I have been working as a nurse assistant since my second semester as a nursing student. I graduated in January of 2011 and haven't been able to get a job at my facility. Working as NA when you are an RN is extremely hard, I felt like I wasn't learning anymore and wasn't growing anymore at my job. My manager went on to hire 6 new grads and not me. I finally quit which was a painful decision, but I can't take it anymore. I am a good CNA and do work that is comparable to any one else, but I don't suck up to manager. I was wondering if anyone else has had a similar experience?
I knew of several people who had done this. They didn't get hired either. However no matter who in admin or nursing staff they talked to, they were always led to believe that when a position opened once they became RNs, they would be given an interview, and were told in all reviews that they were excellent employees.
I don't keep in touch with classmates anymore, but, right at the beginning 6 months or so after licensure, I heard this was happening to nearly all of them who worked.
Cheap and dirty trick, that is. Who wouldn't want a RN student who works harder, and strives to make a great impression in hopes of an RN job over someone else for that thankless job.
Last edit by netglow on Nov 5, '11