hello to you all!
i have posted some on here, i don't know if this is the best place for the following post:
i graduated in dec. 08 and i didn't pass the boards the first go around and so, my job was not held for me. which means i am stuck as a sec/tech in the er i work as a prn person. everyday is a struggle for me. i know that there are literally hundreds if not thousands of new grad rn's that are in the same situation as me - no new grad jobs.
i hate it when the interviewers say " so you have no experience". this is where i say "yes i do - i work as a tech at a local er for 2 years, i had my preceptorship in the icu where i excelled, and i am fluent in spanish."
interviewer: "but no experience as a nurse"
and so i breakdown later. unfortunately, i thought my family didn't think anything of it - my mom works as a tech in the med-surg floor upstairs from me. yesterday, she was so upset i thought uh-oh, menopause alert! but actually, she told me she was upset i was a tech, "you're a nurse working as a tech. why did you through all those days not sleeping, studying, working - life stinks"
and i agree with my mom. only some days. then there's days where i appreciate being able to pick my own hours as prn. then i remember how i got stuck with a 2 grand er bill b/c i have no benefits (on top of student loans). or the days i can observe the nurses how they handle everyday life in the er.
... i got way off track. my original post wanted to ask anyone with any wisdom to share with me - what to do in the meantime. seems like it may be a year or more before i get a job. i already feel like i'm losing skills. i know i should be really applying and re-applying and following up for jobs, but honestly, i'm tired of it and whenever the jobs come they'll come. not to say i'm not bursting inside at how frustrated i am.
what to do in the meantime???? (*thanks :d )