Quote from angelrn0127
I usually do not get replies either when I apply. The ones that do respond and set up interviews, I usually never hear from after the interview. I know companies are not suppose to discriminate, but I think when they find out I am 60 years old, they reject me for someone younger. I have not worked hands on care since 2004, but I have been a Case Manager for many years. I can't even find a job in my field, or any other nursing job.
I personally think I'm rejected due to the length of time I've now been out of school despite now being in an RN to BSN program. I've also had a few people tell me that perhaps the school I received my ADN from is the problem, which I find hard to believe since I know of many graduates who have not had nearly my trouble in finding a job. I've had many suggest LTC, but I know in my heart of hearts that I hate LTC. Why work someplace you hate? Yes, it's a paycheck, but I have a hard time justifying to myself to do the "take whatever you can get" mindset. That's part of what got me into this job situation in the first place. Taking just anything, especially something you hate doing is not good advice imho.
I keep trying even though. I'm not hoping for my dream job, just a hospital one. I'm not naive enough to think I'll get into a specialty after that dream was dashed before it ever really took off. I'm just looking for a hospital position in a place where there is room and encouragement for learning and advancement in the profession.