I dream of a working in a hospital

  1. I am a 30 year old female that recently got my RN. I've worked in nursing homes since I was 16 as a CNA/CMA and use to love it, but now I am just burnt out and really desire a job in a hospital. The problem is when I was 21 I got charged with an assault and attempted burglary. It was a situation that involved my boyfriend in bed with someone else and a poor decision on my part. Even those these charges are so old and I haven't been in any trouble since, these charges still keep me from working in a hospital. The state I live in does NOT expunge or seal these types of charges. My question is are then any hospitals that will hire me with this kind of record? I'm young, single, and have no kids so I was looking to relocate from my small town. I really was unsure of where I wanted to move too so I'm hoping to just go where I can find work doing what I dream.
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  3. by   Sour Lemon
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    I am a 30 year old female that recently got my RN. I've worked in nursing homes since I was 16 as a CNA/CMA and use to love it, but now I am just burnt out and really desire a job in a hospital. The problem is when I was 21 I got charged with an assault and attempted burglary. It was a situation that involved my boyfriend in bed with someone else and a poor decision on my part. Even those these charges are so old and I haven't been in any trouble since, these charges still keep me from working in a hospital. The state I live in does NOT expunge or seal these types of charges. My question is are then any hospitals that will hire me with this kind of record? I'm young, single, and have no kids so I was looking to relocate from my small town. I really was unsure of where I wanted to move too so I'm hoping to just go where I can find work doing what I dream.
    Have you worked as an RN, at all? Have employers specifically stated that your record is what's keeping them from hiring you? My answer for everything difficult is "border town", although there are certainly no guarantees. Have you applied anywhere out of your area yet?
  4. by   simone894
    I have no hospital experience. Ive only worked as a RN for a little less than a year. Ive applied at hospitals in other states and have been offered several jobs pending that's everything comes back okay. I've always been very upfront with what's on my record and get told it should be fine. But then once it comes back I get told that I'm too much of a " liability issue" with an assault on my record
  5. by   Sour Lemon
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    I have no hospital experience. Ive only worked as a RN for a little less than a year. Ive applied at hospitals in other states and have been offered several jobs pending that's everything comes back okay. I've always been very upfront with what's on my record and get told it should be fine. But then once it comes back I get told that I'm too much of a " liability issue" with an assault on my record
    Yep, that definitely sounds like a hard one to overcome. "Border town" is still my best suggestion. If they're not desperate enough to give you a chance, I don't know who will be.
    If you're currently employed in a SNF, I'd say that's a very fortunate thing. Things could have worked out in a worse way.
  6. by   simone894
    Thank you so much for the reply! Can you explain what or where border town is?
  7. by   Sour Lemon
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    Thank you so much for the reply! Can you explain what or where border town is?
    I'm from South Texas and under the impression that cities on/near the Texas/Mexico border are always desperate for nurses. I haven't been there for quite a while though, so ...
    Try McAllen, Texas?
  8. by   bugya90
    Try places that are further away from major cities. My employer would hire someone with a record as long as their nursing license was in good standing and the charge was more than a certain number of years ago (I think 5 but I'm not sure). All you can do is apply and see.
  9. by   simone894
    Thank you so much for the response! I tried to PM you, but wasn't sure how...can I ask where you work?
  10. by   sallyrnrrt
    Also small hospitals, which are very rural
    Best wishes
  11. by   OrganizedChaos
    I have worked in LTC and acute care. I was like you and had dreams of working in the hospital. Once I got in there it was just as bad as LTC. The grass isn't always greener.
  12. by   Leader25
    keep applying.
  13. by   not.done.yet
    Look for rural, underserved areas that are desperate for nurses. Think Indian reservations and places along the Texas/Mexico border and outlying areas in Alaska.

    Good luck!!

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