5 Months and no job - page 2

I'm a new grad lpn for about 5 months and still no job any advice? I have a family to support and can't do it, I'm lost right now. Thanksgiving is coming up and I can't put food on the table at this... Read More

  1. Visit  PMFB-RN profile page
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    No idea where you are located but here is a very well paying LPN job posting. Starting pay $3,878/month. Not for everybody:
    Vacancy Search (VPOS) - State Personnel Board - spb.ca.gov
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  3. Visit  perioddrama profile page
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    5 months is NOTHING. In CA, there are still new grads 2-3 years post-graduation without a job.

    I do not know where you are applying, but broaden your search. Apply to hospital and non-hospital jobs. Broaden your search distance-wise as well.

    Good luck! Hope you land a job soon!
  4. Visit  StudentNurseCJV profile page
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    Quote from perioddrama
    5 months is NOTHING. In CA, there are still new grads 2-3 years post-graduation without a job.

    I do not know where you are applying, but broaden your search. Apply to hospital and non-hospital jobs. Broaden your search distance-wise as well.

    Good luck! Hope you land a job soon!
    2-3 years post-grad and can't get a job? Wow, they don't even remotely come close to giving you a heads up in Nursing school. I'm in NY and its also tough here but a lot of my fellow classmates have gotten jobs via perseverance and networking. Ask your clinical instructors or professors, not only can they write you a letter of recommendation but they also can refer you to their former colleagues and hospitals. Try to keep a positive outlook and tell yourself that this is what you want to do.
  5. Visit  girlygirlk8e profile page
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    All I can say is keep trying. There is bound to be a break in there somewhere. Try public and private schools, psych hospitals, try applying to health departments in your area, if there are any technical schools around you, sometimes you can get a job teaching CNA courses. Just keep trying. I graduated back in May (6 months now), and it took me that long to find something. I accepted my first position, and now people keep calling that I put in resumes with MONTHS ago! Just keep trying, keep your head up. It WILL happen.
  6. Visit  DSkelton711 profile page
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    Quote from sheliapntr2012
    Go in person and apply to every Health and Rehab Center in your area. Then follow up with the DON. I got a prn job at first but this is how I got my new full time job. Good Luck!
    She is correct. Don't turn down PRN work because many times it leads to full time work. Be professional, energetic and have a really great resume. Good luck!
  7. Visit  zmaldonado profile page
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    If you practice outside of the nursing requirement you will be liable and it's considered misconduct. You are better doing non patient related work.
  8. Visit  Bigmaine33 profile page
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    I'm a lpn and thanks for the post. It's crazy because I want to back to school but can't afford to right now. Does it really make sense anyway? If new grads can't get jobs fresh out of school!
  9. Visit  Bigmaine33 profile page
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    I am a cna I have been for 8 years and I tried that but they won't let me work as one because I'm a lpn


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