How to get LPN experience?

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    I graduated in May 2013, passed my LPN boards in Sept. 2013 & have actively been seeking employment since. I have prior medical office experience working in a laboratory, and I worked as a CNA for about a year. I thought my resume was good.
    How do I take anything for experience if anything isn’t even available. I live on Long Island, NY. LPN’s are not usually hired in hospitals, but LTC/ & rehab facilities, which is fine for me, except, not even one interview! Should I take additional classes to be more marketable? I have applied to be an independent medicaid provider because I feel I should be doing something.
    I do not know if I will bridge over because I have two children who will be attending college in the fall; and I want to be an LPN. (A working LPN)!!
    Any suggestions would be appreciated! Especially, my fellow Long Islanders! Thank you……


    You probably won’t qualify for most of these, but here is a list of 158 LPN jobs in the Long Island area.,-NY-jobs.html

    I’m afraid LPNs are going the way of the dodo bird, but that goes in cycles, so hopefully you can find your first job and get some much needed experience. Good luck.

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    Nurse Cruz

    I graduated in 2010 as an LPN and I put my resume online to see if I would get picked up. I checked everyday and even went to facilities personally to drop off a resume. It’s nice to see a face with the application they saw online. I luckily got hired on as a float with a hospital in which I gained experience in different units. It’s true they have begun weeding out LPNs but if you can get your foot in the door then it’s time for you to shine. I’m bridging over just so I won’t end up with a pink slip if you know what I mean. Good luck on your future and hopefully you get that call.

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    I heard just like nursecruz has said from other nurses/teachers..GO IN PERSON to different hospitals,LTC,rehab centers,etc.Fill out an online application,then go in person!

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