First off, hi everyone. This is my first post on this site.
So this is my situation. I graduated and obtained my RN license June 2011. When I graduated, I was 5 months prego with twins. So my husband and I, then made a decision that I would stay at home until my girls are atleast a year old, then look into daycare. However, Im at the point where Im having a bit of cabin fever, missing that adult interaction, and wanting to put my skills to use. (I worked as a LPN for about 3 years before graduating). Im also very worried the more this gap of unemployment grows, the harder it will be to get a job in a hospital. I've been applying to so many places and am not getting a single response. Any HR nurses able to chime in? Is this really effecting me or am I over thinking it? I am doing my RN BSN completion program that is starting in a couple months. If I stay unemployed until I finish the BSN program (1 yr) , will the fact that I have not put my license to use immediatley after graduation be unimportant then? I love being at home and watch my girls grow, but I feel like I need to put my license to use or I will never get a job in a hospital or get that demanding fellowship in the critical areas. Im a bit torn.
Also, I added the reason why I did not work in my cover letter, "being the primary caretaker of my twins until 6 months of age", is this information too personal and should be kept out?