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This is a discussion on NP unable to find job...looking for RN job but having interview difficulty! in Advanced Practice Nursing ... Hello friends! I am having a bit of a predicament. I have recently graduated from a NP program but...by qwerty17 Nov 8, '12Hello friends! I am having a bit of a predicament. I have recently graduated from a NP program but am having a difficult time finding a job (not a surprise I am hearing). I am now trying to work as an RN in my area of specialty but because I have a masters/NP license, I really don't know how to present myself? Any ideas? Will they think that I am not 100% invested because I will just up and leave when I get a NP job?
I don't want them to think that my interview is a waste of their time and I would solidly work as a RN for at least a year until I find a NP job but how to make that not sound horrible? Thanks in advance for your help and advice :-)
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- Nov 8, '12 by nitasarnThis is tough, because they know if you find something your probably going to leave. So are you working as a nurse now? Just keep trying
- Dec 9, '12 by aggie313qwerty17
Can I ask which NP track you are in?
- Dec 9, '12 by traumaRUsWhat about contacting your states APN organization? Are you able to move?
- Dec 12, '12 by NJnewRNHmm...what about per diem for the time being? I mean you could still leave, but I feel that per diem has less obligations? I'm sure plenty of NP's work per diem every once in a while. You could say, I want to keep up with my RN skills. I believe that is more believable. Perhaps you can pick up as many shifts until that job comes a long. Not too much would be invested if and when you decide to leave. Good Luck.
- Dec 12, '12 by NPjhI have heard of different places starting some NPs out as RNs and transitioning them after a certain amount of time/experience. Maybe you could suggest something like that.