I'm rambling I know but I'm between a rock and a hard place and I'm not quite sure where to go from here.
I've been doing private duty during my pregnancy. My patient I sat with regularly died so I've been working cases here and there to try to stay afloat since then, kind of like a transient, but I don't feel very secure doing this, and I guess it's just time to move on. I will deliver soon, I'm totally miserable but I realize I've got to think about getting another job.
I did home health for 8 months and I got to where I absolutely hated it. Hated it so bad when I got out of there I swore to get out of nursing. It's been four months and I don't feel so jaded now, but I'm not sure where to turn, either. I'm in a small town and the hospital and even the local nursing home is very clique-ish and only want certain kinds of people. So, it looks like I'll be driving regardless of what I do.
I've worked in either the nursing home or private duty most of my nursing career, but I'm wondering about hospital jobs now. I don't even want the "small-town" atmosphere where everybody knows your name. Just make me a number like everyone else, let me do my job and go home. I imagine this will mean traveling 60 miles to Nashville to do this, but at this point I'm not sure what else to do.
I just wonder what to expect going into a job interview
at one of the hospitals?
I would prefer short-term work, wonder if 13 week at a time jobs through a travel agency would be good for me? I'm not experienced in the hospital, but from what I hear people say the nursing home isn't a whole lot different than a med surg floor.
Or maybe I should just hop the next train out of town...