I'm starting to think they lied to us about the nursing shortage. Have you ever met that nurse who really should not be working with people....EVER! So why can't I find a job, why can't I have her job? I'm smart....I love people....I am generally loved by my patients. Why am I still unemployed? I haven't gotten a SINGLE phone call, except from "Liberty National Insurance" trying to recruit me as a sales associate. Really???!!.....I went to school and earned my initials....RN. I don't want to sell anything ever again...I want to care for people without having to meet monthly quota in order to feed my family.
Generally, I am a very positive person, but I feel useless and unneeded (if that's really a word). My husband's relocation with his work could not have come at a worse time. You see, I graduated from nursing school in December 2009, and we (my husband, 3 little girls, and myself) moved to the Huntsville, AL area immediately after. Which is in a different state....and a 6hr drive from our previous residence. I have ZERO contacts here. I have passed the NCLEX, received my AL license, but I can't even get a call back......and trust me, I think I have applied to every single listed RN position out there....including LTC.
I did well in school, received awards for clinical performance, was the leader of the Student Nurses Association, and NOTHING. One might think that I could at least get a phone call that says, "why are you interested in this position......could you come in for an interview". I know they have to train me......but I am trainable. PLEASE GOD..... I just want to be a NURSE!!!
Thanks for listening to me vent!
I feel a little better.
Jan 23, '10
I am willing to drive to Birmingham! I have actually applied at UAB and St Vincent's, but haven't heard a thing. I enjoyed my psych rotations in nursing school, so psychiatric nursing would surely be a place I could see myself working. Funny thing..... my husband is from Ireland, and both of his parents are psychiatric nurses Saint Ita's in Dublin, Ireland. haha...he can't get away! Seriously though....any help would be greatly appreciated!! Oh, and as of yesterday, I have signed up for classes to continue my education.
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