So far I have one change this will be my second. My very first job was basically working as a cna, at a Oncology clinic I just took vs, and sent the Dr. In, the RN's did all the chemotherapy etc, it was more of a position change, when I received my Lpn, but in the major hospital system here Lpn's are basically useless. This is the only job I received after what seemed like thousands of apps, but it was a catch 22, they hired me, bit I still wasn't getting the Lpn experience everyone wants. The only Lpn jobs are called "clinical.assistant" which I did at the clinic. I have been with this company for years, I'm still there prn. So being I had my licence I had no desire to stay at the clinic, although I love the company. I found a job with the NH, (first company.change) I thought this would be great bc most of my years working as a cna were spent in the nursing home, but its not the same now. As a cna I actually had time to talk to my residents, not just give em some pills, a quick assessment, n out the door I go. My DON, absolutely loves me, n says she would hire another new grad in a heartbeat because of how well I've done, documenting, and assessment skills have been stellar. I have found a few things wrong with my patients that other nurses have not, including a broken arm, and pneumonia.
There are lots of new grads being hired in corrections, have you not seen them? She actually wanted to hire me because I have excellent references to my abilities, and a very stable work history. I have worked in healthcare for entire adult life, and held a total of 3 different jobs, well companies. As for the dons at the various prison system hiring new grads, I have no idea why, but I'm glad they do.
Sorry if there's errors, I'm on my phone :)