Finding a job harder than school and NCLEX put together - page 3
I am a male LPN just graduated and passed NCLEX in august. I have been putting out resumes, filling out applications ect.... and have not heard anything, yet most of the females I went to school with... Read More
Oct 17, '06Quote from West_Coast_KenKen, that's precisely why I suggested getting your congressperson involved. They love to help their constituency (at least mine does). In a race case with my former employer, the EEOC coordinator was a black male and it was just assumed that I, too, was black. Going from State to Federal was a whole 'nother matter and it was then that the Congressman got into it. I got good results. Don't go it alone. As far as law is concerned, ALL citizens are protected against discrimination based on specific factors, sex being among them.EEOC laws do not protect white males.
I was the Information Technology support for our EEOC dept when they wanted to rewrite their application. As part of understanding their work flow, etc, we asked them some questions about their work, blah, blah, blah. The long and the short of it was, now get this: EEOC laws do NOT protect white males--period. They protect women and minorities but not white men. Meaning, an employer can say we don't want you because you are a man, and they are not violating EEOC laws.
I never did look into this, but this was from a male who worked in our EEOC office so I think he probably knows the law. Also, there may be state laws against this, but I doubt it (maybe in NY or Calif?)
You'd think equal opportunity laws would cover everyone, but they do not, at least not the EEOC.
Oct 17, '06Currently I work at an LTC at night. I find that where I am there are fewer nurses with issues and that there is more freedom/opportunity to teach my CNAs about the ins and outs of patient care and to build a good team. It took me a while to find a place that actually wanted me, but I'm glad I kept looking until I finally did. There are still issues, but the volume is managable.
But, as was said, there are a lot more opportunities in mental health, ER, OR, etc. for RNs.
Oct 18, '06Hi, I graduated in May 2006 and got my actual LPN license in the mail in the first week of October 2006..I am a male and so far there were no interviews or call backs, NOTHING! I am very discouraged and maybe they dont hire male nurses and I made a mistake in going to LPN school for a year and a half...It is very sad..
Maybe the employers think it is a female dominated environment so I am out of luck..
Nov 14, '06Sorry you're having a tough time. For the record I am female but give me a male nurse to work with anytime. I have worked with some fabulous women but also some very good male nurses I find they are usually more even tempered and less judgemental.
Nov 14, '06Quote from Bala SharkI will be graduating in May of 07 with my BS major in Nursing. I went to a job fair last week and put out resume to everyone there just to see what offers I would generate as a new graduate nurse. Many of my female class mated dis the same as wel, and are looking at 17 - 24 job offers each and are getting phone calls daily. I am at the top of my class - and so far the only offer I have gotten is for the US Army. My wife does not want me nursing in Iraq with her being permenently disabled for fear of loosing me as her care giver. Both my wife and my little 6 year old Daughter need me as their primary care giver, and at 44 years old when I graduate I don't think this would work for me. What happened to ALL the job openings I heard about in nursing when I started school? Anyone know where they are hiring Male RN's with good work ethics?Hi, I graduated in May 2006 and got my actual LPN license in the mail in the first week of October 2006..I am a male and so far there were no interviews or call backs, NOTHING! I am very discouraged and maybe they dont hire male nurses and I made a mistake in going to LPN school for a year and a half...It is very sad..
Maybe the employers think it is a female dominated environment so I am out of luck..Last edit by royr on Nov 14, '06
Nov 20, '06You may have to get a job no one else will do, when your first starting out, like a Prison or a methodone clinic..... I wish someone would have talked some sense into me before I went to nursing school, I feel like quitting my job every day and getting a job at wawa pumping gas.......
Nov 21, '06I'm thinking that, perhaps, there are certain areas of the country where it is difficult for male RNs and LPNs to seek work because of long-standing discriminatory practice.
Here, in the mid-Atlantic and northeast, I have seen countless RNs and LPNs in hospitals and LTC facilities. The ICU, cardiac cath, ED, and psych areas tend to absorb the most male RNs.
Dec 5, '06I'm also wondering whether it's a geographical thing. I work in California, interviewed for seven positions at good hospitals and got seven offers (I'm a guy, BTW). Two of the three places I interviewed at were university-based medical centers, the other was a non-university based medical center. I think there's something about being linked to a larger hospital, especially an academic one, that helps to eliminate small minds (those that discriminate).
Dec 5, '06I wish you good fortune in your latest job. I hope I will be able to find employment when I graduate in May with my BS in nursing locally. If not., I will be asking this forum for a list of places wher male RN's are both well paid and well treated on the job. I suspect geography has lots to do with where the boys are not. I moved my family to NY because there simply were "no openings" for male nurses where I had been.