Help! I need to know how I can obtain a job in healthcare?
This is my situation:
During nursing school, I obtained my CNA liscence. Even still every where I went to apply for a job they, would always tell me to come back when I finished school. There weren't many institutions that will hire student nurse interns, where I live. Finally, I had to work as a CNA in a temp agency. It was never consistent.
Finally, in April before graduation I was hired as a Graduate Nurse, in a neighboring state. This job required me to take my boards and pass 90 days after graduation. I never received my ATT, and since it took a couple of weeks to get a person on the phone at the state, I found out my transcripts never arrived. By the time my school did resend it, I lost my job. Since, I was in Labor and Delivery there was no way to hold my spot.
Then a few days later my husband was laid off, which meant I really need a job, to support our two children. We have now running out of food and our utilities are all due for shut off this month.
(If I am not posting on this site it means we couldn't pay the late phone bill). All this stress had me anxious and not prepared to take the boards, which I failed
. I just wanted to pass so much so I can get to work again.
Now I am getting the same responces. When ever I apply for a job in healthcare (HHA, CNA, PCA, Student Nurse Intern, Medical Assistant, File Clerk, Customer Service rep, etc.) "You are overqualified." "What are your goals to be a CNA or RN?" One time a Human Resource Rep, called because she was confused that I was applying for a customer service representative job, at home care nursing agency. She totally turned me down, because I was going to take my boards in October. She said, "Call us back when you have med-surg experience in three years. Sometimes some places don't call me
. Or how about, go get a job at the grocery store, or McDonald's for a while. Trust me tried that, same responce. Other things I have heard, "Call us back when you get your RN."
fftopic: On that last comment-funny
, some of my old classmates can't even find a job, because they were told, "Sorry you need experience, we need SEASONED NURSES.
How are we going to get SEASONED if they don't season us?
I don't get it
I am so afraid that this nursing thing isn't going to work out for me. I truly want to be an RN, I have wanted this for so long and hope that I can indeed find something. I feel that these organizations that don't help me are not empathetic to any situation, I will not want to work for as a RN. Without a job, there is no way I will be able to afford to pay to take the test again or be able to live under a roof. How do they think I pay to survice while I wait to take my boards?
Then, they want me to call back when I pass. What compassion huh
They say there is a shortage in healthcare, then why not hire people who are qualified like me? Why are they being so difficult :smiley_ab ?