I am a new grad (less than one year of experience) applying for a per diem position at a clinic that mainly provides abortion services. I personally do not have an issue with working at such a clinic, however, I'm worried that future employers with religious affiliations would look negatively at this experience and disqualify me from the application process. Am I being paranoid or would employers disqualify me for having experience at a facility that is not in line with their mission, vision, and values? Any advice would be greatly appreciated!
Oct 19, '12
And at other places, it would move you to the top of the stack. Some of us respect reproductive rights and people who value them, provide them, and fight to protect them.
Last edit by TheCommuter on Oct 20, '12
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Oct 23, '12
I graduated last December and started working per diem in abortion services. My pre-op, conscious sedation, and post op experience there got me a job in a hospital last month. However, in all honesty it depends on what nurse manager is looking at your resume. I spoke with one from a non-religious hospital who said she frowned upon it, and then I spoke with a L&D manager from a catholic hospital who said if she had an opening she would hire me in a heart beat.
I think especially in this market, experience is experience. Having pre-op and post-op skills is a huge plus, and if you want to get into an ED, having conscious sedation experience will give you a leg up.
Last edit by fromtheseaRN on Oct 23, '12
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