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NP unable to find job...looking for RN job but having interview difficulty!

  1. 0 Hello 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 :-)
  2. 5 Comments

  3. Visit  nitasarn profile page
    #1 0
    This 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
  4. Visit  aggie313 profile page
    #2 0

    Can I ask which NP track you are in?
  5. Visit  traumaRUs profile page
    #3 0
    What about contacting your states APN organization? Are you able to move?
  6. Visit  NJnewRN profile page
    #4 0
    Hmm...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.
  7. Visit  NPjh profile page
    #5 0
    I 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.