Quote from Tweety
I have a friend who is a new grad LPN and is having a hard time finding a hospital position, those that hire LPNs want experience.
Hmmm....this is disturbing. I know I've seen ads for St. Pete General advertising for RN's and LPN's saying "new grads welcome". Do they just mean RN new grads? If so, it's a rather deceiving advertisement. (I don't doubt you Tweety.)
Actually, the LPN route is my back-up plan. I'm still trying to wangle my way into an ADN program through a hospital sponsorship program. I think I'll be competitive, but won't know until October, with program entry in January. This is another reason for my wanting to get my CNA. First, it will look good on my application for the hospital sponsorship and two, I can postpone starting the program at P-tech until I find out if I am really going to need it.
Yes, I was talking about the LPN to RN bridge program at St. Pete College. From what they tell me, there is virtually no waiting to get in. (The classes fill up about 2 months before entry.)