What to do, what to do... - page 3

by cchezem15

So I am in dire need for some good advice. I just recently graduated LVN school (In May) and received my Vocational Nursing License (In June). As of right now I am still unemployed, and not because there is not any jobs, but... Read More


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    It is interesting that you picked a job that will be the most demanding and stressful for a new grad. You know your patients will be very manipulative and demanding.Working in an institution is no picnic.
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    I do know this. I actually did a lot of research about correctional nursing before deciding to even apply for the job.
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    Good luck to you. There is no perfect job, so go in with an open mind. Some find corrections nursing just right.
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    Thanks that's what I am trying to do! I hope that this is my preference because I hate hate hate job hopping
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    If you've been waiting since June 20yh, I'd say it is time to move on. You didn't mention where your from, but in some parts of this country jobs for LVN/LPN's are hard to come by. Are you really afraid of losing your "skills" by not working? I would say to accept a job, do it to the best of your ability and gain the skills you will need to eventually become a seasoned professional. As a new grad you have many skills yet to learn...
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    I wish i had the opportunities u do! Im a recent grad, new lpn in ct and alot of my classmates havent been able to find jobs. Personally, id take almost any job i could get! Just because you take a job, doesnt mean you are committed for life. If you dont like it, theres nothing wrong with giving notice & leaving on professional terms. From what ive heard, most new nurses dont stay at their 1st job anyways. Thats prob why alot of places dont want new grads. Lol but good luck to you! You seem to have alot of choices n different opportunities & theres nothing wrong with exploring them. Let us know how the corrections job works out. Ive always been curious about pros/cons in that field. Good luck!!!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Sep 2, '12 : Reason: TOS\text speak
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    I have worked at a maximum security prison for women as a correction officer. It's a different world in there but nothin that I don't think anyone can't handle or get use too. (I'm 5'4 and 115 lbs) Tough skin, don't "fall" for any inmates (don't give me a crazy look cause it happens ALL the time), follow the rules and watch your back and your meds. Remember you are a civilian and NOT an officer and at the end of the day you DO go home and they don't! Leave your 8 hour or whatever hours stresses At the gates and don't let them follow you home to your loved ones. Good luck!
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    Quote from cchezem15
    So I am in dire need for some good advice. I just recently graduated LVN school (In May) and received my Vocational Nursing License (In June). As of right now I am still unemployed, and not because there is not any jobs, but because I am just being kinda picky. I am also having an issue with employers not being very supportive of me going back to school which is VERY important to me. Right now I am in between waiting for two jobs, one as a nurse at the jail and one as a continuous care nurse at a hospice company. Both of these I really really want, but the waiting game is just starting to get kind of lengthy. I have been waiting on the hospice job since June 20th!!!!! They keep telling me that they are waiting for corporate to open up the job so they could place me there. They also keep telling me that they really really want me as well, but how long is too long to wait? They were actually at my nursing graduation and saw that I had won awards and all that and that is how I got the job in the first place. The jail seems like something I would REALLY enjoy as well.

    To get to the point (sorry for the blabbing), I really need to start working, not just because of the money (my fiance has a good job and we make by with that), but because I feel that as each day passes I am just rotting away and going to forget everything I learned. I am half tempted to just go to some LTC facility and work there just to get the experience, but all the ones around my area are not so good places.

    HELP! advice and words of encouragement would be greatly appreciated

    -Chelsea
    I get that you're picky, and that you have a certain goal in mind for employment, however in this day and age, not working can be worse than having a month or two experience. Why not try something while you wait on your dream job to open up?

    I started out working in retirement, and believe me, you will get experience. I'm now quite confident giving a med pass to 90 people and running all shift lol
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