How long do you think it will take?

  1. Hey! I graduated from and lpn program dec of 07 and passed NCLEX in Iowa April of 2008 on my first try. I am now living in GA b/c my DH is in the army and I had to move about three times in the last year so we are settled and I finally have my own transportation and my GA nursing license. Ok that was just to let ya know why I haven't worked yet lol Anyway so Monday I went in to turn my resume into a nursing home I dressed professionaly just in case. I got an interview on the spot and it went pretty well. The DON was very sweet and told me she had no problem hiring a new grad b/c she knew everyone had to start somewhere. It seemed like it went will and she said she was going to call my reference and do a background check and that she would be calling me. I of course am getting anxious cause my references have said they haven't heard anything but I am trying to remain hopeful but don't want to get to excited or anything. It isn't my dream to work in a nursing home but I figure it will get me experience and the schools around here require you to have a year of experience before they let you in the RN program.. Well talk to you all later
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  3. by   Queen-Leo
    I would follow up with her tomorrow. It will not hurt anything it may expedite the hiring process...
  4. by   bluegeegoo2
    I usually call every other day until I get the job or they tell me it's filled. I also always send a "thank you" note for the interview, (even if it's by email), and briefly reiterate my interest in the position and why I would be a good fit for their facility. Thank them for their time, etc. Works like a charm! I landed a GREAT job at a rehab facility that way, and only have 18 mos experience in LTC. You want to be the one they think of when filling a position. I landed my first nursing job before I was licensed by bugging the crap out of them. Good luck! And give them a call...
  5. by   gma85
    Thank you for the replies. I did not call yet I guess I am a little nervous.. I will call her on Monday and just let her know I am still interested. Is it to late to send a thank you card? I am new to all of this. Also quick question. There is a mental health hospital that is hiring new LPN's I just sent my resume in there. Can anyone tell me which would be better experience LTC or Mental Health Hospital. I have experience working a med manager and residential aid with MI and MR residents and I enjoyed that quite a bit. Well thank you again and I will let ya'll know what happens when I call on Monday
  6. by   gma85
    Well.. I got the job!! =D I didn't have to call cause she called me today and offered me the job! I am so excited and nervous!! I go in tomorrow at 7am to start orientation Any tips for a new not so recent grad LPN starting in LTC??
  7. by   NC Girl BSN
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    Well.. I got the job!! =D I didn't have to call cause she called me today and offered me the job! I am so excited and nervous!! I go in tomorrow at 7am to start orientation Any tips for a new not so recent grad LPN starting in LTC??
    Just remember that LTC has its challenges. Know that its not gonna be easy in the beginning but it does get better once you learn the residents and the routine.
  8. by   bluegeegoo2
    Quote from gma85
    Well.. I got the job!! =D I didn't have to call cause she called me today and offered me the job! I am so excited and nervous!! I go in tomorrow at 7am to start orientation Any tips for a new not so recent grad LPN starting in LTC??
    YIPPEE!!!!! Congrats!

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