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Would you consider your time In LPN school as experience?

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I don't have any type of medical background besides for working at a McDonald's for a year and a few months. I graduated in December and I got my license in April and I'm in desperate need of a job but a lot of these places require multiple years of experience in which I do not have. ( I'm also completely terrified of even thinking about working. How did you get over your fear of getting your first job?) Would you consider the one year of LPN school as experience?

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Experience refers to time spent working as a licensed nurse. School clinicals do not count as experience. If all the jobs are requiring experience, you have 2 options: apply anyway and see if anything happens, or broaden your search to other types of nursing or other areas beyond where you're looking now.

If the thought of working terrifies you, it may be beneficial to speak with someone about your fears.

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Nope. You weren't a LICENSED LPN. That's the experience they're looking for. Clinical time is expected of a new grad and doesn't count, unfortunately. Someone will give you chance!

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Look for new grad positions. If you haven't already, make an Indeed profile and search there. Be open to working anywhere; it still counts as experience.

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Experience is experience in my opinion, if you were working to the capacity of a nurse then I would say it is relevant. When I graduated I applied for every job posting even if it required multiple years experience. My resume at the time consisted only of my clinical rotations which I would clearly state the hours completed and the tasks preformed, always listing that you were shadowed by a Registered Practical Nurse/ Registered Nurse.

As for fear of working, its always there in the back of your mind whether you are starting out, or 20 years deep. If you care about what you are doing in my opinion it will affect you one way or another. Simply do your best and always seek out educational opportunities whether that being obtaining new skills or learning further health teaching.

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No, I didnt learni anything in school from my opinion.i didnt learn until I actually got out and started working

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