gemini07 1,092 Views
Joined: Jan 15, '13;
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I've been looking for> 1yr for a job. I have 16 yrs experience but have been out of nsg since '97-not sitting on my behind but out of nsg. I've had real problems finding a job. The travel places won't have you b/c you haven't had experience "recently" (which they define as w/in the last 5 yrs). I may be seeing a light at the end of the tunnel though as I'm being called back to meet the midnight shift staff of the unit I'll potentially be working in. Enough about me-here's my advice:
1) Don't give up
2) Pick a facility & if they have an online applications process, apply for every single position they have listed as being open. I mean it..every. single. position. (every single nursing position you're qualified for, of course)
3) Every couple weeks, go back to their website & apply for any new positions they've added since your last visit.
I don't actually know if this will help. I only know it was the only thing I did differently that seemed to make a difference. Prior to that, I couldn't even get an interview! And there is nothing wrong with me, bad hx, etc.
I'm new here but not anew nurse-graduated in '80, worked 16 yrs, took off to raise kids(& some other stuff) & am now returning. I have a potential new job onthe horizon (thank God-been looking > 1yr; spent time w/o any utilities, money, food-the secret of weight loss is MINE!) but, truth is, I need a friend. I've been out of nsg along time, my potential new job (the unit manager is calling me back tomeet all the 11-7 crew in a day or so, I am so hopeful) is in ICU! I am panicked, crying,feeling stupid, unsure, don't want to let any1 down least of all mypatients...I'm a mess. My last experience was 10 yrs L&D. I've got a lot ofwear & experience under the hood but it all seems so long ago. What if Ican't remember? What if I'm too stupid to be an ICU nurse? What if they allhate me? I need advice & a little friendship (comfort is also good as is reassurance-lol). How can I best update my knowledge base regarding critical care nursing? Best websites? Books? Etc.?
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