The Resilient RN/New~Nurse

  1. I have been MIA, but God has been good!!

    After Passing My NCLEX-RN last month, I begain to miss my all-nurses friends. Proverbs & Tiff, and all others who was supporting me when I was losing hope!

    Now, I'm back and with a new mission, that's to find the perfect job for me!

    Does anybody have any tips with how to land the perfect position??? Let's talk!
    Last edit by TheRNJourney on Aug 25
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  2. 5 Comments

  3. by   Castiela
    Probably aim for a position first, gain experience, then work towards your goals/dream job
  4. by   LovingPeds
    Quote from TheRNJourney
    Does anybody have any tips with how to land the perfect position??? Let's talk!
    My advice is to be open to positions that you might not have considered before until you gain experience. When I graduated, I was dead set on ED/ICU (like a lot of grads). I had a quick 'in' with the pediatric department as the nurse educator thought I would fit well there. I took it. I never would have considered peds on my own and now I can't see myself any where else. Perfect positions in nursing are about being open to and recognizing opportunities, good use of networking skills, and the willingness to learn new things and experience new experiences. If you're on good terms with your instructors, see if they will be willing to offer letters of recommendation based on your clinical/educational experience with them. Some times, the perfect fit isn't immediate and it takes a few years to find your perfect position, but I firmly believe that all your experiences up to that point will have lead you there.

    Congratulations on passing NCLEX and best of luck.
  5. by   MLTtonursing
    I have not been on here for awhile and just wanted to say Congrats.
  6. by   TheRNJourney
    Hey hun,

    I haven't been on here either! But I thank you for the positive energy. This road was hard and crazy, and mind-melting lol. I am so thankful for everything God has done for me, and will be doing for me in the future of this success. I'm currently seeking out a position that fits me in the nursing world, and continually reading to stay abreast of all things nursing, and with medicine period, so that I am not behind on things when my orientation day arrives. I hope and pray you are doing well, and are getting ready to enjoy the holidays approaching!
  7. by   Been there,done that
    If god is so good... you should be asking him/ her. Nursing is an extremely difficult job. There is no perfect position... we sacrifice to take care of our patients every day. 35 years in.. work from home now..still have work nightmares. Best of luck with your search.

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