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New grad lpn...still no jobs

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Okay, Ive been looking for at least 8 hours a day for a job for 3 months now...theres nothing. So, does anyone know of any places in the Akron, Ohio/Medina area that are hiring new grad lpns.

PurpleLVN

Specializes in AA&I, research,peds, radiation oncology.

Have you looked at craigslist-I saw a few listings for LPN's in the Akron area. I also came across a website-juju.com. You can also check there. HTH!! Don't give up!!

Oh man, I am also looking with little luck so far...does anybody know if they're hiring new grads in the long island, queens, brooklyn areas? Please helpppppppppppp

Same here in Massachusetts. They all want experienced LPN. Anyone around worked in ambulatory care as lpn? What is it like? Will a new grad fit there? Thank you so much for your help!

Tulip23

Specializes in Otolaryngology-ENT.

Same here.. I am in texas and became an LVN in september, still no luck, everyone wants experience, still applying and looking.

NamasteNurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC. Has 8 years experience.

http://www.indeed.com/

This is a great website and they will send you job alerts daily. Don't give up, you ARE experienced if you have done clinicals! Send your resume anyway, make it a skills based resume. There are some jobs that say "new grads welcome" and there are soooo many in New York, I don't know how you aren't getting hired in NYC!!

also try the regional help wanted sites. Regionalhelpwanted.com

NamasteNurse, BSN, RN

Specializes in Pediatrics, Geriatrics, LTC. Has 8 years experience.

LPN

LPN

The Bronx VA Medical Center can offer consideration for immediate or deferred employment for Licensed Practical Nurses. The opportunities exist in our Extended Care(Nursing Home), Spinal Cord, and Medical Surgical Patient Care Centers. Candidates must be graduates of a NLN accredited program, have a current, full, active and unrestricted registration in a state, territory or commonwealth (i.e., Puerto Rico) of the U.S. or in the District of Columbia, and proficient in spoken and written English. New graduates are encouraged to apply. U.S. Citizenship is required.

Company Name: Bronx Veterans Affairs Medical Center Apply Online: Employer's Website Location: Bronx Available: Immediately. Posted: 10/13/09

mel p

Specializes in LTC.

go to sunharbormanor.com. i just got hired as a new grad there. it is in roslyn heights, ny.(long island, nassau county)

Oh man, I am also looking with little luck so far...does anybody know if they're hiring new grads in the long island, queens, brooklyn areas? Please helpppppppppppp

New in NY...nobody's hiring new grads...I literally got escorted out of an open house last monday cause they weren't seeing new grads...thanks for the advice though...I'll check out the websites.

mel P...I am on it...I am calling first thing tomorrow, that's exactly what I needed....places that are giving new RNs a chance....Thanks a million.

MedSurgeMess

Specializes in Med/Surg, ICU, educator.

http://www.indeed.com/

This is a great website and they will send you job alerts daily. Don't give up, you ARE experienced if you have done clinicals! Send your resume anyway, make it a skills based resume. There are some jobs that say "new grads welcome" and there are soooo many in New York, I don't know how you aren't getting hired in NYC!!

also try the regional help wanted sites. Regionalhelpwanted.com

As someone who regularly sits on interview panels with my facility, no, clinicals do not count as experience. Sorry, most places feel this way as far as I know. But good luck to you guys in your job search.

mel p

Specializes in LTC.

things are a little rough there as far as the patient load and other things. but it is good to stick it out there for at least 1 year there, since they are the only place that i know of that is quick to hire new grads.

New in NY...nobody's hiring new grads...I literally got escorted out of an open house last monday cause they weren't seeing new grads...thanks for the advice though...I'll check out the websites.

mel P...I am on it...I am calling first thing tomorrow, that's exactly what I needed....places that are giving new RNs a chance....Thanks a million.

Same here. I live in Ma. I graduated in June, passed my Nclex in August. I filled out more than 20 application forms but nobody contacted me. It is soooo frustrating. I desperately need a job. I'm actually thinking of working as a CNA.My husband thinks it's dumb...I don't know what to DO! I really need help I can get.

hi Mel p, I know this is a really old post. Are you still at sunharbor? I just got hired and will orient in a week and I am looking for any feedback on this facility. I hope you're still out there:)

BrandonLPN, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

One place LPNs often forget to look is on their state website (ends in .gov).

All 50 states have a page for state job opportunities. I've looked around, and I've found that pretty much every state hires LPNs.

Thanks to Reagan, "state hospitals" aren't as ubiquitous as they once were, but all states have a least a couple stae run institutions. Psych hospitals, nursing homes, rehab centers, prisons, places like that. With any luck, one of these state facilities is near where you live. And all these sorts of facilities rely heavily on LPN/LVNs.

As a state employee, I can tell you government employment is so much better than private nursing homes, it isn't funny.

BrandonLPN, LPN

Has 5 years experience.

As a matter of fact, I just checked the state of Ohio website now, and I found four LPN job postings in Dayton, Gallipolis, Youngstown and Mt Vernon.

Hint: All states list their job postings alphabetically. Make sure to check under 'L' for Licensed Practical Nurse and under 'P' for Practical Nurse, Licensed. I've seen them listed under both on many state websites.

Check your state's government website!