As I receive rejection after rejection for nursing jobs, I feel the need to apologize to nurse recruiters/managers who overlook my BSN because I lack patient care tech experience.
I am sorry I could not afford to take a job as a tech making 7 an hour. You see while attending school part-time, I needed to maintain a home, equipped with mortgage payments, children and all the other responsibilities of wife and mother.
I m sorry you cant see that I carried a gpa over 3.0 even with the all the responsibilities I have.
I'm sorry that you cant see that for past 2 ½ years of nursing school, I stayed up late each night studying or preparing care plans while working 40 hours a week.
I'm sorry that you can't see how I worked tirelessly in every aspect of my life to obtain a second degree.
I'm sorry that you can't see that despite a lack of patient care experience I am mature, driven, focused, ambitious and hard working.
I'm sorry that you can't see that I passed by NCLEX exam with 75 questions in under one hour. Not because of exceptional knowledge, because I studied tirelessly!
I'm sorry that you can't see how I was complimented time and time again by not only my clinical instructors but more importantly the patients who I cared for. I wish you could hear the amount of times a patient or the family said "you are going to be great nurse."
I'm really sorry you can't see past this lack of experience and have formed a judgment against me before knowing me.