STILL NO JOB - page 2
by Bigmaine33, BSN, RN | 1,917 Views | 13 Comments
Its been three months and i still cant find a Job. I am so broke its not even funny this was not part of the of the plan. when i decided to go to school for nursing i was sure this was what i was meant to do, i mean it came... Read More
- 0Nov 5, '12 by cownurseUnfortunately it is a sign of the economic times. I am having a hard time myself finding suitable nursing job. I applied at a facility that told me they received an overwhelming response of applications from nurses. The interviewer appologized because he was unable to interview everyone.
- 0Nov 5, '12 by JSlovex2@Sky
You have to be aggressive during your training. It's just like when you're a nursing student - if you'll follow along and watch - that is exactly what the nurse will let you do. When I was going through my clinicals in school it was always a little weird walking up to someone I didn't know from Adam, especially when they didn't make eye contact or acknowledge my existance, but I would always be really assertive and say, "I don't know how much you're comfortable with letting students do, but I'd like to do anything you'll let me." I was the first and only student in many clinical rotations to get hands on experience doing many skills...hanging IV fluids, starting IV's, passing meds, flushing feeding tubes, etc.
When it was time to do my final semester clinical I did the same thing when I met my nurse. She basically stood behind and followed ME. Thank goodness because of all the experience I got during my final semester, I went into the job force feeling pretty ready...although you're never REALLY ready.
The next job you go into...act confident...even if you're not..and you won't be. Nurses are going to be "iffy" about giving control to someone who acts like they're not confident. Even if you have to ask 500 questions while you do what you do...YOU should be the one doing it. At least at the end of the day, your preceptor can say, "she passed meds. she did the assessments. she called the doctor. etc" Even if you needed a lot of guidance...as any new person does...it sounds a whole heck of a lot better than saying, "she watched me all day." You just have to get in there and do it. I can watch a video of how to do something 500 times and hear about something in lecture 4000 times, but until i do it ONCE..i don't know what I'm doing. I've been known to tell preceptors that very thing.
Four days isn't a whole lot for anyone, but you'd be amazed at the difference between four days of doing vs. four days of watching.
- 0Nov 8, '12 by eylee08Quote from Bigmaine33Its been three months and i still cant find a Job. I am so broke its not even funny this was not part of the of the plan. when i decided to go to school for nursing i was sure this was what i was meant to do, i mean it came natural to me, after countless nights of styding remind you my course was 16 months i thought i would be on my way by Now was i so wrong. I went through so many hurdles jist to be a nurse and Now not to able to find a Job is jeart breaking.
I just accepted a job offer today and I graduated with a bachelor's in May 2012. When I graduated I thought I was going to get a job right away, unfortunately that was not the case and that's how it's going for a lot of new nurses right now. There are still girls from my class that don't have jobs. Keep applying and something will come your way! Don't get too discouraged.