Quote from bieot721
I am a new LPN , just passed the boards.I really worried I may not be able to find a job in the dayton and surronding area.I have filled out and summit resume to 16 Long term care centers.Anyone else fill the demand for LPN's have come to a end? Please any advice?
I live in the Dayton area. I am an RN now, used to be an LPN less than 2 years ago. I do think it is becoming harder for new grads to find jobs, due to the economy and schools cranking out so many new nurses. It is a regional thing, however. A few words of advice...
You can fill out applications online, but you may want to consider dropping off resumes in person, if they accept resumes in this manner. I know that Miami Valley Hospital doesn't, they want you to do it all online. I suspect that LTC centers aren't as strict about this.
Be flexible about the hours you are willing to work. Many new grads come out expecting to work day shift. You would be very fortunate to get it, but most likely, you'll need to start out on nights. Possibly even part-time or resource to get your foot in the door.
You don't have work experience, so you'll need to highlight your clinical experiences and hopefully you have a couple of nursing instructors that are willing to give you glowing references. Emphasize your willingness to learn and grow.
Don't ask about pay, let them bring it up. Be negotiable, but don't accept less than the going rate for a new grad LPN.
Don't give up, you will find a job. Just keep filling out applications and sending out resumes. It can be discouraging, but something will turn up. Keep in mind that your first place of employment is not likely to be your dream job, but it is the first step.