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Anyone ever talk to a potential employer waay before graduation??

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by dschueler dschueler (Member)

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There is an advertisement here for LVNs, and they run this ad all the time. It is at a surgery center, and I really would love to do that when I graduate next year.

Has anyone ever talked to a potential employer ahead of time to "feel them out" and see what they would require, etc...and to let them know you are interested?? Might help after graduation

Just curious of your thoughts!

:)

Thanks,

Deb

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I stated my interests at a potential employer where I was doing a clinical while in nursing school. I was told in no uncertain terms that I would not be considered without getting experience first. What is really funny is that within a few months, I was hired by the same type of employer while still in school.

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Elektra6 has 14 years experience as a ASN, BSN, RN and specializes in Home Health, LTC, subacute.

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Yes, and they all told me to come back when I passed the NCLEX.

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While near the end of our LPN classes, a classmate & I attended a Blake Medical Center "Open House for Nurses".

We came after class & were wearing our student uniforms.

Two DONs escorted us around their units, & gave us their company benefit package portfolio.

Each said they would be glad to interview us after NCLEX confirmation.

I suppose it helped we were both over the age of 49- looked mature, & expected to be mature.

Another hospital flat out told me they did not hire LPNs.

But when the winter High season in SW Gulfcoast Florida approached, LPNs were accepted gladly as RNs were in short supply!

Good luck

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I remember that my clinical group was given the HR spiel at the VA hospital that we did one of our clinical rotations at. Hard to understand, since they started out by telling us about the long standing hiring freeze. Don't know why they wasted their time!

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I started looking and applying for jobs about 3 months before graduation.. If you really want that job, you should contact the Nurse Recruiter or DON and let them you that you are very interested. I got accepted 2 LPN position 1 month before graduation, but you cannot really start working until you get your LPN license, although the VA Center lets you work as a Graduate Practical Nurse (GPN) before you get your license, but after you graduate school, then you become an LPN when you get your license. Just give them a call and let them know :nuke: GOOD LUCK

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nursesaideBen specializes in Medical Telemetry, LTC,AlF, Skilled care.

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Yup, in my interview with my nurse manager at the hospital last august when I applied for a CNA position there I told her I was interested in finding an employer that would hire me as a nurse once I finished the LPN program. She said that if I really knocked her off her feet that it would be a possiblity. May 27th was my first night working there as a GPN, now I'm just waiting to get the results of my NCLEX and I'll find out if I have to go into work this Friday night lol

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sonja77 has 6 years experience and specializes in medical, telemetry, IMC.

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the lvn program i attended always graduates in may. we've had most of the potential employers in the area come and talk to us during the 2nd semester. our instructors highly recommend to start filling out applications no later than spring break. so that's what most of us did, filling out applications during spring break. within a few weeks i had 3 interviews and was offered a job at every interview.

so i had a job about a month before i even graduated.

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