I graduated in May 2013 and unfortunately didn't pass my boards on the first go-around. As you can imagine, it was a stressful time. If anyone has gone through this, you know what I mean. The moment I found out that I failed, I immediately began to doubt myself and whether I made the right decision to become a nurse. Was I even fit to be a nurse? Was it all for nothing? Everyone I knew passed! Many questions arose, but I pressed on and continued to study and give it my all. I knew that it wasn't for nothing, it couldn't have been! Its my calling, HELLO!? I LOVE NURSING! We all go through things like this at one point in our nursing lives, whether it's NCLEX, HESI, ect. So if you're going through this right now, it's OK! It's not the end of the world! YOU CAN DO IT!
I passed the second time, by God's grace and with an intense study schedule. I am now on the hunt for a job as a Registered Nurse! YAY! ..or NAY. I have been applying to jobs in the Houston area for the past few weeks but have been getting many rejection emails. I've even started to look for positions in Dallas, Austin, and San Antonio. I'm not sure what to do or what I am doing wrong. Do y'all have any tips? Any advice?
I thought the struggle was over after the NCLEX but it isn't! I also thought nurses were "in demand". How can we gain experience if no one gives us a chance? It can get very discouraging as a new nurse with no experience to get rejected so many times. I can use any advice or words of encouragement y'all have to offer.