*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 16
Ello~ I'm just curious to know, for those of you who are unemployed nurses, exactly how long have you been looking for work? What are you (LPN,RN,BSN-RN,MSN-NP,etc.) How many previous years of... Read More
1Nursing association are more preoccupied into pushing minimum entry level to be BSN . Makes you wonder why? shouldn't they be caring more about securing jobs for American trained Nurses . We are INVESTING into our American Nursing Education and ultimately into our economy by taking student loans and paying our taxes.
Can we start a petition or do something. It's the squeaky wheels that gets the grease. I know for sure I would sign it. I am always signing some type of petitions most recent one was to NY state senators in reference of keeping low interest rates in student loans.
RN, NYC New Grad, 1 Interview awaiting HR to call me.
Resumes quite a few.
Graduated Jan 2012 Passed Nclex March 2012Last edit by mayanyc1 on Jul 8, '12 : Reason: update
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0Forgot to add a phone interview flu clinic season part time job.
total of interviews 2.Last edit by mayanyc1 on Jul 8, '12 : Reason: update
0Quote from morphedJust because they are Latino doesn't mean they are not Americans.Do you guys mind sharing what part of the country you are from? Naming cities would be great. I've just never seen anything like what you guys are describing. I would say less than 5% of nurses I've ever worked with or observed have been foreign. By the way, are you guys including CNAs in your count? There are many more foreign (mostly latino) CNAS than RNs and LPNs combined, but still no where near the number you guys are talking about. I wonder if it's just a geographical thing. Are you guys with the high foreign rate more in the Southern part of the country or in rural areas? I can also see California having a higher foreign nurse rate.
Puerto Ricans (Boricuas) are American born Citizen.
Nurses that are foreign tend to be from country like Asian Philippines, India.
I have yet to see a sponsored RN from Dominica Republic(Caribbean) or Latin American (Costa Rica,Colombia, Venezuela) etc.Last edit by mayanyc1 on Jul 8, '12 : Reason: update
0Jul 20, '12 by HollyrobynI have been not working since June of this year. My job was cut do to the lovely budget cuts in the state of Florida. My problem is that the main hospitasl in my area all want BSN trained nurses. I am currently in school to get my BSN but I still need a job.
1Jul 20, '12 by notpuurfctbtgdenghnsThat is only last month. Me/I have been ......since 2010 due to different circumstances. Flu Clinic specifically Mollen Immunization actively recruits if you need a job. Nice folks to work with!
0Jul 24, '12 by mdgaleQuote from JMacRNYou need a professional service that focuses solely on nurses.....interview skills, resume tweaking, placing your resume with the right people, etc. Unfortunately, I haven't come across one that works for the nurse NOT the employer.I am very frustrated. I've been unemployed for 9 months. I have submitted hundreds of applications. Had about a dozen interviews, but then no job offers. I'm disappointed and angry on how potential new hires are treated---if they say they will call regardless if you get the job, they never do? Certainly doesn't represent the company well when their employees don't follow through on their promises. I left 4 messages with a HR manager to get an update on my application (had the interview and references checked) but again no returned phone call.
I'm thinking of leaving the nursing profession (even though I recently graduated with my MS degree--certainly a waste of money) but how do I go about creating a resume that focuses on my non-nursing experience and education?
0Oct 15, '12 by inforn43I am with you I graduated in 2008 and have about 22 months of actually working as a nurse. I worked in an office for over a year and then the company decided to lay everyone in the office off. I still don't know why. This experience does not really help unless I find another job just like it. I am being treated the same way, no one ever calls back. Nursing is a job where we need to keep up on new things and need to practice our skills. I am seriously thinking of doing something else. I am embarrassed and frustrated. My family and I thought I was going to make good money after attending college and now I am broker than I have ever been. I always had a job when I was a CNA for 20 years. Does anyone know of something else I can do with a AAS degree. I don't care about the pay I have given up on ever getting paid well.
