Have put up some posts recently about my struggle to get back into a hospital setting.
I worked 13 years in a hospital most of the time NICU. I currently do homecare, pediatric.
I have been applying to hospitals in the New York area. I have landed 2 interviews both for a NICU. I was not hired due to the fact I have been out of the hospital setting for almost 5 years now.
I Interviewed and was offered a job for a long term care facility, and it is about 1 hour transit time .
I know ill get a lot of slack for this, but I really didn't like the unit at all. It's not somewhere I really would be happy working. Do I take the job in hopes it will help me back into a hospital?
I still think hiring managers will not consider this experience since it is Long term. What to do?
My major negatives are
It's not the kind of unit I would like to work,
The pay is just ok (same for my homecare case)
It's a nursing job in a facility
Will this kind of job help me back into a hospital?
Feb 4, '13
Idk if that position will help you back into the hospital. After all you have been practicing nursing over the past 5 years and not letting your skills dry up. Have you thought of maybe working in Postpartum or Labor and Delivery and then moving your way back to working in the NICU?? Alot of Nicu jobs also want previous ICU experience? Maybe working in an ICU would help.
Hope this helps!
Feb 5, '13
I have applied to post partum, mother baby and general peds. But they all want current or recent within one year of hospital
I do have 13 years NICU but it hasnt gotten me anywhere. I'm about to give up. From the boards I can see this is a common problem with nurses .