I feel as though just about every week I am posting about my career crossroads and various ideas I am tossing around in my head about where to go and what to do....
I am a fairly new nurse. I worked 1 year (part time) in acute med rehab and then moved out of state for my husband's job. I have spent the past few months setting up shop in our new home, getting license, etc. I have my license in the new state but am having NO luck in the job dept. I have applied to so many places and in various settings. I am a second career nurse, having been a school teacher for many years. ( so I have a BA in Psychology, MS in Education and RN, not BSN though). While my experience at my last job gave me the opportunity to see a lot and I am grateful for the experience, I can say it was not an environment where I thrived and really don't want to return to that at all.
For now....I am registered as a subsitute school nurse and will likely be doing some medical coding, but I am so disappointed in myself and am actually questioning my choices. I LOVE health and wellness promotion and maintenance. I loved educating patients as well. I really feel like I am best suited for an outpatient setting but I haven't seen many jobs posted and am unsure where to go or look. I want to find a place where I can utilize my many skills. I think I am competent enough that I should be able to find something. Perhaps I am looking for some ideas of where to direct the search or am just needing to vent.
Thanks for listening!