0Oct 15, '12 by inforn43Please have a little heart. I have been on a ton of interviews too. They are soooooo different. I have also done quite a few interviews myself. How many interviews have you been on? Some are extremely casual and some ask you very hard questions. When I interview I try to do a little of both. I am starting to wonder about the whole nursing profession. When there are few jobs it gives HR managers and DNS's that do interviews the right to pick people based on their own preferences. I actually got hired at an assisted living because I came back for my second interview wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.
0Oct 15, '12 by nurse nosaQuote from inforn43I am getting soo discouraged ughhhhhhh I need to workPlease have a little heart. I have been on a ton of interviews too. They are soooooo different. I have also done quite a few interviews myself. How many interviews have you been on? Some are extremely casual and some ask you very hard questions. When I interview I try to do a little of both. I am starting to wonder about the whole nursing profession. When there are few jobs it gives HR managers and DNS's that do interviews the right to pick people based on their own preferences. I actually got hired at an assisted living because I came back for my second interview wearing jeans and a sweatshirt.
0Oct 17, '12 by SUNGLASSESQuote from bree*Hi there. I am an RN who went straight into a specialty office setting after graduation. After happily working there for 4 years I moved to CA where I have no networks. I really wish I had some guidence as I am stuck and do not know what to do now. I'd love to work as an OR nurse or med/surg or really anywhere but for some reason I don't feel confident enough. I am nerveous about the interviews too. Please someone help me, I will really appreciate any advice. I wonder if I should volunteer in a hospital in the Med-surg floor so I can refresh my knowledge and feel ready. Can nurses volunteer?? Plese help me find my next step.Ello~
I'm just curious to know, for those of you who are unemployed nurses, exactly how long have you been looking for work? What are you (LPN,RN,BSN-RN,MSN-NP,etc.) How many previous years of experience do you have? Where are you located? How many applications do you think you have placed? What about interviews? Add anything else that you want! Vent, tell us how you REALLY feel, give your opinions/outlooks on everything.
0Oct 17, '12 by hotflashion, BSN, RNI'm unemployed, too, and have had a dismal experince working. Moving to California sounds exciting though, and I hope you find work. From my experience trying to volunteer, nurses are not used as volunteer staff; must be a liability issue. Have you applied to any hospitals? If not, you should. You would, hopefully, at least, have experience interviewing for the kind of position you seek. What about surgical centers? If you lack confidence, how about taking a refresher course? I've seen hospitals advertise for new grads to enter into OR nurse residentcies, have you seen this in CA? It doesn't seem unreasonable to me that you might be considered something of a "new grad plus" (which is good) because you have not worked in a hospital. You're in a gray area; seems to me you have expereince but not the right kind, but that experince must be worth something, would seem to add to your desirability as a candidate.
Good luck, anyway.
0Oct 18, '12 by rrobinson.rnMy experince has been that degree (ADN, BSN) doesn't matter, it's who you know. I am in an ADN to MSN program and STILL cannot find a freakin job; not even on a basic med surge floor! In my current non nursing position I go to a lot of hospitals and all the nurses say the same thing - it's who you know. They are under staffed and it's because their HR dept are throwing out resumes of perfectly qualified RNs. We all know med surge right out of school so I just don't get it.
0Oct 18, '12 by Meriwhen, ASN, BSN, RN Senior ModeratorQuote from hotflashionThey have loads of new grad residencies in CA...however, most of them require that the applicant have 12-18 months of RN experience (regardless of setting) or less. If someone spent several years working as a RN in, say, a community clinic, they would not qualify for the new grad program as they have several years of RN experience. Fair? Debatable.I've seen hospitals advertise for new grads to enter into OR nurse residentcies, have you seen this in CA? It doesn't seem unreasonable to me that you might be considered something of a "new grad plus" (which is good) because you have not worked in a hospital.
I agree: it does put them in a grey area :/