*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 19

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

  1. Visit  goomer profile page
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    Quote from Esme12
    Just for what it is worth......for a license by endorsement in Alaska it isn't contact hours they state that you need to have been employed as a RN with a valid license in good standing with at least 320 hours of working as a nurse with patients.....OR have valid proof of continuing education requirements OR take a board approved refresher course. So youi really are not out of luck. Application for Registered Nurse by Endorsement - Alaska ...
    Whoa.....you just may have made my day here lololol

    Are you telling me that I only need to have had 320 hours at least working as a nurse with my current license in order to qualify for a license in AK???

    If this is true, it could be a game changer!!!

    I could have sworn they wanted those 320 hours to have been done within the past three years....based on what I read. Perhaps I read it incorrectly?
  2. Visit  Esme12 profile page
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    Quote from goomer
    Whoa.....you just may have made my day here lololol

    Are you telling me that I only need to have had 320 hours at least working as a nurse with my current license in order to qualify for a license in AK???

    If this is true, it could be a game changer!!!

    I could have sworn they wanted those 320 hours to have been done within the past three years....based on what I read. Perhaps I read it incorrectly?
    I gave you the link to the PDF.....read it for yourself.. I'm glad I could help.

    Application for Registered Nurse by Endorsement - Alaska ...
  3. Visit  AF-Wife profile page
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    Quote from bree*
    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.
    RN-BSN6 years nursing experienceCharge nurse for PICU for a year before relocating 1 year military clinical experience9 months unemployed I really don't know how many jobs I have applied to online...if I can estimate I would say over 20. I have had interviews with two recruiting companies but seems like there's no luck or its always a dead end. Many traveling agencies has called me but once I tell them I've been out of the hospital for two years, they say they can't help.
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  4. Visit  Aviationurse profile page
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    It is so hard....I have been out of hospital x 2 years and have contracts from agencies here and there...unemployed now x 2 months with no unemployment help....thinking of working at STARBUCKS ....My hx of x 20 years of RN BSN experience in USA, RGN in UK since 1990....BSN RN NURSE MIDWIFE in my country 1985.......CLNC till 2015...all went down the drain...living in sewage and applying and interviewing everywhere....my boyfriend said he is tired of taking care of me and planning on " cutting the cord" by MARCH 2013.....soooo sad and depressed with this situation...no christmas and 50th birthday celebration either
  5. Visit  AF-Wife profile page
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    Aviationnurse... I too feel your frustration. I have even thought about applying at McDonald's or Walmart so I can have an income to pay for my student loans that I would be paying for the next twenty so years!
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  6. Visit  Aviationurse profile page
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    AF wife......i got CLNC VMI student loans.....credit card.....feel so choked everyday......i am attending classes for EXCELL MS CERTIFICATION for free and doing job search there....the class is filled with all middle age people..one lady sitting next to me who lost her job as customer service said she got paid 14 dollars a day cleaning horse **** and watering the horse ....a total of 300 a month she gets for all the work she does...she comes to class smelling of barn and hand all covered in blisters from severe cold weather where i live..


    this situatiion is painful and sad and all the support i have is ALLNURSES and my computer school....no family support and all my friends are tired of listening to me and my situation

