Experienced RN cant find a job??? I thought there was a shortage??? - page 2

Hello I am new to this site and have a question for all those other frustrated unemployed RNs out there. I have been an RN since 1995, worked for 5 years and then took off to travel with my family. I... Read More

  1. Visit  LadyFree28 profile page
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  3. Visit  Williams75 profile page
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    I have been trying to come back to ICU for 2 years now. No Luck.i had to wait a year to have an interview for a med-sug position in a hospital. I know a lot of people at bedside but I could not so far translate that into a good situation. I was out of nursing due to a high risk pregnancy. I was on bed rest and all. I am starting to feel bitter about it.
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    Which Hospitals?
  5. Visit  MrChicagoRN profile page
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    Experience is definitely a plus. The last nurse I hired has at least 20 years in. However, stability is also important. "Working every few years" is not a plus in the eyes of the recruiter. Why hire and orient someone who's not likely to be around very long? See if your resume can be tightened, and maybe consider agency work. Good Luck
  6. Visit  AF-Wife profile page
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    I thought I was the only one having this issue! I'm getting so frustrated and annoyed filling out these online applications, to just get rejected. I know I've been out of a hospital setting for two years but I was a nurse for a U.S. military clinic overseas, for about a year and its only been 9 months since I stopped working. Many times, these nursing agencies does not even consider my recent experience since it was not here in the U.S. I'm to the point where I want to give up but than I can't imagine doing anything else but nursing.
  7. Visit  Williams75 profile page
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    Philly is a strange place. I am looking for a position in ICU for 3 years now. I worked in a large university hospital for 3 years in SICU. I have to say that I was out out nursing due to medical reason for a year but my experience seams totally irrelevant in this market. I am happy that I have a job in the least 2 years but I really would like to come back to ICU.
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    Quote from Williams75
    Philly is a strange place. I am looking for a position in ICU for 3 years now. I worked in a large university hospital for 3 years in SICU. I have to say that I was out out nursing due to medical reason for a year but my experience seams totally irrelevant in this market. I am happy that I have a job in the least 2 years but I really would like to come back to ICU.
    Some places have hiring freezes. One Heath system had a freeze lifted and just contacted me by email. It really depends. I say check the local Children's hospitals as well. I was hired as a new grad with a co worker who has Adult ICU experience...the rest of us had Peds experience.
  9. Visit  Bubbles profile page
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    That is crazy! I wonder if you are speaking with anyone with nursing experience! Or just a secretary or HR person. Have you explained the condition of your pediatric patients? Good luck to you. You sure should not need to waste money on a refresher course!
  10. Visit  anonymurse profile page
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    I saw an agency ad that said not to bother applying if you haven't been working within a year. Another one said you had to have had 2000 hours within the past two years. Sort of the same. If that's a death sentence, it would be worth not being that picky the closer that deadline approaches.
  11. Visit  josh2 profile page
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    Job hopping and long gaps in resume are holding you back.

    There are plent of jobs out there, they just might not be your ideal job. Keep applying, good fortune will come.
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    Quote from dspacc
    I am on long island NY
    Yes 13 years NICU and 10 years peds homecare =nothing around here
    NYC/LI (any big city, really) is flooded with all types of Nurses. You'll have to get creative with your job search.


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