I graduated in spring 2011, and finally landed a job at a cardiology office in January 2012. Here I am a year later, ready to move forward. I would really like to get a job in a hospital, my dream job is mother/baby, L&D, or NICU. Getting a job in a hospital would been better pay and tuition reimbursment (I'm currently taking classes for my BSN). However, I'm coming up on 2 years of being out of nursing school
and I feel like I have lost a lot of my clinical experience (IV, peg tube, trach care, etc.). There is not much clinical work in a doctors office setting besides doing EKGs, blood pressures, and renewing prescriptions. I'm beginning to get discouraged because I have sent in numerous resumes; not only to local hospitals, but to out of state hospitals as well, with no real responses. Even though I technically have 1 year of RN experience, I don't feel like I'm a good candidate for the positions I'm applying for because I don't have the "clinical" experience and I'm still a "new nurse". Does anyone have any suggestions as to what I can do? Should I look into adding onto my current certifications? If so, what are your suggestions? Help!