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- Jul 10, '12 by juh_lee_suhthanks everyone!!! : ) ive dropped resumes off while looking professional, && the thing is im not a CNA so i wont be able to work as one!! but i will NOT give up!! i actually got a job thru the immunization clinic thats seasonal... but who knows if i'll even get to work becus their are so many nurses fighting for the schedule... wish me luck! thanks for all the great advice..
- Jul 11, '12 by LeeLeeTheGPNActually, being that you are an LPN and have taken a fundamentals of nursing course, you are qualified to work as a CNA. However, some facilities will probably not place you into that position because you are overqualified. They have to pay you for your certification. Are you willing to relocate? Perhaps you should look into moving to a new state. Some places are BOOMING for nurses right now.
- Jul 11, '12 by juh_lee_suhthanks !! which states ??
- Jul 11, '12 by caliotter3Look at the other employers that are doing immunization clinics for work. The one that you are probably referring to only provides work for so many nurses. You can't sit around with your internet on, holding your breath waiting for a clinic to come open all day and all night. Someone else usually gets the appointment. If you go with Maxim, they usually have more clinic appointments open than nurses to fill them. Immunization clinics are a good start for your resume. Good luck.
- Jul 13, '12 by DeniseLPN754jobs are hard to find for 'experienced' lpns. i think its the economy that is effecting this. more people needing work & not enough openings. the employers can be 'real choosy' who they hire.
all i can offer for advice is when you apply, just emphasize your a new graduate with the most current skills & would be up on the latest nursing knowledge. my second piece of advice is, immediatly go back to school for your BSN. i recently completed a c.e. on www.nurse.com for entry-level to practic debate. there is talk(has been according to this website) since the mid 1960's to make entry-level to practice a BSN. my point is this, here in Illinois some hospitals are already telling thier lpns and ADN's to go back to get their BSN within 6 yrs or they will let go. so its already happening without this being officially accepted by all nursing agenices,etc.
i would say, if your wanting to stay in nursing, then u should go for your BSN.
- Jul 16, '12 by 1pinknurseIt all depends on what is in your heart. Are you passionate about being a nurse? I waited 22 years for it and when I finally graduated as an LVN in So Cal, I literally busted my behind looking for a job. I kept faxing, emailing and calling hospitals & dr's offices. I didn't take no for an answer cause this is what I've always wanted to do & this is what I fought for. There are more LVN's in So Ca than I ever imagined but I took things into my control. I got in to LA County and I am just waiting for an opening. How did I get in? I kept applying via email & fax. I am currently working at a psych facility and for now it is a start. Good luck & if this is what you want, then don't let anyone stop you.