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- Jun 1, '12 by czstoIt's been exactly a year since I've graduated.. Nope. Nothing yet. Depressing.
- Jun 1, '12 by ScrubRNwannabeHey, me too!!!
When I saw that it's June, I was liked this is the month I graduated!!!
1 year later: No life what so ever. I have so many plans but nothing worked out.
- Jun 2, '12 by LoveRNADNo WOW this is exactly what I am scared of not having a job after a year but we still have to stay positive and hope for the best I am positive that we will find a job it is just a matter of time....GOOD LUCK to everyone who is looking for a job!!!!
- Jun 3, '12 by czstoTell me about it. Really sad. Are you working a non-RN job right now? I also really want to go back to school but it's really hard when you don't have the $$$ to do so
- Jun 4, '12 by latina2brnSame here.... A year since graduation and nothing....nada....Yes very depressing.
- Jun 12, '12 by Matthew.RNKeep your heads up everyone!!! I feel really bad for those of you without jobs, especially those who have went without a job for over a year. I feel extremely blessed to have landed a job, sadly it does not start until the end of July so I have been working odd and ends jobs to get by until then. I am also doing a part time job as an RN at a nursing home until my ED position opens up. If you can get on at a nursing home i reccomend it, they pay isn't bad at all and you do lose a lot of skills because most of the time your just passing meds, but it gives you experience for your resume and helps you make connections. I just reminded myself before I even finished school, I have bills to pay and beggers can't be choosers!!! We all got to pay our dues somewhere. Good luck to all!!!
- Jun 16, '12 by JaynaproudmooreI graduated in may 2011 with honors, a BSN, and a specialty course in critical care. I was unable to find a hospital job. I have worked for LTC/Rehab skilled nursing facility with over 40 patients, poor pay and extreme lack of orientation. The was very toxic r/t unprofessional habits of administrators such as sleeping with employers, sucking up, personal vendettas against employees, and back stabbing all around. I still applied to hospital jobs with no luck. I cried myself to sleep many times. I want to be an ER nurse more than anything. I've spend 6 years of my life to achieve my RN BSN goal. I made a year at the nursing home this June. Unfortunately most employers do not consider nursing home experience at all. I was not going to relocate and leave the love of my life. I enrolled in Kaplan FNP program, and was going to quit my nursing home job. I was going to enroll in an emt class or cna class just to keep some experience on my resume untill a hospital job opened up.
Somehow, God gave me the strength to go into a hospital in person and demand to speak to the nurse manager. I dressed nice and compiled an extensive professional portfolio. I called in a few days to follow up. I got an interview the next week and Now have gotten a JOB!!!!!! I told them how much I want this and thats why i went to see them. I told them i will learn anything they want me to learn, and they can train me the way they want. I've realzied that you need to be aggressive and assertive if you want a job. I also told them in my interview that i'm not going to give up and they will see again because this is where i belong. Its been a long hard year, worst of my life, but now i have my dream job! dont giveup! show and tell the employers how much you belong there. Make your own luck!
- Jun 20, '12 by GomaI am a new grad too. Exactly in the same situation as most of you are right now. I have kept myself busy with so much of nursing and non nursing activities for the past six years. This is my first month without a job or a volunteer activities. I feel weird already. I believe that we are nurses for some purpose. Our goal is to help others one way or the other. Just this clear vision about the profession can guide us to many possible doors. If you are single, please do not hesitate to relocate in places where they need a nurse like you. Cities are filled with dreamers. To show that your dreams are better than others when the hiring agencies are piled up with application even for a single job openings...that's the kind of job market we have right now. Tough!!
I have taken most of your suggestion. Thank you all for sharing. I know you all are meant to become a nurse, otherwise, you would not have made this far. Please know that there are some places in India, Bangladesh, Pakistan and Nepal where a nurse with BSN can teach other nurses for the Diploma program. You will be rotating with them in the hospital and will be teaching them in the clinical settings. You can eventually pursue your masters in nursing when you come back after a year or so. This wont be a great decision financially because you wont make money like you would make in the US. But if you want to stay in a place which is completely affordable and will have a rewarding experience...I would highly recommend networking with international nurses especially in those remote places. There are no nursing homes or assisted living facilities. You would conduct a normal delivery as a nurse, would dress the wound, teach the patient and family about basic health. Every week or so, if you go on a health care camp in remote places up the hills and mountains, people would look at you as if some holy spirits have arrived from far place to help them.......I am sad that most of the time US deals with just business and money. I wish that the nursing graduates did not have loans or debts to pay off. If there was a financial relief, I am sure the creativity, service, networking, adventure, challenge..all would have been possible for nurses.
Anyways, I am gonna set a prayers for this thread who shared their story here. "May the helping God who rests among us help us all and guide us in the right path of success and satisfaction through our professional career as an RN."
Good luck to all of us!
- Jun 20, '12 by pianowomanWOW that was weird for me to read your post as God has spoken to me many times that I am to work as a nurse in remote places, to use my nursing skills to care for and educate in His name. Right now I'm swirling in confusion trying to figure out how He wants me to proceed. Reading your post brought me back into focus on His plan for me as opposed to my plan for me. Thanks.
- Jul 29, '12 by skyappleI know what you mean... pretty tough here in Calif too. Surely things will improve in a bit..