Has anyone been turned down by a hospital nurse recruiter because you work in a long term care (LTC) facility (not an Acute experience)? Also, has anyone been told by a nurse recruiter that you might not be eligible to apply as a newly RN grad anymore because you are currently working at LTC? Or been told that you might not be eligible for the Versant Program because by the next hiring date (assuming feb 2010), it will be past 12 months from your graduation date from nursing school (a program criteria)?
The reason why I am asking is because I had this experience with a nurse recruiter and its really frustrating. I really wanted to work in a hospital setting. The problem is that they wanted experience nurses only. For new grads, they have these criterias which makes it hard for some of us, who have no choice but to work in LTC so that we can pay the bills, to set our foot into their doors.
Please share your experiences.
extemely angry, rude, childish....not me. please...my blood pressure has not increased in any way; and never will from a thread/post. now...check your blood pressure because no one is "breathing down my back" while i'm at work...
as i initially stated, you did not read my post properly.
"my god" ...interesting...you elaborate more (or should i be more to the point and state....you more clearly state...) on what you truly meant in regards to your initial response. had you elaborated appropriately initially, your post would have made more sense. your explanation now in no way compares to your previous posts. whose fault is that?
try to refrain from referring to others as rude or childish. my comment/response was based upon the initial thread followed by your post---and nothing else. let me also state, my inital post was positive in that i was letting all new grads realize that working in ltc was not a negative if they worked the position to their benefit...skilled facility working with trach/vent residents.
i was not the first to use the term "seasoned" within a post for this thread. additionally, i was definitely not the individual who used the "very mature" term "screwed" in a post either.
again, my response was intended to let new grads working in ltc know that ltc can work to their benefit. do not be too eager to make a comment/post a thread when you are not thoroughly reading what is put before you.
new grads....ltc is not a negative way to start your career. while others may not be positive about it, keep in mind that there are areas within ltc that can be used to your own benefit in order to boost your experience level before you move on to a hospital/acute care facility. a skilled nursing facility with a trach/vent unit can and will help your career tremendously... also, do not let the negative experiences of others deter you in what you need to/have to do. again, my suggestion is simple: in regards to ltc for a new grad, go the route of a trach/vent unit at a skilled facility to get experience under your belt.... this is the point that i was attempting to make in my previous posts.
Last edit by smn2010 on Oct 19, '09