Here's what I suggest.
- Business Analyst for the healthcare sector
- Project/Product Manager for the IT medical industry
- Medical Sales
There are plenty of entry level positions for these job titles (ONLY IF they are related to the medical/health sector... all others will require a business related degree) that require BSN without the RN or just a health science bachelors without any licensure of sorts. You have to think beyond the secretarial, CNA world...
This may be an opportunity to step into a job that pays 3x better than an RNs job.
I am speaking from experience as I used to be a healthcare recruiter and on top of it I am a recent nurse grad myself (switched careers)... and I am not upset about the fact that the market is slow because it just gives me the opportunity to experiment in different realms. The idea is to look for the entry level positions... scroll right to the requirements section of each position... also bypass ALL staffing agencies... meaning if you see their names listed next to the job... you don't wanna go there. Trust me on this. They take a huge chunk out of your salary... and you will have to mention their names in your resume instead of who you are really working for... because they are the middle party... should you get a job through staffing. So ignore those... go straight to a list of hospitals and medical sales companies in your area... and go to their career tab... look for ALL positions and see if there is any entry level sales or business side opportunities... scroll to their requirements section.
Also, look at plasma donation centers... and clinical research centers... they require non-RNs.
You'd be surprised.
Instead of using allnurses for further information regarding this particular dilema... hop directly on linkedin and start connecting with medical sales recruiters... only problem is that most work for staffing... so make sure they are corporate medical sales recruiters.. as in that they work for the company you want to apply to directly.
As a recruiter I found all my top people through linkedin... I felt that Monster was a pile of non-sense content. Recruiters can see right through resumes... if you catered it to the type of job you are applying to , etc.
Go forth confidently... and don't allow yourself to be passive. You apply on-line and then immediately formulate a packet... cover letter, resume, attached letters of recommendation, any attached copies of licensures... send it to HR for that very position. Lastly, put the title of the position, link, date you applied in your Excel sheet... and keep track.. if you don't hear back in a week... you MUST call or walk over.
These are my opinions only. Take it with a grain of salt.