I want to move to Texas but,... I'm a new LPN

  1. Hey, if any one can give me some advice about the hospitals in Texas;(Dallas, Fort Worth, San Antonio, or Houston especially) I would really, really appericiate it. Currently I live in New York and passed my boards in Novemeber. I don't have a great deal of experience except a couple nights out of the week in a nursing home. I feel like I'm wasting my skills, no ofense to those nurses who are working in NH it's a tough job with few moments of recognition, on a job well done. Everyday I get more depressed because its not where I would like to be. Few hospitals are hiring new lpns especially if you don't have any experience. ( I mean how are you suppose to get-duh). Relocating has been on my mind for a while now and I have made the decision down to Texas and Florida. For some reason though I seem more drawn to Texas. I have 2 small children a 1yr. old and a soon to be 5yr. old and I wanted to be able to make some serious plans before the new school year starts. I feel like I have searched every job website on the net looking for something and still nothing close, except, somewhere in El paso and that was another NH. If anyone could help or give some words of encouragement I could sure use it.

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    Joined: May '04; Posts: 2
    LPN through agencies


  3. by   gomedina
    I'm a businessman but is now studying LPN to start a new career on this area. I know how tough it can be to get started but you seemed to be a strong determined woman. You'll get a break if you don't stop looking for opportunities. i don't know about any hospital in Texas but have a cousin who works there as a nurse. i'll try to ask her and get back to you on that. I still don't understand why you would get a tough tme lookin for a job when there's actually a shortage of nurses. You may also want to try to get help from an agency for starters. it's up to you. anyway, keep your chin up coz you got a lot of great things to look forward to. Congrats on passing the board!
    Last edit by gomedina on May 14, '04