Decided to follow my gut....

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    I'm having a rocky start with my RN career. Been a RN for one year and have not been able to get that solid year of hospital exp. I quit an ICU job after 8 months, then quit the ED after one month. I've always known I wasn't cut out for ICU or the ED but wanted to try it out anyway, plus I needed the income.

    Well, after quitting the ED I was offered another ICU position. I know in my heart I'm not an ICU nurse, I cannot handle the stress and intensity of the unit. After much thought, I did rescind the ICU offer. I'm bummed that I don't have a solid year of RN exp. but I'm hoping that someday I'll find my niche and place in nursing. For now, I'll focus on school (RN-BSN), and continue to work PRN as a school nurse. Thankful for a supportive Hubby too.
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    I talked to you recently, going through something very similair.

    Good idea! You have to think about your career all around. I have a question, did you omit the ed job from your resume?

    I would suggest something maybe part time, and less stress than those two jobs next. You don't want another brief job on your resume I think.

    Third time will be a charm, for both of us!
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    Thanks. It is nice to know I'm not the only one who have not found their home yet. I did omit the ED job from my resume.

    I really wanted to keep up with hospital experience however, I know myself and I couldn't risk staying at another place for only a short amount of time.
    How blessed am I though to have had so many chances that other new grads don't get. 2 icu jobs(one I actually worked) and ED, and several other offers.
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    Uh oh. Not a good idea to simply "omit" a job from your resume. When you get a new job, they will have to run a full background check (Federal requirement). This will turn up any job in which you received a paycheck (with FICA deductions), no matter how brief it was. If your application does not match your background check, this is considered falsification of your application and your job offer can just go "poof".

    For future interviews, if you can provide an articulate, well thought out rationale for your job changes it may offset the job-hopper impression. IMO, deciding that you needed to focus more energy on your BSN education would be acceptable, because everyone knows how much pressure there is to maintain a high GPA.
    not.done.yet likes this.
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    Hey HouTx, I created a thread from your post and would like to link you to it but I am on the AN's android app and can't seem to find a way to do so. The name of the thread is: "omitting" a job from resume.

    Thanks everybody!
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    I didn't know this, wow. Now I'm very nervous as I just interviewed today and did not mention my brief time in the ER. Honestly didn't mean to falsify anything, I just wanted to list relevant experience. If I listed all my nursing jobs, I would have a 3 page resume.
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    Uh oh. Not a good idea to simply "omit" a job from your resume. When you get a new job, they will have to run a full background check (Federal requirement). This will turn up any job in which you received a paycheck (with FICA deductions), no matter how brief it was. If your application does not match your background check, this is considered falsification of your application and your job offer can just go "poof".

    For future interviews, if you can provide an articulate, well thought out rationale for your job changes it may offset the job-hopper impression. IMO, deciding that you needed to focus more energy on your BSN education would be acceptable, because everyone knows how much pressure there is to maintain a high GPA.


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