Hello, I'd like to know if I can have some advice from anyone out there willing to give it?
I'm a new RN. It's been 8 months since I've passed the boards, 10 months since graduating but I still can't find a job. I'm SO sad, SO broke
Here's my background: I live in San Francisco CA, have a previous BA degree in psych, am an LVN and a recent ADN RN graduate. I understand that in this area, most hospitals want an RN with a Masters or Bachelors degree in nursing, which I don't have yet
I would really LOVE to work at any unit in the hospital. That's where my heart is. But after submitting my resume a billion times, so far not so good - at all. I haven't even scored a "call-back", much less an interview. It's disheartening.
What can I do to increase my chances of finding a job in a hospital in the future? Should I apply for work as an RN in a skilled nursing facility for a year? OR at a clinic in a hospital as an LVN where there's a possibility of transferring within the hospital as an RN? I wonder if anyone knows which might appeal more to nursing recruiters/hiring managers/nurse managers?
Do I have to move out of California?
Any advice would be so greatly appreciated. Thank you