Im so confused!

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    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?
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    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?

    ABSOLUTELY leave that out...that is information that an employer cannot legally ask you and you have volunteered the information up front. This is possibly the bigger reason you aren't getting call backs over your employment lapse. In this market a prospective employer will see that and say "new mom of twins. Probably putting the kids in day care = 2x the amount of absences for 2x the amount of illness....PASS!"
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    Might want to post this elsewhere on the site so more people will get a chance to see and respond. I would not put any family planning info in a letter concerning employment. Your cover letter should address why you should be hired to work at that place of employment. Your family situation will only cause your paperwork to be put into the negative response pile.
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    Thank you, very good point! I am removing this statement. Although, as of today, I have been offered a job! Hooray!
    Enthused RN likes this.
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    That is wonderful,K !
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    Well, are in order~~!
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    Congrats! What unit/specialty did you get on?


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