I'm throwing my pride aside and asking, no BEGGING that any employed veteran nurses out there help me out with jobs.
I just passed NCLEX, have an ADN from St. Kate's with a very good GPA, and a B.A from the same school.
I am a bit older, (32), and have lot of experience in social services with people who have various mental illnesses, and/or physical mental disabilities.
What I don't have is a job in the field, or very many connections.
If you are an employed nurse, and your place of work is hiring, would you consider helping me out? I could send you my resume, correspond with you or even meet up if you are willing.
And I am NOT picky where- home health, LTC, TCU's WHATEVER
I know this is true for everyone but I REALLY cannot afford to be unemployed- my husband is finishing his doctarate and only working as a TA now and then- my job will end the first week in August as it was an on campus job, and having graduated I cannot keep it past then.
If I do not find work we will live off of his stipend which is at the poverty line- we wanted to start a family this year, but without a job or insurance this is not possible.
Please take pity on a new grad and help out if you can- post here or message me
I'm sorry to hear about your situation. I can't help because I'm just starting nursing school. However, I wanted to suggest temp work or looking for a waitress job in the meantime if desperate measures call for it. That way you can have a decent income (honestly, waitress make decent income you can live off of) until you find something. And once you do find something, you could maybe work at the waitress job 2 shifts a week so you aren't totally blowing them off and still making extra income. Also you could work at your old facilities where you did mental services on call or something. My last social service job allowed people to do that. Maybe you can consider applying out of state, too for nursing jobs? I know you have a husband, but I'm just saying in despearate measures and he could come later or you could apply back to MN after a year. Another thought, at the very worst scenario is for him to take out more loans, maybe private in this case and have your parents or siblings as cosigners if the trust is there.
Last edit by esunada on Jul 2, '10
Jul 5, '10
Check out MPLS VAMC. Rumor has it that we are going to start hiring RN's again....Careers: Nursing Career Center - Minneapolis VA Medical Center
CAREERS: Nursing Career Center - Minneapolis VA Medical Center
They hardly ever post on usajobs.gov. Otherwise there is a possibility that the state is hiring for cbhh's or AMRTC
Last edit by HM2VikingRN on Jul 5, '10