Some of us are waiting to get their feet under in order to call it success...just saying.
It took me 6 months for a call, about two months through the interview process, equalling out to 8 months to start my job. I enjoyed it, but felt like I needed more fundamentals to get back into the acute care setting. By this time, the last time I stepped into the acute care setting was my senior critical care rotation in 2011. I did not "transition" well, was vocal about my struggles, and they could see it as well. I still had my previous job (# 1 rule in nursing I learned many moons ago...ALWAYS have a back-up job!
) and transitioned into the role of an RN, but I wanted a change. I just hit the 1 year mark, and I have been interviewing for various settings. I hope to land a job soon. I don't want to talk about my journey until close to a year, if I get one of these positions. I think I will have a evolved perspective on my journey...it's just begun, and I expected this, and it has made it more interesting where my journey will take me, and it will be successful and enjoyable, that's all I know.