Getting a Chance

  1. I have been a Registered Nurse for three years. My career started out in Family Practice Clinic. Currently I am working on the SNF unit at a reputable hospital. However, I have been trying to get in to a specialty for the last few months. My main interests are the OR and PAC-U. I have had interviews for various positions only to be turned down. My hopes have been shattered. I feel like I am at a dead end job without any hope of getting out. I am very unhappy where I am and dread going into work. I felt I needed experience working the floor but would like a position in a specialty unit. This seems almost impossible to do and I feel trapped. What does it take to get into a specialty? Any advice or suggestions would be much appreciated.
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    About azilliRN

    Joined: Feb '10; Posts: 45; Likes: 14
    Registered Nurse; from US


  3. by   lizzi68
    Could you do an unpaid internship in a speciatilty unit? Give you a chance to show them what you are made of and you a chance to see if it is really what you want.
  4. by   azilliRN
    I wouldn't mind doing an unpaid internship. The trouble is, I don't know how to get my foot in the door. I don't know anyone who would allow me to do so. I've thought about going to HR for any suggestions. However, the only way I could probably get in would be if I knew someone who worked there. I will keep asking around. Thanks again for responding to my post.