Rn with associates and 8 years exp. cant find job
- 0Jan 14, '13 by nursingsteph0716Does anyone have any suggestion. I'm a nurse for 8 years with med/surg, critical care, 2 years management exp and can't find a job anywhere because I don't have my bachelors. Currently enrolled in a program but can't get call backs. Any suggestions on where to look?
- 0Jan 14, '13 by nursingsteph0716No I haven't left been searching around at local hospitals here on Long Island. Main reason Im looking to leave is for a day position. My husband and i both work nights and with 2 kids babysitting is hard for over nights he has to work weekend nights and i obviously have a weekend commitment. So debating if I should do home care 5 days a week procedural area or what. Just lost
- 0Jan 15, '13 by ProfRN4As soon as you said you were looking for days, I immediately thought of homecare. Have you applied for NSLIJ homecare? Or VNS (not sure how far from NYC you are) or St Mary's Hospital for Children? I am not sure if they are requiring BSNs now, but when I worked in home care, they did not (but it was a different time then). Have you looked into school nursing? The hours are great (you'd likely take a pay cut, but would have the same schedule as your kids, including vacations, which is worth a lot of $ in my book).From what I understand, the whole job search process takes a long time now. It takes a while for recruiters to even respond to job applications, let alone interviewing and getting hired. So don't despair. Also, do you have any desire to go for the BSN?