Hi, I just graduated from a SACS and NLNAC-accredited ASN program, passed the NCLEX, have license in hand.
I was a very successful health care manager with an MBA. I have applied for numerous jobs, only to be rejected repeatedly.
My nursing school program director says that I should understate my experience and education (remove the MBA from the resume and downplay my past jobs), because he believes that hiring managers are afraid that I'll come in and threaten their jobs.
Others have told me that my education and experience set me apart from the typical new grad, and that I should demonstrate how my patient satisfaction, quality improvement and Joint Commission experience make me a better novice nurse.
I am not looking for a management position. I chose nursing at this point in my life because I wish to provide direct patient care. It is an emotional and spiritual decision. I don't want the manager's job. I just want to be the best nurse I can be.
Any advice anyone can share will be much appreciated.