Hi all. I would appreciate any tips in this area. I have been a RN in 2 LTC facilities. Our local hospital is having ad after ad for RNs. I interviewed 2 weeks ago and have never heard back...not even the no thank you letter. I feel as if my experience has been so limited. Basic pill pushing 101. I've also done trachs, t/f, and basic everyday things. You know post care hips etc. A lot of what I've done has been organizational and solid relationships with residents and their families. I need ideas from professionals in my area to help boost my skills/experience without being dishonest/exaggerating. I feel like I have lost a lot of things since nursing school
..sigh. I know I am a good nurse, very responsible and dependable, am respected by my coworkers.
I feel like I'm on a bad luck streak. I gave my 2 week notice to my employment from hell and ended up going PRN to keep myself from feeling over anxious about being unemployed. Gotta end those nightmares of wiping out my savings and living in my car.
My biggest detriment is that I have 5 children and my fiance works 2-10. That leaves my flexibility option limited to days or 8 hour nocs along with weekends. I offered to work 3 out of 4 weekends any shift and still did not get a response yet...ugh!! Now this last week they are advertising welcoming new grads and a training program for CCU. Where do they get off wanting a new grad in critcal care?? much less anywhere else. How do you compete with a new grads??
Any pointers would be appreciative as I've had the first interview of my 32 years without being offered a position and feeling let down (I'll get over that)!! Thanks.
May 20, '02
Well - here I am to help
I work with nurses and doctors, so on. It will my pleasure to help. send me your resume and I will revise and give tips if needed. I've been in allnurses.com
Last edit by sirI on Aug 5, '07