Latest Comments by MAtoBSN

Latest Comments by MAtoBSN

MAtoBSN, BSN 3,454 Views

Joined Apr 14, '11 - from 'PA'. MAtoBSN is a RN Staff Nurse - Ortho/Spine Med/Tele Unit. She has '17' year(s) of experience and specializes in 'Ortho/Spine, Telemetry, SNF/Rehab'. Posts: 94 (22% Liked) Likes: 39

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    Marisette likes this.

    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!

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    Thank you! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜

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    Yes, I understand that. My question was do you guys think its a good sign that he thanked me for a good interview, and that i did well compared to previous interviews with other candidates, or do they tend to tell people that they interviewed well at the end. I'm just trying to get a read on it. I know the process, i wouldn't get a job without meeting recruiters and management and interviewing in person!

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    Oh I hope so! I would still have to do an in person interview before being offered a position. Fingers crossed!!!

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    This afternoon I had a phone interview at a great hospital that I did several clinical rotations during nursing school. I have BSN, previously 13 years experience as a medical assistant and currently two years experience in subacute rehab/SNF and I'm more than ready to be in acute care. I felt the interview went ok. I was so nervous, but I answered honestly and professionally. He was very pleasant and friendly, he was HR nursing recruitment and said he would be forwarding candidates with good interviews to NMs. I felt as if I was coming off a little nervous - wordy at times then not wordy enough. Once it got to the end and I started asking him my queations, I felt a little more at ease. When it all wrapped up, he said "well i thank you for a good interview, my last few were a little rough" - so how would you guys take that? Do you think he was being honest or do they just tell everyone that they had a good interview? My mother seems to think he would have never said that about his last few if I didn't have a good shot. This was a screening phone interview for several different open positions, so my eggs aren't all in one basket. Feedback?

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    Ok, so I felt the interview went ok. I was so nervous, but I answered honestly and professionally. He was very pleasant and friendly, he was HR nursing recruitment and said he would be forwarding candidates with good interviews to NMs. I felt as if I was coming off a little nervous - wordy at times then not wordy enough. Once it got to the end and I started asking him my questions, I felt a little more at ease. When it all wrapped up, he said "well i thank you for a good interview, my last few were a little rough" - so how would you guys take that? Do you think he was being honest or do they just tell everyone that they had a good interview?! My mother seems to think he would have never said that about his last few if I didn't have a good shot. This was a screening phone interview for several different open positions, so my eggs aren't all in one basket. Feedback?

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    Thank you so much!!!

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    Sostuckrn likes this.

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

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    Sostuckrn likes this.

    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!! ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜ Fingers crossed!

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    Sostuckrn likes this.

    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!

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    nicoleanneRN likes this.

    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!!

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    HolliLovesCake likes this.

    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!

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    HolliLovesCake and llg like this.

    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!

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    I work in rehab and this happens ALL THE TIME. Those places know most young or newer nurses are there for the experience and go. They also know that nursing schools are spitting out new nurses every 6 months or so. There's probably tons of nurses behind you waiting for a job. I would RUN to the ER if you get that job, and don't look back! ๐Ÿ˜ but staying on prn isnt a bad idea in case you ever want to pick up shifts...but only if that works for you. Good luck!

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    Yeah. I think at this point I'm going to just go into HR offices directly. Whenever I have called, I get a series of prompts until a message tells me they cannot check status of apps due to high volume. Once I ignored that little fact and pushed through to get a person's voice mail and left a message anyway...never got a call back anyway. They make it seem like we are a nuisance to them because we're trying to work for their company!! I'm just gonna have to go all Erin Brockovich on these HR people and just demand they hire me and that they won't regret it! Lol!


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