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    I've been lurking the jobs for about 5 years and I see almost all are On call "Per- Diem" or part time. How can anyone survive on this?

    I was considering leaving my full time government job because I really want to live in Seattle. I've visited a few times so I am a bit familiar with Seattle and expenses etc. but my concern is lack of work.

    For agencies like Maxim do they hit "dry spells" or have times where they just don't have work? I don't want to get hired then not really be called in for work. If this is my primary income this will be catastrophic so is the work consecutive?

    What are your comments, are agencies like Maxim reliable enough to be primary income or are there times where they struggle to find you a case? Should I be concerned with using them as my income or do they have more than enough cases?

    This is just until I get my RN in a few months. I hope to get an agency to support me starting out there and once I am there I hope to get something with benefits and full time. I have about 5 years as an LPN and yes I know these jobs are hard to find also.

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    Quote from missnurse01
    Gaius if u have your rn license valid in wa already then you should be able to apply to the position online and enter your license number for them to verify on the application. Seems like all the hosp only Take online app here and they will not talk to you on the phone. You apply and wait for their response, that's what's common.

    Good luck.
    Yes this is what I thought too but apparently in practice, this isn't the case. I do know what you mean, half the applications you can't progress without filling in your license number but I guess no one actually reads them in my experience.

    Thank you lindarn. It is indeed frustrating. I see a lot of home health jobs and pediatrics if anyone is into that.

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    Quote from ylms73
    Same here im frm Daly City CA im almost 3 yrs in this place i didnt get a full time job im currently in registry but i worked once a month sometimes nothing, i applied in WA area i got a several interview from Providence & still waiting for the results
    So you moved to WA without a job? Just wondering what methods everyone here used. I am currently out of state and trying to get a job in WA. I might have to move to WA because what is holding me back are the nurse recruiters assuming that I don't already have a license here.

    After I do my applications I get voice mails telling me how to apply for a license or how they can't hold positions because the license process takes x months. I already have the license in my hand!

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    Quote from FLOBRN
    Yes they absolutely hire people from out of state. Here is what I did. 1. "Google" hospitals in Wa state. The site that I used is Washington Hospitals and Medical Centers * WA2.Go to each site and look for a job you might want. 3. When you find the job you might like, CALL the nurse recruiter. What I did was introduce myself over the phone and said "I see you have an opening for .....". When they said yes we do, I came back with "I am interested in exploring the possibility of a partnership between us".4. Did a Skype interview.5. Accepted the offer.6. Moved from Florida to Washington.I hope this helps.FLOBRNPS Applied for a Wa endorsement before the interview.
    Yeah I've done all of that except not getting the interview part. Are you a RN because I'm a LPN. I actually even go to google maps and just call everyone, all 4 or so pages.

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    Thank you everyone! Sorry for the delay. I have been going to the hospital websites. I do realize hospitals likely won't hire me. I just do not want to work with an agency or home health because they are unstable and no benefits.

    I have been sending my resume to nearly ALL craigslist postings. Yes I do have a WA license, it is on my resume also. I have a real physical license right here!

    I have to admit what REALLY frustrates me is that when I call they also ask this. It is on my resume. I recall one time I called to follow up and I was asked if I was licensed there, I said yes I am licensed in Washington, and I guess because I am in Virginia the conversation basically went into I have to be licensed into Washington STATE, not DC.

    I surely hope these other recruiters are not jumping to conclusions like that and disregarding me assuming I am not licensed in WA STATE or that I am mistakingly applying to WA state instead of DC. I am licensed in WA and I want to work in WA. Half the time I even have to give my license for these jobs!

    More recently I called nearly every facility I saw in federal way area and when I asked if they had LPN positions I was asked "for a man or woman"? I was surprised for the question and apparently I answered wrong because he replied with "no" so wow. These are all things I can not control so I have no idea what to do at this point. Like I said I'd love to live in Seattle but anywhere in WA is better than where I am now I suppose.

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    Well I am a nurse (LVN/LPN) and my license is apart of the NLC. The Nurse Licensure Compact (NLC) enables multistate licensure for nurses so can anyone comment on any of the following states as a nurse and if any of these are actively still looking for LPNs?


