New LVN Grads...where to work?!?!?! NO EXPERIENCE

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ERIKA Billian in Copperas Cove, Texas

30 months ago

Give me a chance already! in San Antonio, Texas said: I am having the same experience! However, I finally got hired on at a temp service in San Antonio only to have them call me and when the calling professional learns I have no experienceGHV, she tells me she can't use me!!!! REALLY!!! I have applied and reapplied to places with no success! What are we to do??

have you found a job in SA yet!?!?! AIRFORCE VILLAGE WILL HIRE NEW GRADS!!! AND THERES TWO LOCATIONS. PAY IS DECENT. AROUND 17/HR. GOOD LUCK!!!!

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tamaraval in Long Beach, California

29 months ago

frustrated in Norco, California said: I am a newly licensed LVN with CPR certifications, IV therapy and blood withdrawal certified as well. Been searching for a job for months now and I'm finding that there are plenty of jobs available but everyone wants at least 1 year of experience. How is a new LVN supposed to find a job? LVNs out there, please share how to get past this hurdle. Thanks

Hi..I am in the same predicament ...I am soo frustrated..where can I go in the cali Long beach area? i challenged the boards as an RN drop out.

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Unemployed in Oceanside, California

29 months ago

I am in the same boat. Graduated and got my license this year with IV theraphy and blood withdrawal certification as well. I am on my wits end, been applying and sending resumes for 6months now. Besides from being aggressive, is there anything else New grads can do to get hired???

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sukhraj in San Jose, California

27 months ago

I got my licence in july 2009,and i applied every nursing home, but no luck.Eventhough i have patient care experience over 8 years in acute care hospital......I am so frustrated,and do not know where to get experience......

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K.Gonzalez in Los Angeles, California

27 months ago

This is very sad, I'm actually looking to go into Nursing but as I can see the job market is very bad in every profession :(

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TTastic in Laguna Hills, California

27 months ago

sukhraj in San Jose, California said: I got my licence in july 2009,and i applied every nursing home, but no luck.Eventhough i have patient care experience over 8 years in acute care hospital......I am so frustrated,and do not know where to get experience......

How did you get 8 years experence in acute care?

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vndawn in Mesquite, Texas

26 months ago

Yes. Who hires in dallas? If you don't have experience as an LVN, no one calls when you apply for a job. Very discouraged.

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rose in Fontana, California

26 months ago

tamaraval in Long Beach, California said: I finally got into Kaiser as a clinic nurse

Ive being trying to get a job at Kaiser...any advice you can give me

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lielite in Newark, New Jersey

26 months ago

NURSING (LPN RN) WAGES AND CONDITIONS IN NORTH CAROLINA ARE PATHETIIIICC!!!! TRY $14.-17. AN HOUR..WTF??!!

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billyinSA in San Antonio, Texas

26 months ago

Got a job in San Antonio after putting in 45 resumes over a 2 week period. Hang in there, you'll get that call.

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NewGrad in Los Angeles, California

26 months ago

vndawn in Mesquite, Texas said: Yes. Who hires in dallas? If you don't have experience as an LVN, no one calls when you apply for a job. Very discouraged.

How was the process? Kaiser contacted me for a an LVN assessment and I am unsure of how the process goes. After many, many times of applying I was sure happy they contacted me.

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Lvn New Grad in Fontana, California

24 months ago

I have been applying for kaiser but they keep rejecting me due to lack of experience. Anyone have any advice I have been applying online should I go in person to human resources and apply?

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Advice in Corona, California

24 months ago

Hello everyone,

It feels good to be able to post in this thread considering that I actually started this thread 1 year ago. I have been working for a year now and found a job not too long after posting this. I currently work as a Hospice Nurse. Along with visiting patients in our census I also visit Internal Medicine Drs and provide Hospice Education. I personally love my job, and being that I've been able to work with a lot of Doctors and hospitals/offices, I've built a great personal network. Although I love my job right now, I do have the freedom to leave at any time due to the relationships I've made through office visits, hospital visits, and SNF visits.

I'd advise you all to look into hospice as most hospice companies will give new grads a chance, from there you build your connections and grow from there. Good luck and best wishes.

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Daffini in San Antonio, Texas

23 months ago

Seriously having the same problem as all the other new nurses. I can not find a job as nurse. I have 10 years experience in the medical field, as a CNA, Med Aide, Medical Office Specialist and Medical Assistant. I'm currently working for a company as a medical assistant but am feeling over worked and under paid. Although I do nursing responsibilities the company won't recognize my title or pay because they only hire MA's or RN's and I on the other hand am an LVN. I'm submitting at least 5 applications daily and faxing dozens of resumes daily. Any advice????

