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by Winnie93 Winnie93 (New Member) New Member

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So I graduated back in january of 2010! I was an LPN since 2007. And I am finding the most difficult time getting a job. It seems like its a matter of luck nowadays because not everyone among my colleagues are getting called for interviews either =( The hospitals are saying they need BSN or a year of experience in so and so field. Which we know we wouldnt be able to attain IF WE DONT GET HIRED FIRST!!!! I really wanna work in a hospital so bad but no one would hire =( HELP! any tips? :crying2:

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wouldn't it be worth getting a loan to go ahead and get the BSN? i mean, a year has passed with no job offer which could've been a year of your BSN behind you already. it's something to consider.

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look outside of hospitals for now. I worked in a drs. office for a year before there was an opening at the hospital I was an aide at. They liked the fact that I had been working as a nurse since graduation. Take whatever experience you can get.

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Go to LTC or rehab. Hospitals just aren't hiring right now.

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Nips specializes in Operating Room.

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I agree with the other two posts. I faced a similar situation. No one wanted to hire a new grad unless they had their BSN. I took the first and only job offered to me and began working on my BSN. I am in the operating room. Some nurses that I have met frown upon me working in a specialty so early into my career but that was the only job offered to me. Doctor's offices, nursing homes, home health and agency/temp work have been alternative jobs that many of my nursing school friends have taken just to get a year's worth of experience. Keep looking, don't give up and good luck.

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My 2 cents...

Find an organization that will let you work as a volunteer nurse. (Rotacare, Planned Parenthood, Free Clinics, Churches?) This will get you back into nursing again and start giving you some skills and references.

Next, it seems like your area is pretty saturated for nurses. Have you considered moving out of the area? I don't know what your home life is like, but if you are single and able to live out of a few boxes for a while, it might be worth it to take a leap of faith and start applying to hospitals out of your area. (I knew a nurse who got started by just putting all her worldy goods in a storage unit and took off in her car for the East coast!)

Anyway, just a few other approaches to consider!

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wouldn't it be worth getting a loan to go ahead and get the BSN? i mean, a year has passed with no job offer which could've been a year of your BSN behind you already. it's something to consider.

So they should go into even more debt and find out there aren't jobs for BSNs either?

*sigh*

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Where are you located? The BSN seems like a good idea--hey, what have you got to lose?

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wouldn't it be worth getting a loan to go ahead and get the BSN? i mean, a year has passed with no job offer which could've been a year of your BSN behind you already. it's something to consider.

I am a BSN RN and have never seen employers care whether or not an RN has a diploma, ASN or BSN, at least for entry-level staff nurse positions. Is this a new trend?

Aren't there some LPN to RN (ASN) programs that work somewhat like a MSN-bridge program? This might be the quickest pasth to become an RN for an LPN.

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I graduated in Dec 09 with my BSN and searched for a job for 3 months in a hospital with no luck. I broadened my spectrum and started applying for LTC facilities and got an interview and a job within 3 weeks. I worked at a ltc/rehab facility for 9 months and luckily when I started looking again for another job I finally got calls for interviews. I had about 6-7 interviews and FINALLLY got a job in the best hospital in this area. I hated working LTC, BUT, the reason i got the job was because I had that experience. Any experience really is good experience so just keep trying and remember everything happens for a reason.

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Getting into extra debt for a career in nursing is not wise. You probably will not earn enough to ever really experience actual financial gain for all the suffering without you will do, if you are able to support yourself with your nursing salary and at the same time pay off your debt. Lots of things must fall to your favor to allow this to happen. Just read the posts on default, all of you "why don't you just take out a loan" people. You will see.

Now if some can rely on mommy and daddy still ...really? you gotta be at least in your twenties :uhoh3:.

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EmergencyNrse has 17 years experience and specializes in Emergency Medicine.

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... lower your standards.

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