Almost 4 years, no luck finding nursing job, life destroyed?! - page 4

I am not really quite sure why I am writing this. I've wrote on here before right after this happened almost 4 years ago. Here I go... I went to a 4 year nursing school right out of high-school. Graduated with honors in 4... Read More

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    Sorry that you want a pat on the back. The truth is difficult and ugly.So be kind. Everyone you meet is fighting a great battle. I prefer to fight with my eyes open .Regards.
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    Baby, get a lawyer and fight. My heart goes out to you! Keep getting therapy as well because we can't take care of others without taking care of ourselves first. Good luck and hugs!
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    Quote from all_over_again
    Hospice for someone struggling with depression and anxiety? I don't think so.
    Actually having suffered from depression on and off I have found I have been least depressed during the time I have been working hospice. It's not depressing it's uplifting. Something about it says that even in the worst time things will be ok and even if they are not they'll still be ok. We are all on the same set of railroad tracks in the end.
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    I'm glad that it worked out for you. My first job was in hospite respite care and oncology and I think I suffered something akin to PTSD as a result. I know we're all headed there, and I am grateful that there are people who are able to be supportive to patients and families who are dealing with the anticipated loss.

    I think I would have done better in community health nursing but its water under the bridge now. I'm doing medical records reviews for law firms and its a good fit so far.

    Good luck to you anyway. I don't go out of my way to be abrasive. I'm just a "glass half empty" person and I work really hard to avoid the stressors that drove me over the edge 5 years ago. I'd do whatever I could to spare someone else the same misery. Besides, for people who have struggled with addiction, hospice care could bring on a "kid in a candy store" effect. No thanks!

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    All_over_again, that's you. If you choose to look at the glass half full, then hospice can be a very comforting, noble experience.
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    I'm glad you are comforted by caring for dying people. I must be weird like that.
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    Yes, if I were to do hospice, then I would be comforted by the fact that I could allow that patient to retain dignity while dying and give the family what they need during that time. I can't speak for your area; but the hospice in the hospital system where I live has a high satisfaction rating in terms of Press Ganey. They are like #2 in satisfaction in regards of the floors and different units where I am at. They are only surpassed by Labor and Delivery.

    Also, I think it's from knowing that that's an area where the patient and family is so incredibly appreciative of nurses and respect what they do.
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    I was 31 yrs old when i graduated nursing school 3rd in my class. At age 19 i had a misdemeanor for theft (stupid teenage stuff) and got a years probation. I never finished highschool, i dropped out in 10th grade, got married and ran off. I was WILD. I grew up, remarried, had a child and put myself thru school. I was proud of myself and my accomplishments. Everyone told me to not tell the BON at the time because they never checked (thank God i did because now they fingerprint you) Anyway, I told them and they denied my liscensure. I took them to court and won, but i had 2 yrs stipulations put on me, where I could not work in a hospital.

    I went to a clinic individually owned and got a job (actually 2 in that time frame), Back then I only made 12.00 per hour (going rate was about 15.00) but I took it and worked off my probation.

    Check out clinics, I started with a temp agency who filled out my forms. Then the office loved me and when I told them my story they thought it was as ridiculous as your story is to me. Someone will give you a chance.

    Find an understanding physician maybe one older, sometimes men are better at that then women. Be honest, be open, ask for help.

    I'm praying for you.
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    The days of relying on nursing homes or hd centers are over. These days those places will screen u out if u have termination or board orders. Here in Richmond, the hospitals will not let you even interview. My applications on line quickly gave me the message that my application was not moving forward. Some as soon as 30 minutes.
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    You need a good attorney girl, one who will fight for what is right. If everything you posted is true and you were fired for those reasons, then it sounds like a lawsuit to me. Gotta love the BON. I had to go up and change my name in Cbus and I was a nervous freaking wreck going in just doing that!
    Last edit by Esme12 on Jan 15, '13 : Reason: TOS/legal advice

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