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So I have a question for those of you who have gotten a job via an online application. I've worked as an LPN in LTC the last 2 years. And I recently just passed my NCLEX-RN. I've been applying for jobs and every hospital wants me to apply online. And it seems like almost every job I've applied for turns me down right away because I "don't have the experience" or "don't have the credentials". My question is, how am I supposed to make an impression on an online application? Also, if every hospital wants me to have 1-2 years experience in the position I'm applying for, where am I supposed to get this experience? Everyone has to start somewhere, yet it seems like not many places are open to a new grad. And I'm not being picky with where I'm applying, I've even applied to places that are 1 hour away. Anybody have any advice?

roser13, ASN, RN

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Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

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