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LPN job prospects in Abq/SF?

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by bp123456 bp123456 (New Member) New Member

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Hello. I'm a new LPN grad from the midwest who's just obtained his NM license so I can move to be around my family - didn't even bother getting licensed in the state I graduated in since it's a non-compact state on top of the fact that I know noone here anymore.

I've been scouring the job boards and have not found many LPN openings for new grads - most state they want 1-year of experience.. the most-recent job experience I have is as a CNA for the past 1.5 years in LTC.

I'm moving next month and decided I would wait to apply for any openings until physically settled in NM, but I'm sort of afraid of not finding a job the closer moving time gets. Is anyone familiar with any facilities who hire *new grad LPNs?? thank you in advance for reading.

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HouTx has 35 years experience and works as a Manager, eLearning & Clinical Development.

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Santa Fe is actually pretty small, population-wise, and housing is pretty expensive. CHRISTUS St. Vincent is pretty much the only game in town & I don't believe that they hire LPNs in acute care but I could be wrong. They may have positions in ambulatory or clinic areas. You'll probably have better options in Albuquerque.

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gonzoRN has 25 years experience and works as a RN-BC, CCM; Inpatient CM/UM.

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The Albuquerque SNF market is pretty desperate for nurses, I personally know of more than a few buildings that have been using agency for a while now. PM me, Ill give you more info.

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