i'm about to start my lpn education in a few weeks. i have a cousin who is an rn and at a recent family gathering she said to me, "you might have a hard time finding a job after graduation. hospitals aren't hiring lpns anymore." i did some research on a couple of career websites and it appears that she's right. most of the job postings for lpns seem to be in nursing homes. i guess there's nothing wrong with that...but i had kind of pictured myself working at one of the major hospitals in the area. what's up with them not hiring lpns?
I feel the same, in my area we only can look to LTC for employment and it can get really hard to get a job in a facility if you don't have a good reference.
I'm currently working towards my RN but I think it is getting really hard to keep employment. Most nursing homes are always understaffed and you have to beg for meds.
Last edit by Young28 on Feb 5, '08