I have been here in ATL for 3 months now and I am having the hardest time trying to find a full time permanent job that doesn't require me to "put my license on the line." I am working corrections for an agency like I wanted to but, the inmates are wearing on my mental health. I am trying so hard to break away from ltc mainly b/c I want to become more versatile and have more to offer in the way of clinical skills plus I want to learn something different. I have been online to every site that I know and, I either don't have enough experience (I have been licensed and working since Feb.06) b/c their minimum experience is 2 years or nobody wants to hire a LPN from ltc or corrections.:angryfire I have tried Pediatric Services of America and they told me that since I didn't have any peds experience, they aren't interested and I keep getting rejected from every position that I apply to at Emory; and I've been applying to them since I got here in February. I have tried local agencies to try to get a temp to hire position at a local dr. offices, but they have told me to try again later in the year without really asking me what I want to do or allowing me to explain to them what I want to achvieve.
Before I came to ATL I was highly respected at my job at a ltc facility and was assured that I would always be highly recommended from them; and now that I work here for an agency doing corrections, the staff call and ask for me by request; so what am I doing wrong?
At this point, Im ready to give up and go back to struggle in Ohio instead of being here but, my family keeps telling me not to get frustrated and that something will come sooner or later. Can somebody offer me some help or show me what Im doing wrong?