Other careers to consider?

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    Sadly, I'm nearing the 2 year anniversary of my nursing school graduation (9 of those months were spent living out of the country for my husbands job, so not actively seeking employment). I'm in San Diego and I've applied for all of the major hospitals new grad programs (though I am now ineligible for several of them since it's been over 15-18 months since graduation), every listing on Craigslist/Indeed/Monster/Career Builder that doesn't specifically state NO NEW GRADS, and countless "cold calls" to nursing homes, aesthetic businesses, physicians offices, etc.. I am enrolled in a BSN program but won't graduate until the summer. I also am not from San Diego so I don't really have any connections. I'm coming to the end of my emotional and financial rope. I need a job and I'm ready to look for outside of the traditional patient care nursing jobs.

    My mom is a research nurse and has suggested I look into that, but all of the jobs I've found require a bachelors and experience in research. I'd love to still be in a hospital, but I can accept not working in one. I do have some experience with medical records (but not coding) and accounts payable (for a healthcare facility). Honestly as much as I'd love my dream floor nursing job, I think I could also be pretty happy combining my past experience with my new education.

    So what other careers can a girl with an ADN (working towards a BSN) get into?
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    Get your MSN! I got accepted right after I finished my BSN, but had to turn it down.
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    Quote from Av03
    Get your MSN! I got accepted right after I finished my BSN, but had to turn it down.
    Honestly, I just hate to sink even more money into it! I really want/need to start earning money and stop spending it! I'd also be worried it would then "overqualify" me education wise and still leave me underqualified in actual experience.
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    You might want to look at some of the threads in the Nursing Career Advice forums. You might find some helpful advice from many others who have been in your shoes.

    Good luck!!
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    Quote from tnbutterfly
    You might want to look at some of the threads in the Nursing Career Advice forums. You might find some helpful advice from many others who have been in your shoes.

    Good luck!!
    Good idea! Thanks!
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    You are welcome.


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