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Should I Keep Looking for Another Job?

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by just1guy93 just1guy93 (New) New

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Hi everybody,

I have no prior nursing (nor healthcare) experience, but I do have an LVN license. Today, I was hired by an agency as a caregiver. Even though I'm not going to work as a nurse, I'm desperate enough to find ANY type of healthcare job for the work experience.

Should I continue to look for an LVN job as I work for this company? I have noticed that under many job listings for LVN's, one of the requirements is one year of prior NURSING experience, and I am almost entirely sure that caregiver experience will not help me meet this requirement. The higher salary would also be an added benefit.

On another note, I've applied for several BSN programs already, and I plan to start during Fall '15.

Thank you for your patience,

Jeremy

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Raviepoo specializes in hospice.

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Yes, of course you should keep looking for another job. There are places that will hire you as a newly licensed LVN with no experience. Turn over every rock until you find one.

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CrunchRN has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Clinical Research, Outpt Women's Health.

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You are always more attractive to prospective employers if you already have a job. Keep looking though in your time off.

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Thanks guys. I will, then. I'm just reluctant because of the saturation of LVN's (nurses, in general) within my area.

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