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Depressed Lvn grad

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by nursejenna4u nursejenna4u (New) New

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So I passed boards in May. I been looking for a job with no luck. I just feel so terrible that I can't find one. I thought I'd be able to do for my family but guess not. I am from the San Antonio area if any from the area can pleassse give some advice where a new grad can get hired please let me know:(

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You passed this past may? That's nothing...I passed my boards in November of 2010 and didn't find a job till July of 2011....just be persistent and keep calling the places you're interested in

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TheCommuter has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Case mgmt., rehab, (CRRN), LTC & psych.

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You might need to branch out to Seguin, Schertz, Corpus Christi, and other small to midsized cities to find employment. There is no nursing shortage in the major cities of Texas, despite what you may have heard.

Also, pound the pavement. Up to 70 percent of jobs are not advertised, so you are going to need to walk into places during business hours while dressed nicely. Visit all the nursing homes, home health companies, private duty agencies, hospices, psychiatric facilities and physical rehab centers within a 50 mile radius of your home and apply in person This technique often results in on-the-spot interviews.

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Did as you said my first stop was a nursing home offered me a job on the spot unfortunately I couldn't take the job wouldn't work for me but tomorrows another day to get out and try again :saint:

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#txlvn specializes in Geriatrics.

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Letting you know you're not the only one! Good luck to you and if I hear anything I'll pass it on to you!

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Apply at assisted living facility's near you. Many of them hire new grad lvn/lpn's as a medication tech. Its not much but its a start.

That's how I got my first job, and im almost at 1 year which looks good on a resume and allowed me to get a better job.

I just started working as a hospice nurse doing continuous care for patients.

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kissbug26 has 10 years experience and specializes in Geriatrics, OBGyn, Clinical Nursing.

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She is exactly right about the LTC, assisted living facilities. They love to hire new grads! Good luck!!

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#txlvn specializes in Geriatrics.

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Apply at assisted living facility's near you. Many of them hire new grad lvn/lpn's as a medication tech. Its not much but its a start.

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I've actually considered applying for med tech positions. Would that type of position give us (new grads) the LVN experience we so desperately need? :unsure:

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Philly_LPN_Girl has 5 years experience as a LPN.

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Google nursing agencies around your area. That is what I did and some are so small that people have never heard of them. Also post your resume on career builder.com that is how I got my first job. See if these nursing agencies are available in your area: Epic Health Services, Maximum, Delta T Group, PSA, etc.

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I found a home health agency hire new grads but its for pediatrics

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You aren't alone! I got my RN license last month in NC and have zero luck finding a job. Hospitals are hiring just a handful of new grads. I go to interviews at LTC facilities and they tell me I should work in a hospital as a new grad. I've even had places call for an interview just to call me back a few hours later canceling because I have no experience. That is another thing I don't understand. I know a few classmates who got jobs that require at least 2 years experience. I also know people who failed the NCLEX and still have RN jobs waiting for them. It's not been the rainbows and sunshine people make it out to be as a new grad. Good luck!!

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I'm struggling here as well. I live in the Cartersville area and have been branching out as far as Atlanta, Rome and Rockmart for a position and no go. I put in over 30 applications online within a few days and sent out my resume to several places for various positions. It does get depressing after awhile, but as of late I am taking a break from putting in applications and regaining composure so it doesn't get to me. Trying again later this week.

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