Perhaps that is not the best way to express what I am about to say, but let me give some background. I am about to graduate my LPN program in a month. I have started to call around about jobs, and have submitted a few resumes just to get the ball rolling. However, I live in Kentucky, and recently the board of nursing decided that a graduate PN must complete 120 hrs of hands on nursing before being allowed to sit for the boards. Now, this wouldn't bother me so much, and didn't, but I have called around to several Long Term Care facilities (all the hospitals in my area do not hire LPNs, or only want ones with one year of experience) and they all tell me "we'd love to interview you, but we can't even talk to you until you have a license". I can't get a license if I can't do my 120 hrs! The facilities explained to me that they had no set way of paying graduate nurses, so could therefore, not hire them.I really need a job and have pretty relaxed standards, as I just want to get my foot in the door. Does anyone have any advice or experience with this?