I graduated back in December of 2011 with my ADN and started working as a home health nurse in February of 2012. I am frustrated because this is not the job I envisioned for myself. I thought that with this experience it would look good on a resume when I applied to hospitals but apparently not because it is not considered bed-side. I also started back in school to get my BSN last month but now I am starting to feel that it may be a wasted effort as I have read other posts :/ I have applied to hundreds of jobs on the Banner website (as well as others) since I received my license in January to no avail and I am starting to feel nauseated about what my future holds in this career. I love being a nurse but I want a chance to showcase my skills/knowledge and I feel I am not even being given a fair chance. Is anyone else experiencing this or is it just me? Is Banner planning on hiring external new grads soon? I just need a little guidance or some inside info...
Sep 24, '12
I was just hired at a Banner hospital, as an external applicant with an ADN from December 2011. I have been working the past 7 months in outpatient women's health/surgery and am in a RN-BSN program, so I think those things helped.
eta: tell EVERYONE you know you are looking for hospital work. It may be coincidence, but I received my interview 4 days after I told someone, who knew someone, who knew someone etc etc, who works there.
Last edit by fromtheseaRN on Sep 24, '12
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