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by Ariana30 Ariana30 (Member) Member

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Hello, I just wanted to vent my frustrations and I'm  hoping that someone will share their experience as well. I graduated year 2010 and I have my license in the Philippines as an RN but I'm now in CA. I moved here 2 years ago. To make the story short, I never worked as an RN since I got my license   and  I just got my  LVN license here in CA and I feel like it's  hard to get a job specially if you don't have any experience. I applied like 2 places and was told that they'll  only provide 3-4 days training and I don't think  it's enough since I don't  have any experience. Is anyone here with the same situation? How did you guys start?Were you able to get a place with enough training? Thank you.

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Snatchedwig has 11 years experience as a ADN, CNA, LPN, RN and specializes in Medsurg.

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Quick question why not work as a RN here vs as a LPN

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It'sYaGirlK has 1 years experience as a CNA.

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16 hours ago, Snatchedwig said:

Quick question why not work as a RN here vs as a LPN

Well I know the nurse where I work has his BSN from the Philippines but it wasn’t honored here in the USA but he was able to challenge the LPN boards without further education requirements so he is now working as a LPN here in the states which may be the same situation for the OP

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Good day. I understand  your frustrations. I still believe that you should be happy and proud to hold the title of a nurse. As far as I know, there are endless opportunities for nurses to find employment in all fields of nursing. The only trouble may be finding a position that best fits your experience level. I think it is tough to expect a new nurse with no experience to hypothetically be assigned to a pediatric client who uses a respiratory ventilator, a tracheostomy, is bed-bound and needs round-the clock care. That may be tough but, there are opportunities to gain experience as a volunteer nurse. For example, there are volunteer nurses working at free healthcare clinics, deployed at disasters/emergencies, at local senior centers/community organizations and I  personally signed up to be a volunteer nurse at a local running marathon event in my city when I first started out. I hope that you do not stop taking pride in the profession and keep at it... Many people covet our role in healthcare, it is in fact a prestigious title.

Kindly, 

Divine-LPN, BSN

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I’m an LPN in New York but I’d say standard new LPN training should be 3-4 weeks. I had 3 weeks training at a new job when I was already an LPN for a year. It was just their rules. Hope you find somewhere willing to train! 🙂

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Hey I’m on same situation as you. I am also an RN in Phils. been in the US for 3 years. Currently working as an LVN while my NCLEX-RN is on process. 

My first job as an LVN was a charge nurse in a facility. I only lasted 3 weeks and I resigned 😂 Right now working in LA-County Hospital for about a year and satisfied about my job. 

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Okay so i just accepted.but havent started at Assisted living/Memory Care brand new fancy schmancy..and this a new role for me,Ill be over 3-4 cnas and have 30 patients..its for profit and they claim its not a SNF it active living.so the acuity isnt the same?Im getting nervous reading all these posts...Ive been home.health for.agencys some.of those are sketchy too..

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Maryrose is a MSN, RN and specializes in Nursing Educator.

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That’s a tough situation.  I’m in California and I know it takes a near miracle to land your first nursing job.  

My advice is to keep looking.  You will find a position that will offer you proper training.  This is your license you need to protect.  I have heard of some ‘refresher’ courses.  

My first LVN job was in a convalescent hospital.  I don’t think I was trained more than two weeks.  After that I did home health and the training was better there. When I went to acute care, they gave me six weeks.

Good luck! 

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