I had recently gone to an open interview, hoping to get into a better hospital. I have 4 years experience, total, was out 4 years to raise my little kids, and have been back to nursing, per diem for the past year.
It's rough out there! There were so many candidates in the auditorium. I work in Progressive Care now, with cardiac focus. I'm not in love with it, and wish I could move to another unit. Anyway, this interview was a rude awakening. It seems it's not enough to just have an RN at the end of your name anymore. They wanted to know if I was certified in oncology, or med-surg.
I am back in school online with a BSN degree as the main goal. Looks like after this, I'll need to certify myself somewhere. But from what I have seen, I can't even get into oncology if I wasn't certified. But get this, I can't get into the certification program unless I have oncology experience. So, I need a key to get in, but the key in inside?
Has anyone experienced anything like this?