I am a New Grad LPN,I passed my NCLEX(GO ME),that is not the problem though.
The problem for me is this,I have a bad job record,I have quit jobs without giving 2 weeks notice,numerous times,I am not like that anymore,I finally came to the realization that I have to be able to survive and quitting job after job is not the best answer.
I want to make myself a nice resume,but I am not sure as to what to put on it as far as work history goes,and also what to say if and when I get an interview about my work history.I seriously think I am in a hole that I cannot dig myself out of,I feel like there is no hope,nursing license or not!Depressing!!!!!!!
Not only do I have a bad work record(I never got into trouble at work,thought I would throw that in there),But there are no jobs for new nurses,LPN's that is,tons for RN's.Nobody wants to hire a new grad,we have no experience,so they don't want us(Me).
I wanted to go back to school for my RN,but I need to work so bad,I have been penniless for sometime now and really don't know what to do!
I admire your honesty and insight, lpngirl. And, to a certain point, I can identify with you.
Here's my suggestions which stem from my experience: I started my Nursing career as an LPN and worked at a LTC Facility as an Aid until an opening for an LPN came up, which wasn't long.
On Resumes or Employment Applications when I left my Prior Places of Employment for Unsavory Reasons, I would not "for personal reasons". I have been asked Point Blank as to the reason why I left a Place of Employment after being terminated and answered, "It was a consensual agreemet". I have also heard that Some say "To pursue other Ecomonic Opportunities (like Unemployment Benefits)".
The best response I gave occurred when I was being interviewed at a Nursing Fair by the Director of the Psych side of a Medical Center. She asked, "Why did you leave your last job?" I replied, "I was fired." She then asked me, "When can you come and tour our Facility? Tomorrow's no good. How about the next day?"
I ended up touring the Facility and have worked here for the past 9 out of 29 years of ny Nursing Career.
Good luck to you, lpngirl.
Last edit by Davey Do on Jan 20, '12