Hi... I did my LPN and got license in 2001 and kept my license active all these years... I didn't work because I was busy with my kids... now I have time and I am ready to work as a Full Time LPN nurse... please help me as I have no experience... but I topped in my LPN program... got license in first attempt... I applied couple of places but they said that they cannot hire me as I have no experience... so, what should I do now... what are my options? where can I get a job in Tampa? Any recommendations? Please help me with your expertise...
Nov 22, '07
I know a lot of the hospitals have "refresher" type orientations. You might try there. I believe you can apply online. Best of luck!
Nov 22, '07
How about a temp agency or something similar they hire people with no experience. Also I don't know if you live in Tampa but every Weds (?) in the mail a magazine called The Flyer comes and they have a mini employement section that facilities are always advertizing for nurses with no experience. At the 7-11's where the magazine rack is there are also a lot of employement guides that have job positions for nurses in them. They are mostly LTC as some hospitals don't hire LPN's anymore in Tampa. Good Luck.
Dec 2, '07
You could probably also get a job doing private duty. I started doing that as a new grad with no experience. The cases are super easy and require very few skills. In peds, u pretty much deal with trachs and gtubes a lot and thats about it. Some kids are on vents but I dont take those cases bc they dont even pay more for the higher acuity (at least my agency doesnt). I work for Maxim Healthcare in Tampa now and worked with Children First in Orlando when I first started.
Also many nursing homes would take u with no experience, but be careful bc that is usually because they dont care and need warm bodies to show up....make sure u find one who will give u a proper orientation.
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