Long story short, I work as a nursing assistant in a hospital. I got this job between my first and second year of NS. I got it with the sole intention of being hired there as an RN when I finished. Well skip to earlier this year (March), I had a write up which resulted in me NOT being accepted into our GN program. Skip to now and I have graduated NS, taken and passed the NCLEX and am currently awaiting licensing (pending fingerprinting and results).
So now, I'm essentially cast aside and can't start working as a GN/RN with the other graduates that also work at my hospital, BUT there are regular open RN positions that can be applied for once I have a license number. When I was written up, it prevented me from being to transfer for six months. Next month will be the sixth month.
I HAVE been applying for positions in other hospitals outside my facility, but I feel as though having my ADN is more of a negative than a plus, and yes, I'm currently enrolled in an RN-BSN program that's due to start in September as well.
So the question is should I just hold out until next month when my probation period will be up and I'll have an RN license and just apply to positions in the hospital or should I just start applying any/everywhere, including LTC? I've done everything that's required of me to rectify the situation, have gotten multiple awards and recognitions since then and haven't had any further issues.
Any comments and advice would be appreciated.
Aug 14, '12
by Inori, ASN, BSN
Apply here, there, everywhere and try to schedule a middle of the week day as your off day so you're available for interviews. You owe no one loyalty or what not. Do what is best for your career. Do an awesome good job at your current place, network, introduce yourself to nursing managers on every floor, get to know your Me i applied to everything that was RN nursing. I've accepted while I would love to work at my volunteer hospital my dream job really I am perfectly willing and happy to work at a facility (hospital, ltc, nursing home, rehab) because i need to get the exp learn the skills and practiced what i learned. and the efforts did pay off as I got a job offer at a different hospital in thier off site facility.
Last edit by Inori on Aug 14, '12
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