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Lvn New Grad in Fontana, California

23 months ago

I find postings for Lvn jobs however they want experience. Why don't they give us a chance to acquire experience. I'm a new grad. Cmon i'm a clean slate no bad habits, mold me into the nurse you want me to be but give me the chance.

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discouraged in Palmdale, California

23 months ago

I can totally relate to all of you. I've been licensed for over a year and I can not find a job either. I got all the way to the interview at Kaiser, and the manager even told me I was the best person she interviewed but because I didn't have experience she could not hire me. I was devastated. I have probably applied to and submitted over 100 resumes. I'm at the point where I feel like I wasted my time and effort and should just change professions.

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LVN Grad in San Jacinto, California

21 months ago

Hello "Advice in Corona"

I am happy to hear a fellow LVN has found a job and is happy. Your post is encouraging. I recently acquired my LVN license and feel exactly like you did 15 months ago. If you wouldn't mind passing on the name of your hospice company I would be oh so grateful (lruizlvn@yahoo.com) I am not too far from Corona. I wish you continued joy and many blessing in your profession.

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Daffini

21 months ago

Good news! Found a job, hospice nursing but very true they are willing to accept new grads and teach us! Love it, hang in there new nurses :)

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vc6916 in San Antonio, Texas

21 months ago

Daffini said: Good news! Found a job, hospice nursing but very true they are willing to accept new grads and teach us! Love it, hang in there new nurses :)

Hi daffini im having the same issue here in san antonio, can u please message me the name of the hospice place you got hired?! i would be eternal grateful.. my email is vivianavianey@gmail.com thanks

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vc6916 in San Antonio, Texas

21 months ago

billyinSA in San Antonio, Texas said: Got a job in San Antonio after putting in 45 resumes over a 2 week period. Hang in there, you'll get that call.

hi billy i have submitted at least 40 applications here in san antonio. can u please message me where you got hired? my email is vivianavianey@gmail.com thank you so much!!

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needing help in Huntington Beach, California

21 months ago

I live in the Long Beach/Los Angeles area and if anyone has any input on what hospice agencies or ANY place I can possibly put this LVN license to use please contact me. Thanks! belindalorn@gmail.com

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NEED HELP! in Victorville, California

19 months ago

I am having a hard time with finding a job. I have applied at over 100 jobs and no luck, they all want at least 1 year of experience. I have tried hospitals, convalescents, prisons, clinics and nothing. I'm starting to lose hope, I don't know where to turn or what to do. Does anyone have advice?

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lvn282012 in Hemet, California

19 months ago

Hello Advice in Corona.
I got my license on Jan 2012, but no one willing to hire a new grad. I applied all facilities in Riverside, Corona, Hemet, Escondino, and Vista. I got interview 3 weeks ago, but DSD told me even I passed the test and did very well in interview, but DON and administrator choose an experience LVN over me. I am about to give up this career. It was a fabricated from schools about nursing shortage so they can make money. Now I have to pay my loan but I don't have a job. Any suggestion, please advice. If you don't mind, please let me know the name of the hospice. I really appreciate it. My email is lvn282012@gmail.com. Thank you and God Bless.

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God willing in Perris, California

19 months ago

I am in the same boay as allof you. Everyone wants u to have expierence but how can I get it if u dont hire me? Duh! Is wat I wanna say to them when they call me for interviews. Please help me out with any hospice r doctor offices that r willing to hire. I will relocate and travel.

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God willing in Perris, California

19 months ago

Advice in Corona, California said: Hello everyone,

It feels good to be able to post in this thread considering that I actually started this thread 1 year ago. I have been working for a year now and found a job not too long after posting this. I currently work as a Hospice Nurse. Along with visiting patients in our census I also visit Internal Medicine Drs and provide Hospice Education . I personally love my job, and being that I've been able to work with a lot of Doctors and hospitals/offices, I've built a great personal network. Although I love my job right now, I do have the freedom to leave at any time due to the relationships I've made through office visits, hospital visits, and SNF visits.

I'd advise you all to look into hospice as most hospice companies will give new grads a chance, from there you build your connections and grow from there. Good luck and best wishes.

Please send me the name of your employer I am willing to travel and do wat ever it takes. My email address is quidaj@gmail.com Please feel free to contact with advice also thanks in advance...

