Can someone please explain the rationale for not hiring ready, willing, and able new grad RNs over the age of 60? I actually had a verbal offer for one lousy LTC shift a week and since being fingerprinted (where you have to put your birthday on the form) for the background check, haven't heard a peep AND the recruiter will not return calls from voice mail messages. Most people say I look 10-15 years younger than I am so maybe it's a BIG shock to see my age. I know there is nothing negative on my background file, I've been cleared numerous times in the past years for everything from clinicals to volunteer activites, so that can't possibly be the reason for the apparent change of heart. I really hadn't planned to retire and I'm not senile and decrepit.
It is so unfair to work hard for 4 years, achieve good grades, and eagerly anticipate practice only to be ignored, rejected, and cold-heartedly dismissed.