I've been a nurse for 11 years. Lpn for 9 of those years, RN for the past 1 1/2 years. As an LPN i've only worked in clinics, LTC, home health, and staffing agancies. As an RN I've worked oncology in a pretty darn big hospital. Nurse ratio is the pits some nights. I have applied. I've called and spoke to managers and charges. I've come by the unit to talk. I don't know why they won't give me a chance? New grads get hired to train and I can't get a call back? I'm trainable just like any other RN. I like my hands on everything, meaning I'd rather have a hand in witht he MD at the bedside than taking notes and charting. Granted I know I have to chart, it's a given. But what I'm saying is that I don't understand. I'm savy, and smart. I know when situations are about to turn. I've caught a PE as it was being thrown, I caught a brain tumor when no one knew it was there, etc. IDK I have plans to go back to school for master's in anesthesia. I know I need ICU experience for that but I want L&D until then. Master plan, CRNA in L&D.
Any suggestions or comments would be helpful.