*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 15
by bree* | 75,512 Views | 253 Comments
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... Read More
- 0Mar 3, '11 by klone, BSN, RNQuote from labelle777It's been my experience that the most decisive factor in getting hired is having at least a couple years of experience in the area they're looking for.However, the most decisive factor of getting hired is who do you know personally in a position of power,how well you know them(family member, close friend....) and how far they are willing to go to help you get into the facility. That trumps everything.
- 1Mar 3, '11 by ChixieIve only just qualified (february 2011) but there are no jobs in my area to apply for Ive spoken to matrons,sisters and ward managers, not to mention my university lecturers and they have all said the same thing 'dont worry you will get a job' which isnt much help when there are bills to pay and food to buy. The wards are reporting vacancies but those up there in finance wont allow the jobs to be advertised due to money issues yet they authorize agency cover for the vacancies. I cant even join the bank office as i need 6 months post grad experience.
My classmates who attended placements at the other hospital site have been given jobs, the hospital made 6month contracts for all of them but those of us from the other campus have been abandoned.
- 2Mar 9, '11 by inforn43Quote from Simba&NalasMomI am also in Oregon and was laid off 1 yr ago. I was a CNA for 20 yrs and was never out of work. I wish I had never gone to nursing school. Now I am out of work and owe a bunch of student loans. I would still be working and have a lot less stress.I'm also in OR. From what I've seen, it is virtually impossible for new grad RNs to get jobs in the hospitals here.
- 0Mar 9, '11 by hotflashionQuote from inforn43Yep, that's pretty much how I feel. I can't get any kind of job because prospective employers know or think that I will leave once an RN job comes through. I can't get a job as an aide or doing any other kind of direct care because of fears that I will practice as a nurse, regardless of the job title. Is it crazy to go and get the LPN? I have considered this so that I can apply to jobs for LPNs. I will do ANYTHING to get my foot in the door. I am so discouraged and downhearted. I am in limbo, I can't make any kind of plans or know what the future looks like (except dismal) because I am always looking for a job.I wish I had never gone to nursing school. Now I am out of work...
Really just down, down, down.
- 2Mar 9, '11 by Luv2care0907If I don't get a response to this question, I will post it in the General area - but why do you think that some of the hospitals are posting hundreds of RN positions as though they have openings but when I apply, they say that someone else with greater qualifications is available. Then when I go back to the postings a month or so later, I notice the same job is available. I apply and get the same response. Why do you think that is happening? These are for positions which I have experience. Albeit many years ago.
- 1Mar 10, '11 by B52-HAfter 8 months of hearing absolutely nothing, I was invited to 3 different interviews in the span of two weeks (Neuro ICU, Trauma and Psych)
I can't really say that I did something special or different to finally get a call. I think it can be best summed up as:
"Throw enough mud at the wall and some of it will stick."
Getting the job offer is a whole other issue
- 2Mar 10, '11 by Esme12 Senior ModeratorQuote from Luv2care0907If I don't get a response to this question, I will post it in the General area - but why do you think that some of the hospitals are posting hundreds of RN positions as though they have openings but when I apply, they say that someone else with greater qualifications is available. Then when I go back to the postings a month or so later, I notice the same job is available. I apply and get the same response. Why do you think that is happening? These are for positions which I have experience. Albeit many years ago.
Some are not really hiring.....they psot themto say to their employee's "See we are trying to hire" but they really aren't hiring.......they like running it "tight".