I'm kinda desperate for a job at this point because not working for the last year has left me beyond broke, hence the rush here.
I graduated about a week ago and I am waiting to take NCLEX. In the meantime I have been sending out resumes and I got a response from an outpatient clinic of a major hospital.
I was surprised because in my resume and cover letter I specifically stated that I was a new grad and had not taken NCLEX yet so I wasn't expecting any responses.
OK, so the clinic is focused on adult, peds, women's health and HIV/AIDs and it's in an economically depressed area.
When I mentioned that to an LPN that I know she said that it wasn't a good idea because of the neighborhood and the population of people I will be working with. She then offered to take my resume into her job at an LTC and basically guaranteed me that the supervisor (her friend) will make sure that I am hired.
I have worked LTC as a CNA and I was running out of there for the hospital as fast as my feet could carry me. Is it that much different for an LPN vs a CNA? My friend has told me that days are unbearable but nights are not so bad but I have to be oriented on days before I can switch to nights.
As far as the clinic goes it's not a sure thing because I have to be interviewed for it but will I be missing out on learning critical skills if I go straight to a clinic? I'm not worried about the neighborhood or the people because I dealt with many nasty and unpleasant people working in one of the wealthiest zip codes in NYC and I have found that the lower SES people are a little less obnoxious so I'm not worried about that.
Opinions please :spin: