So frustrating and discouraging......... - page 2

by lpn92211

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so i just passed my boards and my lpn license should be coming in the mail any day. i've already applied to jobs online that had open opportunities for lpn's. i've sent out approx 25 resumes and all i keep hearing is "oh, sorry,... Read More


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    Quote from JustBeachyNurse
    Try private duty home health. One patient to focus on. Lots of skill and empathy required. Several agencies will hire new grad nurses for chronic patients (pediatric or adult) who require shift work skilled nursing care.

    All depends on your state regulations, is what I've been told. I called an agency that a classmate of mine recommended me to, and after I mentioned that I was a new grad- "Sorry, Maryland statutes say that you must have a year's experience in order to work in home health. Call us back when you get a yr's experience"
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    Don't you all just get so tired of hearing a year's experience EVERYWHERE! LOL! I mean, seriously, someone needs to make that phrase into a song for us poor new grads. It seems like it's all I ever hear anymore.
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    Quote from nursetabitha
    Don't you all just get so tired of hearing a year's experience EVERYWHERE! LOL! I mean, seriously, someone needs to make that phrase into a song for us poor new grads. It seems like it's all I ever hear anymore.
    Yup! Annoying isn't it? I just went on an interview this afternoon. The person interviewing me was also an LPN. He said it took him 2 yrs to find his first nursing job
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    That's true guys, that ''at least one year experience'' is starting to wear me out.
    Geez, someone has to give me that year.
    I am in the dc metro arer, and also trying home care agencies, pediatrics or adults, but it is the same.
    Lord have mercy on us.
    Nurse2bkimberly let us know what comes out of that interview. since it was an lpn interviewing you and knowing how hard it was for himself, I hope he gives you the chance.
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    *Entrepreneurial moment...

    Heading online to Etsy tomorrow after I finish touching up some realllly cute sun visors and t-shirts with a nursing hat imprint on the front and the phrase:

    "I Got Your One Year Of Experience Right Chere!" Betting on making enough for at least buying my books for the next semester
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    Quote from nursetobe745
    That's true guys, that ''at least one year experience'' is starting to wear me out.
    Geez, someone has to give me that year.
    I am in the dc metro arer, and also trying home care agencies, pediatrics or adults, but it is the same.
    Lord have mercy on us.
    Nurse2bkimberly let us know what comes out of that interview. since it was an lpn interviewing you and knowing how hard it was for himself, I hope he gives you the chance.
    Yeah it's super rough in this area :-( And thanks, I'll let ya know ! He did mention during my interview that he was impressed by my resume; I put my clinical rotations on there as well as my GNA experience. Also I used some really special printer paper that I got at Target for $6. He said that it "stood out". I appreciated the feedback, I think that will help me while I continue my search


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