I've just graduated and passed NCLEX! I've been applying for jobs, but I'm receiving no call backs! No hospitals are hiring LPNs right now! It's either nursing homes or doctor's offices! I worry that if I get into doctor's office that I'll lose my skills and nursing home isn't really where I want to be. A lot of places that I have applied have agency nurses come in to do all the skilled work and all I would do is pass meds and put on bandaids till the "real nurse" got there! Then there are facilities that are only 2 out of 5 stars with Medicare evaluations with really bad client reviews! Also, not very well thought of in the community! I have even heard to work at these places will put my license at risk! Also, most of the 3-5 star facilities are only hiring for graveyard and I know I'm not a graveyard kinda a person! I did it in my 20s and was so screwed for the 6 mos I worked on nights on a job that was menial. I worry that if I do this that I may put patients at risk! I want to give my best to my patients and a sleep deprived me would not be the best! Should I just try and suck it up to get my foot in the door or just keep waiting for some great job that may never materialize? Any advice would be appreciated!!!
Oct 29, '12
@ Courtney H. -Thank you, this is how I finally ended up landing a job!
Last edit by newnurse_12 on Oct 29, '12
: Reason: forget to acknowledge the person I was posting to.