I've never posted on a forum before but have truly enjoyed the support from this website by reading posts! I recieved my RN licence in California in 2009 after looking for a job for 4 months and applying everywhere I did what many do an put in a year and a half at a skilled nursing facility. I loved working at a SNIF, but really my heart was/is set on acute care! So I looked for jobs once again all over California for hours stretching into months (where so many nurses have been and can feel my pain) until one day I broke and decided I will apply out of state. So I did and I applied everywhere.
Finally, after much more aggravation and finding many states in the same place as Ca; I GOT A JOB in South Florida in a med-surge position and An AWESOME NURSE SPECIALTY PROGRAM wow what a break I had you could imagine my excitement! Finally, I get to start my career I have worked so hard for! 3 months to prepare, Interview done, stuff packed and sold, 30 day notice for apt completed, job quit, florida license received a cost of $300 dollars when all said and done, dates for orientation, dates for start, preceptor in place, ACLS class in place, Basic Arrhythimias ect ect. Tickets paid for and in hand and ready to sign a lease the day I get there (June 20th) with a going away party of 50 people this weekend to boot!
Sadly, I am told today "I'm sorry we had budget cuts and the nurse specialty program has been placed on hold, I will send you a list of hospitals in the area if you still want to try and apply in Florida"
Wow..... my heart is broken, dreams smashed, hopelessness sets in and if I didn't feel shutdown and discouraged for the past two yrs I definatly am sure feeling it NOW
Thanks for listening,
not so sunnyrn11