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Daffini

19 months ago

Mollen immunization clinics are always looking for nurses. They hire new grads and the scheduling is flexible and a plus to that is also that you can use the "experience" on your resume. It's only seasonal but it's a great start :)

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missej82 in Moreno Valley, California

17 months ago

Don't take this the wrong way everyone..but It feels good to know I am not the only one feeling this way...I passed my state boards in 8/2012, and have applied all over the inland empire...and STILL nothing, I am having a melt down and I almost wished I would've never went to nursing school considering I have loans to pay back and nobody will give me the time of day. I feel worthless..smh!
my email is missej82@gmail.com for anyone who might have some good advice
God Bless!

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lvn2rn

17 months ago

@ missej82 I to know how u feel I have applied online, walk ins, referrals u name it and still nothing. I have tried the hospice, hospital, nursing homes, rehab, & home health. They all want u to have sum experience becuz its California law. So Idk how so of this nurses on the blog were able to get a job with out experience.I guess they were lucky. I did give up after being shut down for every job I applied for and went into business myself as a wellness coach. I look at it like this I'm still helping people and that was my ultimate goal so yay for me. I will be going back to school next year for my RN becuz LVN was a waste for me. I wish u all the best in ur job search in the IE. U should try looking all over CA because they r hiring if ur willing to relocate I wasn't becuz its the middle of school year for my kids. If u really want this keep going forward. Best of luck.

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Cerena in Moreno Valley, California

16 months ago

I have had my license since 8/2010. I have had plenty of interviews but I don't have experience. I stopped looking for a year because I had a child. I have been aggressively applying and submitting resumes as well as calling hospice and home health agencies within 100 miles from Moreno Valley. I have had no luck!! Does anyone have any leads or can help me out with a referral to get in? If so please email me at Cerena.cimu@gmail.com I really need help an appreciate anyone's information. Good luck to everyone else out there! I sure need it

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Hope this helps

16 months ago

Cerena in Moreno Valley, California said: I have had my license since 8/2010. I have had plenty of interviews but I don't have experience. I stopped looking for a year because I had a child. I have been aggressively applying and submitting resumes as well as calling hospice and home health agencies within 100 miles from Moreno Valley. I have had no luck!! Does anyone have any leads or can help me out with a referral to get in? If so please email me at Cerena.cimu@gmail.com I really need help an appreciate anyone's information. Good luck to everyone else out there! I sure need it

I would suggest you all to apply at convalescents. Go in w your resume in hand and if possible introduce yourself to the don and go from there. I've applied at hundreds of jobs and luckily after spending weeks/months of waiting I went to a convalescent, spoke to the don and had a interview the next week and an offer the following week. Good luck

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lvn in Fremont, California

16 months ago

Hope this helps said: I would suggest you all to apply at convalescents. Go in w your resume in hand and if possible introduce yourself to the don and go from there. I've applied at hundreds of jobs and luckily after spending weeks/months of waiting I went to a convalescent, spoke to the don and had a interview the next week and an offer the following week. Good luck

Daffini
4 months ago
Good news! Found a job, hospice nursing but very true they are willing to accept new grads and teach us! Love it, hang in there new nurses :)

please send me the name of the hospice company where you applied...I would greatly appreciate it... my email add is aprilgem07@yahoo.com...

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lvn need help in Fremont, California

16 months ago

"Advise in Corona"

Can you please message me the name of the hospice company I really need help. Thanks a lot. My e-mail add is aprilgem07@yahoo.com

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chiqui08

15 months ago

i was in the same position like most of u guys! the easier way is get somebody who knows somebody from any place u can wrk.. unfortunately influence counts a lot! i got a job in a home health because i knew somebody.. from that is was easy to get other jobs! so try to talk to people that u know theh can help u to get a job! and if u dont.. be aggresive and apply every single place, specially home health that dont need that much experience.. and if u go to apply to a facility, try to talk to the Don and dont be ashamed to look desperated.. (they usually like that because they will pay u little.. but take anything!! cus after the 1st chance.. ull b good to get any job that u want) good luck everybody :) dont give up! (Big plus if u speak spanish!.. dont forget to write that on ur resume!!)

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FeelbadforyouGuy in Victorville, California

15 months ago

You cant you are worthless. Unless you have 2 years of university you are considered nothing. That is how the world is right now. Kind of sad considering two years is the only thing good enough to get you minimum. If you are old enough I would reccomend you try to be a cop. If you still am not old enough wait till you are and become a cop. They do not always make you go to school even if the internet information says so it is all wrong. Cops also get schooling and get paid while going to training for the first months of the job. So I would reccomend this if you have not already think of it. They hire often. If not and you can drink at your age go for a bartending job.

