What can a Grad LPN (no license) do?

    Hello all

    I would like to know if anyone know if there are any places that hire graduate LVN still waiting to take there NCLEX? I'm applying in NY and there is also a limited license application that is good pending results of your first NCLEX attempt. It's void if you fail.
    I've never heard of anyone being hired. Is it useful or just a waste?

    Thank you in advance

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  3. by   EMR*LPN
    when i graduated in 1982, i worked as a gpn until i received my board results, then could sign lpn.
    anyone who failed boards either worked as a nursing assistant.
    results are known so much more quickly now than they used to be, the limited application may be the way to go.
    good luck....
  4. by   SmartyRN
    I think yes, I am also in NY. b4 getting my lic I was told by a potential employer(Pathways to Housing) that I would be able to work as a paid intraship or externship not sure can't remember which terminology she used but I think it had to do with the temp lic you mentioned.
    God Speed in your job search
  5. by   Leelee2
    You can work on a temporary license until you pass the test. You would be working as a GPN, and would work directly under the supervision of an RN. In my state, the RN must be in the building though for a GPN to work on the floor. (as opposed to being reached by phone) I think my starting pay was a bit lower too, but as soon as i passed the state boards, they bumped my pay up and helped me celebrate too! It was a great experience for me, and I would recommend working on a temp license till you can take your test. Good Luck to you!
  6. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    I live in NY and worked as a GNP until I took my boards. I wasn't allowed to deal with narcs but other than that I could do everything. I got a raise once I was licensed. Only 1 girl that I worked with failed her boards and then she had to work as a CNA.
  7. by   DizzyLizzyNurse
    Sorry that was supposed to be GPN not GNP. I started back to school and I think my brain's already fried.
  8. by   NamasteNurse
    Not all facilities are willing to hire a GPN. You have to work under someone else's license just like you did in nursing school. If someone will mentor you in this way it's great but it depends on the facilities rules. My facility said no, come back with your own license.
  9. by   San2003
    Im in PA and our board is quite strict compared to many states, but however with that I was able to FXN as a LPN with the exception of verbal orders and I had to have a licensed nurse sign off on the narcotics I was administering. Many places will hire you as a GPN I actually made more money at the first place I worked as a GPN then the first place I worked with a license.