Denied by CABON now to take LVN.. - page 27

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Can anyone help me here,im planning to take the LVN exam because I just got denied by CABON because of the concurrency issue..I just want to know: Method #3 Equivalent Education and/or Experience(the PAHARMACOLOGY course)do... Read More


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    steppybay: I would definitely prefer being in a hospital, so much more learning opportunities. But i'm just not getting it, I'm willing to endorse to other states but it's just so expensive...i know they prefer their own graduates. That's just the way it is, if we want California wages we would have to pay California tuition. It's a money thing (when is it ever not?) so have you already applied for LVN in california after being denied to apply for the Nclex-RN?
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    Quote from waitingstillwaiting
    steppybay: I would definitely prefer being in a hospital, so much more learning opportunities. But i'm just not getting it, I'm willing to endorse to other states but it's just so expensive...i know they prefer their own graduates. That's just the way it is, if we want California wages we would have to pay California tuition. It's a money thing (when is it ever not?) so have you already applied for LVN in california after being denied to apply for the Nclex-RN?
    The HR from my work says that: One of the factor that affects the employment is the distance of the employee to the workplace.. So maybe when you tend to apply for a job in oregon the employers is basically looking at your address which is california.. My suggestion is to write in your cover letter that you are willing to relocate nearby.. if ever they will accept your application.. im gonna be transferring to oregon in 2 months.. as of now, I am looking for a job here in cali for me to earn before moving to oregon..
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    Quote from waitingstillwaiting
    steppybay: I would definitely prefer being in a hospital, so much more learning opportunities. But i'm just not getting it, I'm willing to endorse to other states but it's just so expensive...i know they prefer their own graduates. That's just the way it is, if we want California wages we would have to pay California tuition. It's a money thing (when is it ever not?) so have you already applied for LVN in california after being denied to apply for the Nclex-RN?
    No plans at all to take the LVN then try to get into a LVN-RN bridge program, that's going to be too $$$, could take 2 years or more to complete if one can get enrolled (long waitlist, no guarantees) and the LVN job market in CA is one of the worst, with many hospitals (zero desire to work in nursing homes, LTC and SNF's) as many places are letting go of LVN staff and actually more LVN's are being graduated than RN's.

    Like two of my close friends, we plan and actively researching the States we plan to work and stay in for at least 5 years or longer. So sometime next year we will actually drive to the States of interest and of course, go for the NCLEX RN. We figure the time if one takes the LVN-RN route, we might already have the needed working experience as an RN, granted we will not be able to work in a state enforcing the concurrency rules, but that's why we plan to look around first. You know, places to stay, eats, general life in that State and city.
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    Quote from Mark2288
    The HR from my work says that: One of the factor that affects the employment is the distance of the employee to the workplace.. So maybe when you tend to apply for a job in oregon the employers is basically looking at your address which is california.. My suggestion is to write in your cover letter that you are willing to relocate nearby.. if ever they will accept your application.. im gonna be transferring to oregon in 2 months.. as of now, I am looking for a job here in cali for me to earn before moving to oregon..
    Like from what my USA RN friends are telling me, it's also when HR and NM's are looking at the applicant pool, they are looking for items that makes them more outstandng than the other person's resume.

    Imagine the people in charge of hiring are looking at the top 5-10 candidates: one set are US educated, another set of local grads and one set of foreign grads. Remember that there's usually 100's of applicants and say 10 open jobs. How else can HR determine who's the best fit for their hospital?

    There are looking at GPA's, lots of volunteer work, charity work, well written letters of recommendations, great references, any past nursing experience, certifications, etc.
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    you need to have a hook up right now when applying for a job..its not what u know, its who u know..thats how its works in the us right now..
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    Yeah, I guess it's like that all over...not what you know but whom you know...as much as i wish a job would just drop right in front of my face it's not gonna happen. we're all going to need a breakthrough from God in that. right now i have zero/zip/nada work experience, and it just sucks knowing that i've worked so hard in school and worked hard studying for the exam and now it's still a zero. when i'll ever earn back what we've spent for school i don't know.. one day i guess, may God's blessings and the best of luck to us all!
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    Quote from kababayan23
    you need to have a hook up right now when applying for a job..its not what u know, its who u know..thats how its works in the us right now..
    Exactly......when was the last time one of us kababayans posted up..."Hey, I got the hospital job", "I have an interview coming up", "I start working next week at XXX hospital". I think the last posting was in 2009 and that was with a nursing home. Sorry for me, that's not where I prefer to work.
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    Quote from waitingstillwaiting
    Yeah, I guess it's like that all over...not what you know but whom you know...as much as i wish a job would just drop right in front of my face it's not gonna happen. we're all going to need a breakthrough from God in that. right now i have zero/zip/nada work experience, and it just sucks knowing that i've worked so hard in school and worked hard studying for the exam and now it's still a zero. when i'll ever earn back what we've spent for school i don't know.. one day i guess, may God's blessings and the best of luck to us all!
    Click on this link: http://allnurses.com/nurse-registrat...us-702252.html

    As you can see, it's interesting that so many of my friends and their friends are all in the same boat of "once we pass the NCLEX, we're finally "new grads"!!

    Nope, that's not the case at all in the US job market and in fact, the vast majority of us international students will have surpassed the 1 year time limit to even apply as a "new grad" for any residency programs. My US nursing friends have said that many (hospitals) are enforcing the 1 year graduation date to be considered for any new grad positions.

    If you desire to work in the nursing homes or LTC or SNF and places like this, it's not so restrictive, but for those of us who prefer the hospital job setting, it's near impossible to apply. So this also just puts on more burden on us as the US jobs are hiring more of their locals or US educated grads or nurses with hundreds to thousands of applicants after a few jobs.
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    You are right steppybay.Unlike before,hospitals weren't strict regarding new grad's policies.Hospitals are very tight nowadays when it comes to hiring inexperience nurses.In my sister's work,they're hiring their staff nurses who worked as unlicensed personnel before and now an RN.So if any of you who are lucky or have a chance to work in a hospital as a unit assistant or unlicense personnel,grab that opportunity because in time that you became an RN,there is a better chance they'll hire you if there's an open position.
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    Quote from dragon_lady
    You are right steppybay.Unlike before,hospitals weren't strict regarding new grad's policies.Hospitals are very tight nowadays when it comes to hiring inexperience nurses.In my sister's work,they're hiring their staff nurses who worked as unlicensed personnel before and now an RN.So if any of you who are lucky or have a chance to work in a hospital as a unit assistant or unlicense personnel,grab that opportunity because in time that you became an RN,there is a better chance they'll hire you if there's an open position.
    Yep......AKA "internals".

    That's what my USA nursing sisters (we're not related by blood or anything, just friends) tell me also. That's why I've been lucky to hook up with a few of them who are already working as new grad nurses in some very nice well known hospitals (some university level and some private ones) from up north to down in San Diego , who also have friends in other States. I have to say that these girls are pretty smart and most graduated in the tops in their classes.


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