I'm Hungry for more Nursing.....

  1. greetings, i am an lpn with 4months experience, i work at an ltc right now and i love it! no shortage of work for me!!, i'm supposed to be perdiem, but the way i work its more like full time! because they are so short of nurses, anyway, they have a hopice unit and i'm ready to get some experience there and i love working on their rehab unit!, but i've been thinking of getting some med-surg experience!, by summer 2008, i will have 11 months experience and i need to know if there are any hospitals or agencies in the nyc area that have perdiem hospital positions for lpns?? thanks!!
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  2. 10 Comments

  3. by   Conrad283
    Most hospitals are not hiring LPN's anymore because of their limited abilities.
  4. by   Lovely_RN
    The only way to find out is to apply. Some hospitals do hire LPNs, especially the city hospitals. HHC doesn't pay very well but you will get the Med/Surg experience that you want. I saw more openings over the summer but Woodhull has a listing for an LPN.

    You could also try Montefiore Hospital if you are willing to travel to the Bronx. Under Allied Health there are ton of listings for LPNs good luck.
  5. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from falon
    the only way to find out is to apply. some hospitals do hire lpns, especially the city hospitals. hhc doesn't pay very well but you will get the med/surg experience that you want. i saw more openings over the summer but woodhull has a listing for an lpn.

    you could also try montefiore hospital if you are willing to travel to the bronx. under allied health there are ton of listings for lpns good luck.
    yes thankyou, i went to woodhull's open house over the summer but the position was for a psych unit, which i was willing to take but they wanted experience which at the time i had none. i applied at elmhurst hosp(hhc) but they only have full time positions, that would have been a great opportunity, they had openings in or, peds, etc.., i also applied to montefiore, they never got back to me! but i'm not so fond of traveling to the bronx anyway, seeing that i do live in qns, but i will try allied health, thanks!!
  6. by   cammy429
    Quote from Conrad283
    Most hospitals are not hiring LPN's anymore because of their limited abilities.
    I remembered in Nursing school that the only thing that LPN's in NY state were not allowed to do was hang blood. What other restrictions do they have?

    I know a few hospitals have moved away from LPN's but do your research because there are quite a few that still does hire 'em and I am sure that through an agency you can definitely find work.
  7. by   BetterMeRN
    Quote from Conrad283
    Most hospitals are not hiring LPN's anymore because of their limited abilities.

    Well, I work at Brookdale Hospital Med/Surg unit where they've just hired three LPN's on my floor. I have been thought to insert IV's, do all the work that RN's do except hang blood. The only difference between me and an RN is pay and one more year of education.
  8. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from betterme29
    well, i work at brookdale hospital med/surg unit where they've just hired three lpn's on my floor. i have been thought to insert iv's, do all the work that rn's do except hang blood. the only difference between me and an rn is pay and one more year of education.

    oh, wow, hello you work at brookdale, my mother and two brothers work there and i used to volunteer there!! what a coincidence!! anyway brookdale did call me about the opening, but its full time!, i need per diem seeing that i work in an ltc and i'm in school,but i told my mom that if they need an lpn per diem they can call me, but i dont think brookdale has per diem positions! i practically grew up in brookdale anyway i would love to do med-surg, hopefully i can get a per diem positions
  9. by   BetterMeRN
    I'm pretty sure I know them or have seen them...they did say Brookdale is a family organization. It's true I have never seen a per diem LPN on staff...everything is pretty much full/part time. Wish you lots of luck in your search.
  10. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from BetterME29
    I'm pretty sure I know them or have seen them...they did say Brookdale is a family organization. It's true I have never seen a per diem LPN on staff...everything is pretty much full/part time. Wish you lots of luck in your search.

    thanks! maybe even part time would be good! oh well I'll wait for them to call me again, or do you know when they're having another orientation??
  11. by   BetterMeRN
    Quote from gt4everpn
    thanks! maybe even part time would be good! oh well I'll wait for them to call me again, or do you know when they're having another orientation??
    I heard that it will be in January, sometime after new years, maybe a week or two after. I'm sure if you want to get in by then you have lots of connections, it would not be a problem. I'll be off orientation in a few weeks, so i'll be making room for you....lol. As soon as i get off I want to find a good agency where I can make some extra money for shopping...hey whats wrong with that. Keep me posted.
  12. by   gt4everpn
    Quote from betterme29
    i heard that it will be in january, sometime after new years, maybe a week or two after. i'm sure if you want to get in by then you have lots of connections, it would not be a problem. i'll be off orientation in a few weeks, so i'll be making room for you....lol. as soon as i get off i want to find a good agency where i can make some extra money for shopping...hey whats wrong with that. keep me posted.

    lol i hear ya!! the stores see me too much, yeah the nurse mananger on my mothers unit told me to tell her if i need a job, in fact my mother had asked all the nm on the floors last spring if they were hiring but they werent at the time, but i will inquire over the early spring when i have more time and am not in school!!, how are you liking brookdale so far??

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