    and all they can say is I CANT BELEIVE NURSES DONT HAVE JOBS...THEY ARE IN DEMAND.....BLAH BLAH BLAH
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  7. Visit  jeangarc18 profile page
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    BSN; Mount St. Mary's College; 2010 graduate; ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP; Speak English, Tagalog, Spanish; RN and PHN licensed; Working at a hotel (my college job) and as an MA at a derm office, ALSO work 12 hour shift in an "internship" on a med-surg unit; Its been a year since I've had my license and I've applied a hundred dozen times to hospitals in OC, LA county, and San Gabriel County... I've only had one ****** interview with a mean recruiter who picked on all my responses and said that they probly won't hire me because I live in Garden Grove; Literally every other recruiter I've met in person (who would actually come out to meet me) have been mean and condescending... With the exception of Orange Coast Memorial. She was nice. IM BURNT OUT FROM WORKING SO MUCH BUT I HAVE LOANS THAT WON'T PAY THEMSELVES AND WHO'S GONNA HIRE ME WITHOUT EXPERIENCE?! Apparently we need experience to get a job but my volunteership/internship isn't good enough even though I'm essentially precepting with a nurse... BECAUSE ITS NOT A PAID POSITION it doesn't count. My entire 12 hour shift doesn't mean **** to any recruiters.
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  8. Visit  larapn profile page
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    Quote from jeangarc18
    BSN; Mount St. Mary's College; 2010 graduate; ACLS, BLS, PALS, NRP; Speak English, Tagalog, Spanish; RN and PHN licensed; Working at a hotel (my college job) and as an MA at a derm office, ALSO work 12 hour shift in an "internship" on a med-surg unit; Its been a year since I've had my license and I've applied a hundred dozen times to hospitals in OC, LA county, and San Gabriel County... I've only had one ****** interview with a mean recruiter who picked on all my responses and said that they probly won't hire me because I live in Garden Grove; Literally every other recruiter I've met in person (who would actually come out to meet me) have been mean and condescending... With the exception of Orange Coast Memorial. She was nice. IM BURNT OUT FROM WORKING SO MUCH BUT I HAVE LOANS THAT WON'T PAY THEMSELVES AND WHO'S GONNA HIRE ME WITHOUT EXPERIENCE?! Apparently we need experience to get a job but my volunteership/internship isn't good enough even though I'm essentially precepting with a nurse... BECAUSE ITS NOT A PAID POSITION it doesn't count. My entire 12 hour shift doesn't mean **** to any recruiters.
    Is this pretty typical? I just got my acceptance letter from Mount St Marys ABSN program and am about to accept. I'm feeling a little ambivalent because I have a new baby that I'm not going to spend as much time with and the tuition is really high. How can I pay back a $60k loan if I don't have a job? Is this true for most other nurses (especially new grads)? Should I not waste my time and money?
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    Quote from jeangarc18
    BSN; Mount St. Mary's College; 2010 graduate;
    Word. Fellow unemployed old new grad (Degree posted 2010; Walked 2011). Doing non-rn job just to try and make some kind of payment for school loans. Still praying for my first paid RN job.
  10. Visit  hope3456 profile page
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    Quote from larapn

    Is this pretty typical? I just got my acceptance letter from Mount St Marys ABSN program and am about to accept. I'm feeling a little ambivalent because I have a new baby that I'm not going to spend as much time with and the tuition is really high. How can I pay back a $60k loan if I don't have a job? Is this true for most other nurses (especially new grads)? Should I not waste my time and money?
    Depends a lot on what part of the USA you live in . Or are willing to live in. California is very competitive - but so are other places. You have to go searching for facilities that are willing to hire new grads which are in short supply right now. Having a new baby and nursing school? Yikes, IMO. I know some people do it - no way I could have.
  11. Visit  Nanceenurse123 profile page
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    I was out of nursing 6 yrs., did a refresher in Arizona, a lot of work/money, 160 hrs. of clinical. Moved and got a job in NY state, per diem, crappy pay, but something. Moved to another state (in the south), very tight, very difficult to get an interview. Such a glut of RN's in many areas. I have a BSN, experience, good references and here I sit.
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  12. Visit  jeangarc18 profile page
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    So update: I finally got a job in a small town in the sticks of California. It's probably considered rural nursing. The only problem is the way the hospital is run. I started off "per diem" but worked full-time hours so they wouldn't have to give me benefits. Recently they switched me to full-time but made me sign a statement that said
    I was "offered insurance but I declined." I have a feeling that this is rampant in the smaller hospitals. Don't be surprised if this happens to you...
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  13. Visit  hope3456 profile page
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    You just have to get 1-2 years experience and then you will be able to get something better. That is ridiculous about the insurance, but totally believe able. I worked in a rural facility and things "didn't work out" when I turned in a doctor note stating I couldn't work overtime as I was 5 months pregnant on night shift.
    This Wyoming facility will hire new grads from various other states including CA that are just looking for a place to get acute experience.

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