A great start to becomming an LPN is to hold a position as a CNA in a nursing home or hospital, so upon graduating you are guaranteed a position as a graduate practicing nurse for 90 days. I spent my entire 90 days absorbing every piece of information that I could before I took my state board. I volunteered for any hands on experience, and at the end of the day I went home and studied the disc of questions to prepare for my state test. I took all of this info with me and passed the test the first time and moved into my LPN position where I continued to learn about the good and the bad side of being a nurse. I left the bad side at that place and took the good that I learned and moved on. I startd working with critically ill babies and now my list of experiences is very long and marketable. I'll close with this, anyone who has gone from beginning to the end and passed the state board and is now an LPN, don't let your pride stop you, wherever you must start at this point-do it-get out there and let your experience be your best teacher and life will treat you very fair in the end.