I worked on a Cardiac PCU/Tele (night shift) for alittle over 6 months directly after graduating. It was at a hospital that did not offer good pay or benefits. I was offered a position at a SNF facility with a much higher pay rate on day shift closer to home. I have always wanted to work as a travel nurse but really need to get back into the hospital to do that. I have applied at three hospitals within 45 min of my home and my application has not been considered. I am applying for med/surg positions. I feel like I am not stuck in SNF/LTC... What can I do to get back in the hospital....
Aug 2, '12
Highlight all you do at a SNF that could transfer to a hospital. SNF nurses have to have good assessment skills and be able to multi task with a heavy pt loads. Sell yourself! Get ACLS, PALS. Take a Med/surg course. Show you really want this..
Take your resume straight to the manager on the floor, introduce yourself and hand them your resume.
Aug 3, '12
Thanks so much for your response. I was getting so discouraged because my applications were not even being considered but I got the chance to speak with a recruiter for a hospital about 30min away this morning. She seemed very interested and I am going to meet her Monday morning
Aug 4, '12
Oh good luck! How did it go?
Aug 7, '12
I got the job
It is certainly not the pay that I make in LTC but the benefits are really great so I start in one week.
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