hi friends, I will be graduating on july 11th and I was just wondering if anyone had any input from their personal expierences on where might be a good place to start out. I was thinking nursing home part time to get benefits and per diem in a hospital. I live in Ocean County NJ and around here they have put a stop to hiring lpn's in the hospitals. So either I travel or stick with a nursing home or maybe surgi center.. A little discouraging but I'm sure I'll find my nitch somewhere. I'm hoping to get at least $20 an hour. Does that sound like an unreasonable request? I have been doing research on resumes for new grads and what to look for in companies, etc.. so I am getting myself prepared for interviews and such.. wish me luck and please any input is welcome!