. As an LVN, you definitely want to be IV certified. I got my LVN job by not giving up & doing whatever I had to do to get a job. I was applying everywhere & anywhere from 50 to 100 miles away. You may have to apply outside of your comfort zone & never give up!
  6. by   gigismom41703
    I am in NJ also and will be graduating in July. What part of NJ are u in? I'm getting nervous b/c that's all I keep hearing hope u find something soon...Good luck!
  7. by   wisdomyes
    I went to several jobfairs 11/2 hrs away from my place BUT NO LUCK. Thanks anyway.
  8. by   wisdomyes
    it depends on your background. All my classmates are working as LPN in LTC because they were CNA before LPN .
    I dont have any medical experience.
    I live in northern NJ.
  9. by   ctbui
    I know most agencies hires new grads. Or nursing home or assisted living. But they don't really train you if you work for an agency
  10. by   HippyDippyLPN
    It took me awhile to find a job after I graduated in late 2008. I was pregnant till spring 2009 so that didn't help either! Anyways I landed my first job in jan 2010 at a LTC in a shoddy part of town but it was experience! Just keep pushing someone will give you a chance, I promise!
  11. by   KRODD
    Careful you end up being a unemployed RN theres plenty of those.
  12. by   BurntoutLPN3yrs
    I'm in Ohio and I thought it was a nursing shortage. Definitely not the case. I am going to take a drastic paycut just to get a job. I have worked LTC, and its seems that is where I will be the rest of my life. If I don't go back to school. I feel so discouraged after feeling unappreciated, constant stress and its not worth the money. Honestly I rather work for 12/hour than deal with the stress of being a LPN. Not trying to be negative, woooooo just needing to vent. I am so embarrassed that I put so much money and hard work into becoming a LPN although it was 15months it felt like 3years.
  13. by   hm3hernandez
    It's hard to find an LVN job right now.
  14. by   HippyDippyLPN
    I don't know where everyone is located but things seem to be picking up in the Dayton area for LPN's. I see a lot more open positions than I did a year ago around here and some places are starting to add back shift differential. A lot of LTC's in the trotwood area need nurse..The AL I work at PRN is hiring new nurses in skilled.

close