Agree. What do the state boards of nursing have to say about this? Are you not able to afford to pay the fees to get your license reactivated? I was wondering if that is what is standing in your way, other wise, it should be fairly easy to get accomplished. If you need money to get your license reinstated, can a family member loan you the cash till you are able to pay it back when you get a LPN job?
In the mean time, can you find a facility that will hire you as a CNA or personal care attendant until you get your LPN re-instated? (Some states might not allow you to hold a CNA license and a LPN license at the same time. Some states allow nurse aids to work at hospitals with out being CNAs. There are so many different rules about this that vary from state to state.)
Best of luck.