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Nburnette in Palmdale, California

9 months ago

discouraged in Palmdale, California said: I can totally relate to all of you. I've been licensed for over a year and I can not find a job either. I got all the way to the interview at Kaiser , and the manager even told me I was the best person she interviewed but because I didn't have experience she could not hire me. I was devastated. I have probably applied to and submitted over 100 resumes. I'm at the point where I feel like I wasted my time and effort and should just change professions.

Did you ever land the job? I am in Lancaster and considering vocational nursing but it doesn't seem worth all the hassle.

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NurseJoe in San Diego, California

8 months ago

I am so sorry you are have difficulty finding jobs. I am a RN case manager here in San Diego. We would love to hire new grads! We find most new grads make exceptional home care nurses. However,the State of California has made almost impossible to hire anyone without one year experience. Please contact your state board, your state rep and anyone who can stop this
ridiculous requirement.

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shell_lvn in Fairfield, California

7 months ago

I'm having a difficult time finding an lvn job for a new grad in Solano and contra costa counties. Pls message me if you know anyone willing to hire new grads.. I have 3 years of acute care experience as a cna. Thanks!!

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dsidney136 in San Pedro, California

6 months ago

Hi guys! i am also an LVN looking to get hired in a nursing home or hospital but seems like this is out of the question!I am currently working as a home health nurse but at the rate of 15.75 an hour. I am also tired of looking and applying and never receiving an interview. I was looking into RN but my RN told me she was having a hard time getting a job as an RN. I also feel like this was a waste of time. If anyone is interested i can refer them to the home health agency i work for. Email me dsidney136@yahoo.com and if anyone knows where i can apply for nursing homes please let me know!

thank you!!!

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cd316 in Fontana, California

6 months ago

Cerena in Moreno Valley, California said: I have had my license since 8/2010. I have had plenty of interviews but I don't have experience. I stopped looking for a year because I had a child. I have been aggressively applying and submitting resumes as well as calling hospice and home health agencies within 100 miles from Moreno Valley. I have had no luck!! Does anyone have any leads or can help me out with a referral to get in? If so please email me at Cerena.cimu@gmail.com I really need help an appreciate anyone's information. Good luck to everyone else out there! I sure need it

Genus Home Care in Upland has a new grad program for LVNs

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lolewis in Fontana, California

5 months ago

Anyone have any updated info on getting hired as a new grad? Pls email me. Laurenlewis91@yahoo.com I am in so cal inland empire.

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Polter1 in Valencia, California

2 months ago

ERIKA Billian in Copperas Cove, Texas said: have you found a job in SA yet!?!?! AIRFORCE VILLAGE WILL HIRE NEW GRADS!!! AND THERES TWO LOCATIONS. PAY IS DECENT. AROUND 17/ HR . GOOD LUCK!!!!

Our company is hiring new LVN's with no experience necessary working from home. Email me your resume to Lisa.Geist@MDvantage.net

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Polter1 in Valencia, California

2 months ago

tamaraval in Long Beach, California said: Hi..I am in the same predicament ...I am soo frustrated..where can I go in the cali Long beach area? i challenged the boards as an RN drop out.

Our company is looking for LVN's with no experience necessary to work from home. Send me your resume. Lisa.Geist@MDVantage.net

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Polter1 in Valencia, California

2 months ago

Unemployed in Oceanside, California said: I am in the same boat. Graduated and got my license this year with IV theraphy and blood withdrawal certification as well. I am on my wits end, been applying and sending resumes for 6months now. Besides from being aggressive, is there anything else New grads can do to get hired???

Our company, MDVantage, is looking for nurses to work from home, no experience necessary. If you are interested, send your resume to me at Lisa.Geist@MDVantage.net.

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Polter1 in Valencia, California

2 months ago

cd316 in Fontana, California said: Genus Home Care in Upland has a new grad program for LVNs

Our company, MDVantage, is looking for nurses to work from home, no experience necessary. If you are interested, send your resume to me at Lisa.Geist@MDVantage.net.

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Polter1 in Valencia, California

2 months ago

shell_lvn in Fairfield, California said: I'm having a difficult time finding an lvn job for a new grad in Solano and contra costa counties. Pls message me if you know anyone willing to hire new grads.. I have 3 years of acute care experience as a cna . Thanks!!

Our company, MDVantage, is looking for nurses to work from home, no experience necessary. If you are interested, send your resume to me at Lisa.Geist@MDVantage.net.

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