First and foremost, I would like to say thank you in advance to those who took the time to read this and reply with some feedback! Any criticism is helpful and I and I am very thankful to hear other people's opinions in which I can learn from my mistakes in this job hunting business!
I recently graduated from my nursing program in December of 2011 with an Associates Degree in Nursing. And I have recently gotten accepted to a BSN program and will start in August. Currently, I have three part time jobs that and I work every single day to help pay the bills. My first job is a nursing tutor for the program where I got my nursing degree at. I LOVE this job and I see myself being a nursing instructor one day! I also work for my schools nursing department in the SKills Lab, where I do the inventory, and set up the simulations and assist the nursing instructors with the set up of their classes. My last job is in the customer service industry and I have been working there for the last 5 years.
I did fairly well in the nursing program and I graduated with a overall GPA of 3.7 (with my nursing school GPA of 3.6). And, I was placed in an ICU internship during my last rotation. I currently have ACLS, BLS, NIH stroke scale, AHA Rapid STEMI care ID, EKG & Basic Dysrhythmias certifications. I also plan on taking MORE certs that are related to Critical Care (i.e. 12 lead EKG). I also belong to a bunch of associations (ANA, American Critical Care Nurses, American heart association) Anyway, I am fairly desperate in finding a job right now. I will be losing my two jobs at the school next month because of the summer intersession and I need to find a RN job! Reading over some threads about how some very qualified people are still looking for jobs for the past year is pretty distressing and I just want to get some input on my resume and CV because I have not been getting ANY calls.
People keep telling me to volunteer. But @ this moment it is SO hard to work everyday and work 3 jobs! I DO plan on volunteering next month because I will have more time on my hands. The idea of joining the Peace Corp has also crossed my mind because I think it would be a great experience for me personally--and I was wondering if you all think that is a good idea? If I do join the Peace Corp, will Nursing recruiters care to look at that when I come back and try to find an RN job?
Also, does anyone have any ideas on what additional certs I should take for critical care? I am running out of ideas on what classes to take?
ANY feedback is helpful for me! And I greatly appreciate it!
I understand that taking on 3 part time jobs and starting my BSN school will be way too much for me! I plan on quiting my customer service position, but I plan on keeping my tutoring and skills lab job becauseI can keep in touch with my nursing instructors AND I just really do have a passion for teaching! And I am based in CA..so that would be really nice of you if you can PM me some places are hiring J I’d really appreciate it! …that is shocking to know that some hospitals already decided on who they would hire and their advertising is just for legal reasons! I really didn’t know that ! and I think that is TOTAL BS and I am sorry that happened to you!! Are you working now? (sorry for the language)
I will be taking your advice! This summer I plan on just going from hospital to hospital and just show my face around everywhere! P.S . I am new to the site and I don’t think I have the ability to PM..how do I get the ability to PM? Also my email address is RLUNAY21@gmail.com
if you could send it there for the time being that would be great! Thanks again!
Last edit by r.yusi on May 17, '12