I need some advice. I am wondering what would make me more marketable to recruiters and nurse managers at hospitals? I graduated with my BSN in April 2008 and passed boards in Sep 2008. I know I waited a while but I already had a job lined up to start in May 2008 in Labor and Delivery. I did begin this job and resigned October 2008 due to the fact I married the "military". We ended up getting stationed overseas in Europe and I was extremely optomisitic about finding a job since there is a big Army hospital about an hour up the road with all specialties. Boi, should I have stayed for at least another six months
.Well after six or seven months of job hunting (at which point I was volunteering at the Women's Health Clinic), I ended up landing a job at the base education office. I know opposite from nursing but I looked at it as one more notch to add to my resume....a new experience
Well we are due to leave Europe in June to Alaska. Since being here I have kept up NRP,ACLS, and of course BLS. I have already obtained licensure by endorsement. I have been reviewing my Saunders Review like mad as well as any medication guides I can find. I have been applying to jobs even ones that state at least one year experience ( I am hoping they go out on a limb) but the job market for nursing in Alaska is tight, especially for new grads in Anchorage (where we will be living). I am about to start applying for LTC's, Rehab Centers, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Facilities because I am eager to gain experience..... Don't get me wrong......I have a great passion for pregnant women and the up and down stress of Labor and Delivery ( I trained on day shift so NEVER a DULL MOMENT; Matter of fact I barely saw breakfast or lunch).......
I am just wondering what I should do? I have been looking for advice here but it seems its just scaring me more to know that I will be overlooked for fresh shiny new graduates and that I will ultimately be in LIMBO.......
Any suggestions, advice, or words of encouragement would be highly favored !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!