I have decided that I wanted to become an emergency nurse d/t being a trauma pt 3 1/2 yrs ago :heartbeat. After the recovery I finished all the science classes and got into nursing school
. During nursing school I did everything I could to get the best grades and experiences. Graduated with BSN with honors, have BLS, ACLS, PALS certifications, worked as an RN intern in a local ED, where I also did my preceptorship. Wasn't able to get hired there due to the hire freeze in the hospital. I am now going to start a master's program in critical care/trauma this fall.
There are no new grad ED positions in NoCal and even if one pops up, there are 200 applicants jumping on it, and the position is probably given to someone who's been doing their internship there.
Now I feel like all the work I've done was for nothing, because I can't find a job.
I would really appreciate any feedback or insight into what to do.
Thank you :bowingpur
Jun 18, '09
thank you very much for the feedback
, that sucks... i had a similar situation where i was told that i have the job in the ed where i worked as an rn as soon as i graduate. well... i am still waiting, and it doesn't look promising
"i busted my butt in school to get good grades and work in a job that should help me get a job after i graduate but i was graduating in an in-demand field, so i shouldn't have any problems" - this is exactly how i feel and it's really frustrating :angryfire
, how do i go about looking for a job like that? also, would i be able to get it without "1 yr. med/surg experience". any pointers will be greatly appreciated
, thank you very much for the information. i will definitely look into it
Last edit by natalyk on Jun 18, '09