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Joined Apr 14, '11 - from 'PA'. MAtoBSN is a N Supervisor - SNF/Rehab/LTC. She has '15' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'SNF/Rehab. Pediatrics. OBGYN.'. Posts: 94 (22% Liked) Likes: 39

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  • Apr 9

    I just saw this the other day, I hope it helps...

    "Your value does not decrease based on someone's inability to see your worth."

    This totally put things into perspective for me as I'm coming off orientation at a new job and the anxiety comes often! Good luck. If its too toxic to take, hit the road. You have some great experience under your belt now, you'll find something!

  • Jan 14

    Quote from rndavu
    I'm in this position now. 3 years out of work and wondering if I'll ever work as a nurse again. I just started classes yesterday to obtain my BSN. I hope and pray that will open doors. I'm emotionally drained as well, and the fear is there about starting over again. Not a single call from hundreds of applications in the last 3 years. Heartbreaking.
    Same here. Not one call with hundreds of apps sent out since about fall of 2012. I work on a SNF/rehab floor of a LTC facility but Im miserable there because I have wanted to be a L& D nurse since I was a teenager (im 37). I have my BSN and 2.5 years of experience and I get ZERO calls...not one interview other than the one for my current job. Everyone I went to school with is in acute care. Its nauseating. I have done everything you can think of to find a job in a hospital. I'm so discouraged, it's disgusting. Something has got to give. This post made me feel better, I just can't take much more of this. I do enjoy my life with my husband and children but this feeling of inadequacy is always there. And it's a slap in the face when other nurses are taking about their jobs. I can't bring myself to feel happy for them. All I can do is wait with fingers crossed... Which ive been doing for three years!!

  • Sep 13 '15

    "I feel every shift that doesn't end in me strangling a random administrator is a day I've gone above and beyond."

    I'm dying! Lol!! I always say, it's a good thing I'm on night shift because I would be fired if I had to deal with our 26 yr old Barbie doll administrator every day! Ugh!!

  • May 20 '15

    Good idea. Will do. And I'll be reading every thread on AN!!

  • May 20 '15

    Ok, I need to calm down lol! So I don't know if its that I finally put something out there, as in posting my job woes out to the universe, BUT I just got a call from my absolute favorite hospital where I did several clinicals in nursing school, and I have a phone interview on Thursday! I know that its no promise of a job, but I'm closer than I've ever been! I will keep everyone posted!! 😁😁 Fingers crossed!

  • May 17 '15

    Isn't it awful?! I am growing more and more miserable by the minute at my current job. I feel like a failure when I know deep down that I most certaintly am not!! Being so let down and feeling not "good enough" all the time has affected me in so many ways, and starting to affect my relationships with some of my coworkers because I'm so miserable. I do try and stay positive most days but its REALLY HARD. Im reaching out to more people who work in hospitals now. So far it has done nothing but I just keep swimming! What choice do I have, right?! I'm always tempted to post something on Facebook publicly because I'm sure there's got to be someone out there who has no idea what I'm going through and could maybe help if they knew, but its so embarrassing to publicly air my failures for all to see. I'll keep everyone updated if and when something finally gives and GOOD LUCK to all my amazing, hard working fellow nurses with this same struggle. So happy I can vent on this forum to the right people!

  • May 8 '15

    Also, even if you go for the BSN straight through, there's a good chance you'll be starting out in LTC/rehab anyway. That's what myself and a lot of my classmates had to do because hospitals don't want anyone with no experience...including BSNs!

  • May 8 '15

    I would, if you can, start taking your pre-reqs like your english, math, electives, psych/soc etc now. Do one or two of those at a time if you have to before your child is 3 so you have those out of the way. I went straight for the BSN but I already had all those courses out of the way from a decade before so that made it a lot easier. Honestly, if I had to do it again, I might have done the ADN first - its usually cheaper because they are offered at community colleges an such, and I could have gotten my early experience out of the way while working on the BSN. BUT... I will say that I see some coworkers juggling school and a nursing job and that's not easy either. So its really whatever works best for you. You can get a job in LTC or rehab/SNF with the ADN which is great experience and then move on to critical care once your have the BSN and experience. Regardless of what you choose, I highly recommend getting those englishes and stuff out of the way now. You'll thank yourself later! Good luck!

  • May 8 '15

    I would, if you can, start taking your pre-reqs like your english, math, electives, psych/soc etc now. Do one or two of those at a time if you have to before your child is 3 so you have those out of the way. I went straight for the BSN but I already had all those courses out of the way from a decade before so that made it a lot easier. Honestly, if I had to do it again, I might have done the ADN first - its usually cheaper because they are offered at community colleges an such, and I could have gotten my early experience out of the way while working on the BSN. BUT... I will say that I see some coworkers juggling school and a nursing job and that's not easy either. So its really whatever works best for you. You can get a job in LTC or rehab/SNF with the ADN which is great experience and then move on to critical care once your have the BSN and experience. Regardless of what you choose, I highly recommend getting those englishes and stuff out of the way now. You'll thank yourself later! Good luck!

  • May 5 '15

    I was a Medical Assistant for 13 years, got my BSN, RN in December 2012. Live in Philadelphia suburbs and CANNOT GET INTO A HOSPITAL TO SAVE MY LIFE!!! I'm at such a loss. I'm miserable at my current job (Nursing Home on SNF/Rehab floor) because I'm wasting my time, my skills and my sanity feeling like I'll never live up to my potential and become what I've always dreamt of being. Can't think of any reasons why, as I'm seeing almost every single one of my peers - education, age, gender, (some with less experience!) etc - getting hospital jobs. My resume is great. I am complimented and respected at my current job on my skills and knowledge. Im a hard worker and passionate about nursing. What gives? I don't even get calls for interviews and then I see another new(er) nurse getting hired somewhere else. I sound pathetic, I'm sure but I'm really questioning what is going on! Some of my old nursing school buddies are moving on to MSN programs and I dont even have any acute care experience yet. This is ridiculous. Help!!



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