i could possibly have the worst work experience that exists. first of all i have none in a healthcare setting other than my clinicals (not even an externship!). the two years i spent in nursing school i applied for PCA, Nursing Assistant and Unit Secretary positions and a variety of hospitals and never got lucky enough to score the opportunity. The only work experience I have are from retail stores, 2 I had to quit because i started failing in school and 1 that i got terminated from without notice because a new manager came in while i was away for school. All these work experiences lasted less than 6 months and I'm embarrassed to even include them in my applications.
Some positive experiences: I've done a presentation at an Evidence-Based Research fair at the hospital where i did my clinicals and another presentation for change process to the Vice President of Clinical Services. I was also president of one of the largest and highly-respected student organizations on campus during which i was able to raise and donate $500 to a foundation and was awarded with a program award.
Presently I signed up to volunteer at a nearby hospital to perk up my resume. I'm thinking about picking up a non-licensed part-time job to help pass the time and hopefully perk up my resume too. I don't know I feel so hopeless, and extremely discouraged to even call and ask about my application. I could see everyone just look at it and say "are you kidding me?" Any advice or words of encouragement?