*UNEMPLOYED NURSES* - page 16

by bree*

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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


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    RN with BSN with 4 years experience in NH in long term care, research, 6 months hospital. unemployed for 8 months, countless online applications, just had 2 interviews. Got a job offer that wanted me to start in less than a week, requested a later start date due to insufficient day care, awaiting answer!
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    Hello still looking,
    I feel compel to respond to your note. Sometimes life is trying to stir us in other direction but we want to force the way. Obviously you are a smart one. you should try health care administration or the military.
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    We need to start calling our State representative, call NPR CNN and let them know that American NUrse born raised studied in America are not able to find employment. Charity begins with self. We should not be importing Nurses. Can we start a petition to the health department. Please someone do the research find who we can write to. put it on facebook twitters and all the others.
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    Quote from jbenz
    RN with BSN with 4 years experience in NH in long term care, research, 6 months hospital. unemployed for 8 months, countless online applications, just had 2 interviews. Got a job offer that wanted me to start in less than a week, requested a later start date due to insufficient day care, awaiting answer!
    I am in NH as well and have been licensed for 9 months and just recently got an offer as well (hospital setting). I had my pick of a March 28th start date or an April 18th. I opted for the April date as I too need to arrange day care for my son.

    I am curious as to where you will be working! If you feel comphy in sharing, PM me. If not, I totally understand. :-)

    Congrats and good luck!
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    Quote from klone
    It'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.
    Your right, my comment is geared more toward new graduates. I dont know not one new graduate that got a job unless they had personal connections in the facility where they got the offer.
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    Quote from melmarie23
    i am in nh as well and have been licensed for 9 months and just recently got an offer as well (hospital setting). i had my pick of a march 28th start date or an april 18th. i opted for the april date as i too need to arrange day care for my son.

    i am curious as to where you will be working! if you feel comphy in sharing, pm me. if not, i totally understand. :-)

    congrats and good luck!
    hi melmarie23 was in nh now in california good luck to you in your new job!
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    sorry i was in nh now cali
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    Count me in.

    Unemployed since 11/2010. Started in '09 as a new grad LVN at an urgent care clinic. The completely irregular shifts that turned out to be mostly nights and weekends finally took their toll on my family so I left in 8/2010 to join a pedi practice. I took a significant paycut, but I absolutely LOVED that job. I looked forward to going to work every day. The doc I worked with told me all the time that they were so happy to have me. Thanked me constantly for everything I did. Never ever said a negative word to me. Never once criticized me. Told me daily what a great nurse I am.

    Then he fired me out of nowhere.

    The day of my 90 day review I walked into his office thinking we were about to discuss my 90-day pay increase. Nope. Fired. I was completely blindsided and was never given a reason. (I'm in Texas and it's a right to work state - they can do that here.) I was just told "It's not working out." I had no warning. I had never been fired before. At the time, my partner had been laid off after over a decade with a huge company. I lost our family's only income that day. I filed for unemployment and my partner cashed in his IRA so we had money for rent and bills.

    So now this job that I loved is a huge black mark on my resume. Three month stints don't look too good. On top of that, I now have the added stigma of 5 months of unemployment. My partner, thankfully, found work right after Christmas. My unemployment benefits run out next month unless I file for an extension. I spend most every single day applying for anything I can find. LTC, Home Health, Clinic, Private Practice. Any LVN job really. Going to job fairs. In 5 months I have had 3 face to face interviews. That's it.

    I feel like taking that job ruined my entire career. Nobody wants to hire me. I am a nurse and I can't practice. It's so frustrating and I feel really helpless.
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    I am in the NYC area. Licensed in CT and in NY. One year experience as an RN and another year experience as a CNA, both in oncology and hospice.
    I've been unemployed for 7 months in 2 days ... losing hope ... crying often ... unable to pay bills ... very scared.
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    RN graduated with a 3.8 gpa in 12/2010. Seattle area!! Over 200 applications, 1 call with 1 interview, and although it was for a new grad/residency position, they went with the experienced candidate. My classmates who are getting hired either already worked at the facility or know someone high enough on the food chain to get them in.... Currently I am barely getting by waiting tables... And, I quit a decent paying job to go to nursing school, and for what? for $20,000 in loan debt, oh and the ability to utilize critical thinking!!
    ohioSICUrn, JeanettePNP, netglow, and 1 other like this.


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