I am an RN/BSN with 4 years experience in a large hospital. I have charge experience of an 90 bed unit, as well as precepting new nurses and students. After relocating to another state I am searching for jobs. I would like to stay in the same general area of practice-ob, l&d, nicu and have found jobs and applied for them but get few if any call backs. It seems if there is a nursing shortage at least someone would want to interview me. When i left my old job I showed my resume to the manager and nurse recruiter and they said they thought it was great and she didn't think I would have any trouble at all finding a job.
I don't know if I should call the hospital and if so how do you politely say, "i have experience why won't you call me?" The one callback that I did get, the lady has now dropped off the planet and doesn't respond to my voicemail.
i am starting to feel as if this nursing shortage is somewhat self created by hospitals.