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- by scrscr Dec 13, '11Right after nursing school I worked for 6 months in a busy community hospital in NY. I was not happy there, the nurses were not supportive of me and I was so nervous about doing something wrong I would feel physically sick before every shift.I was also going through a very hard time, new job, I had just gotten married and was pregnant and my father passed away during that time. At the end of my 6th month of working in the hospital night shift, I went into preterm labor and I had to go on bedrest for the remainder of my pregnancy. After I gave birth I had bad associations with working in the hospital and I did not go back. I am now working in homecare for the past year. I really want to go back to the hospital now, I feel that I should have pushed myself to return to work and I regret leaving. Am I stuck in homecare? Would potential employers be interested in why I left? Should I tell them the truth? Or does it make me look weak? Should I call my old nurse manager and beg for a job? Does 6 months of hospital work count as expereince? Please respond, I feel worried about this and the future of my carear. Any thoughts would really be appreciated. Thank you.
- Dec 14, '11 by caliotter3Be positive about what you want to do. Call your old manager. You are more likely to be able to get back there than at a new place, that is, unless you feel there was something substantial keeping you from adapting to that place. However, from your post, I get that you were influenced by things that had nothing to do with the job. Physically healthy and with a good outlook, you should be able to approach the job with a good shot at being successful. Explain to your old boss that things are different now and you would like another chance. If that does not work out, then you might want to have a slightly different version for other interviews. No, there is no reason why you should be stuck in home health any more than another area. Just be persistent and you can find a new place where you can flourish. Good luck.