Trying to Get an LPN JOB At a Nursing Home

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    Hi everyone, I'm an LPN due to graduate as an RN in December with an Associates. I currently work at a doctor's office and a radiology facility, but I want more bedside care experience, especially before I graduate. I've applied to four nursing homes per diem and have called over and over again, leaving messages for HR and the DON's. I even have a friend who works in one close to me who put in a good word, but she's not even answering me anymore when I text her. I'm only asking for weekend day hours per diem, which I weonfer if this is the reason, but I still find it odd that no one's called me. I will probably walk into the facilities next week, but I applied in June. Any advice?

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    Where do you live? I know nursing homes near me are looking to hire!!!
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    I live in Rockland County, New York. I applied to three here and one in New Jersey. I know it doesn't sound good, but I don't have a car either so I'm not trying to go too far which is probably limiting me too, but I want to actually be able to show up to work.
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    true.. gotta show up for work.. Not knowing your area, is there reliable public transportation???
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    Well, I can get anywhere in Rockland, but I'm limited to Rockland. But I wonder why no one's even calling me. I mean I'm just asking for a per diem job so I honestly thought it would be easy. This week I'm going to actually walk into two of the nursing homes I applied to. Any suggestions on that? Also, I specifically only asked for weekend hours. Do you think that could be limiting me?
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    The fact you dont drive and have a car is probably limiting you...per-diem means you will work any shift not just daytime weekend hours...and they probably thinking if they hire you--you will be a no-show come winter time you should try and get a license if not a car they want someone reliable and public transportation is not always reliable...good luck
    silverbat likes this.


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