Quote from loricatus
Have you tried local agencies like Nursefinders, Favorite, etc so you can get some per diem/prn work?
I am not sure about the restrictions the BON has put on you, so I am not sure if this is a viable option.
In tpapn, you are not allowed to work for an agency.
All of these replies are good suggestions. I have been the same boat as you all, but I am at the end of my run. I will be graduating from tpapn in just two weeks. YAYYY!!! Doing all of my final paperwork now.
Anyway,,,, I went on over 20 interviews and with each one I learned a new lesson of what to do and what NOT to do. Never tell the recruiter,,,, wait until you are well into the interview with the person who is hiring you. Never tell HR. And make sure you tell the manager all of your good qualities, all of your experience,, your strong traits,,, and then tell them about tpapn.
It also helps to have letters of reference. One or two that know you are in tpapn and know what a good nurse you are.
I have been at my job a little more than a year, and I have worked harder and been a better nurse now than I was before tpapn. I HAVE TO,, to make up for the fact that I am in tpapn. And guess what,, this has really paid off. My boss gave me a raise. He didn't want to lose me.
Anyone who has questions or is frustrated and needs help or answers with tpapn, feel free to email me. I was there and at times felt very alone,, like there was no one else out there going through the same thing....