Do you guys think that putting too many initials behind your name hinder you to getting a job? Having a MSN and trying to get a floor job,? Just wondering because a friend of mine with a MSN, lots of experience has been getting lots of interviews but no offers. She is currently working on a NP certification. Thoughts?
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When I (a psych CNS, not an NP) needed to work as a staff nurse a few years ago, to pay the bills while looking for a permanent CNS position, I purposely applied for a prn position and was v. open with the facility about how this was only going to be a temporary thing. They were delighted to get me. I ended up being there for four years (not what I intended, I assure you!) and got all the work I wanted. Perhaps the OP's friend would have better results trying that approach.
Most employment applications ask that you list all education, all licensure, all previous employment, and, if they find out later you were not truthful (either by "padding" your resume' or by omitting education or previous employment), many consider that grounds for terminating employment. IMO, there's nothing to be gained by not being honest.
Last edit by elkpark on Oct 29, '13