Quote from antesignani
ive sat sat here and watched almost half of my classmates get a good job in either ICU or ED. I am a 2 time iraq veteran medic with ATLEAST trauma II and ICU experience, as well as the nursing school bells and whistles. i have applied for pretty much every ER and ICU position around the D/FW metroplex, and nothing. i actually got 2 interviews at parkland, the number one trauma center in dallas, but i apparently i screwed it up.
i cant understand why i dont have a job but my classmates have jobs with no prior medical experience besides nursing school.
jealous? damn right.
angry? youre f***in right.
what am i doing wrong. 100+ jobs applied
If you assume that you must fix something (and I agree that the evidence you report supports that), develop a plan.
The first thing within your control is your product...your resume, your message, the interview, and you.
The second thing you control is your target ...acute care, outpatient care, home care/hospice, custodial care, community health, ambulatory care, ect.
The third area of control is location.
I know of places that would love to consider a veteran new grad RN. You might not start in ICU or ED, but if that is your nursing interest you will likely end up there. They would be extra happy if you were married and your wife was an RN too, or maybe MSW, no wait...OT, PT? LOL, you get the picture. The pay is pretty good, but the cost of living is high. Oh yeah...and you would have to move very far away, but not as far as Iraq.
Is there a military facility or hospital nearby...surely you applied there?