Last week I got a job offer to start working in MICU in a level one trauma hospital and I accepted it. I am so excited.
Ever since I entered nursing school, it's been my dream to be an ICU nurse. When I first graduated, I had to work on Med Surg/Tele floor first, in fact in this area, it was a miracle I even got a hospital job. I was disappointed, but I soon realized it was a blessing because I became good at many skills and my confidence as a nurse grew.
I was always looking for ICU job, but without success, I did not have connections anywhere, and my hospital only wanted to hire experienced nurses from outside. Plus I was commuting one hour each way and I did not know how long I wanted to continue doing that. I was getting depressed because I received one rejection after another. After Christmas I decided to start hiking on my days off and the time in the hills gave me chance to think, reflect, analyze what's going on in my life. I decided that I will not give up, and I will make this search my "part time job". I made a battle plan and 4 weeks later I received a job offer in a hospital that is the best in the area.
And by the way, this hospital is only 15 minutes from my home.