Hello! My name is Nicole. I recently graduated in May 2012 with my ADN. I took my boards & passed. I've been apply for jobs since Feb 2012. I don't really have any previous healthcare experience prior to nursing school. I've been very active in my school's chapter of SNA & was even the vice president for the last semester of school. I've put out at least 85+ apps and haven't had much luck. I've applied in hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and a hospice house. I guess I'm just feeling a little discouraged & I know that its tough right now for everyone. I joined the site because I wanted some support, advice and mentor-ship from fellow nurses. I feel weird even calling myself a nurse because I'm not working as a nurse. Thanks everyone for being so helpful and your support.
Glad to see you here. You have come to the right place. Here you will find many friends, an ear to hear your vents, you can learn from others and I am sure others will learn from you. We all have something different that we bring with us here. I want to tell you to hang in there. The right job is out there for you and it sounds like you are working hard to try to get it. Gitano, RN had some great advice. Check out thd job forums here. Wishing you luck on the job hunt and a huge congrats on your accomplishments.
Your hard work will pay off.
Last edit by nursefrances on Jul 2, '12
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