    • Arizona
    • Arkansas
    • Colorado
    • Delaware
    • Idaho
    • Iowa
    • Kentucky
    • Maine
    • Maryland
    • Mississippi
    • Missouri
    • Nebraska
    • New Hampshire
    • New Mexico
    • North Carolina
    • North Dakota
    • Rhode Island
    • South Carolina
    • South Dakota
    • Tennessee
    • Texas
    • Utah
    • Virginia
    • Wisconsin

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    Jurisprudence wow really? I'm in a state with the Nurse Licensure Compact https://www.ncsbn.org/nlc.htm so does that still apply?

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    No real place in mind to live, I just want to move to Texas to be an LPN. Would I still have any luck finding a job here stable enough to support after a coast to coast move? I have 5 years experience and trying to get out of the east coast. It seems WA is dry so how about Texas? I know LPNs are being phased out nationally but I just thought I'd ask. I'm also in the process of becoming a RN.

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    No real place in mind to live, I just want to move to Oregon to be an LPN. Would I still have any luck finding a job here stable enough to support after a coast to coast move? I have 5 years experience and trying to get out of the east coast. It seems WA is dry so how about Oregon ? I know LPNs are being phased out nationally but I just thought I'd ask. I'm also in the process of becoming a RN.

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    No real place in mind to live, I just want to move to California to be an LPN. Would I still have any luck finding a job here stable enough to support after a coast to coast move? I have 5 years experience and trying to get out of the east coast. It seems WA is dry so how about California? I know LPNs are being phased out nationally but I just thought I'd ask. I'm also in the process of becoming a RN.

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    Anymore suggestions? LPN going on 5th year of experience here and clearly Seattle is dried up. Been trying for 6 months trust me.

    How is California? Portland? I'm on the East coast trying to escape.

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    I have been applying to nearly EVERY listing on craigslist, 24/7! I never get a followup call or any response at all. I am also in the VA system and apply that way to no avail either!

    I don't even care really WHERE in WA the job is, I just want to move. I had preferences about an hour or so from Seattle but I can't seem to get anything in Spokane or Vancouver either! I am a LPN with going on 5 years experience plus other experiences including working in a nursing home and home care. I'm currently working on my RN. I send my resume and everything when I apply but nothing happens.

    The only thing I can come up with is that WA does not like to hire people from out of state for whatever reason. I have been at this every since April 2012. I need something stable since this will be a relocation move, and this job will have to support me. What am I doing wrong? I do realize LPNs are being phased out however there are still currently newly posted positions online everyday.

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    I am moving to WA in October and I was wondering what parts of WA are better to look into for jobs? Is it Seattle? Vancoouver? Spokane? Tricities? Are any of these cities more likely to hire an experienced LPN over the other?

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    Ok I am looking for a LPN to RN program in Washington however the prereqs always mention that some classes like math and science will only be accepted if they were TWO years old compared to here where it extends it back to FIVE. This means I have to take those classes all over again! Are there any schools that extend back to at least 5? I've been in nursing for a while anyway and doing what basically IS rn work (aka underpaid) it's just a matter of getting these licenses.

    Are there any schools that do NOT have a waiting list also? This is about LPN to RN programs..

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    Quote from lindarn
    Spokane is NOT a nurse friendly town! The schools of nursing, the poor job market, make it a employers market.

    I would go down to Tri Citie, before I would go to Spokane. TriCities has to work at getting workers and nurses, and i thinki that they pay better than Spokane. and i also believe that they offer better benefits that hospitals in Spokane.

    The Tricities, is the area in south central Washington, that is made up of Kennick, Pasco, and Richland. Land is cheaper there, the colleges has satteliite campuses,

    Itis a reallyan up and coming area. Look intoit. Stay away from Spokane.

    Lindarn, RN, BSN, CCRN
    Spokane, Washington

    Which is the best city in the tri? Is Spokane really that bad? Also can someone suggest good schools in either the TriCities or Spokane that is good for LPN to RN?


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