Are you having difficulty finding work?
- 0Jan 18, '13 by lumbarpainI have 17 years experience in sub acute/LTC, also experience in some hospice and home care.....I am a seasoned RN and have try diligently to get work anywhere in NJ...is this just me or is this a pattern around the country???? thanks for your input guys.
- 0Jan 18, '13 by TheCommuter, ASN, RN Senior ModeratorCertain cities, metro areas, and states have difficult nursing job markets. Many people from NJ, NYC, Philadelphia, and other Eastern Seaboard areas post on these forums about their inability to find work. Numerous other people post about their difficulties in California, parts of Colorado, and Las Vegas.
I live in Texas and have been gainfully employed in nursing throughout the past seven years that I have lived here. I have been trying to return to my home state of California, but my prospects have been bleak so far. With seven years of nursing experience I have been unable to find work in CA, and I am not willing to relocate without a job offer.
- 0Jan 19, '13 by lumbarpainthank you, I thought it was me and my paranoia about getting to be a seasoned nurse!!! I lived in a rural area, Vermont for 2 years, it was no bargain there either....part and per diem jobs only, one place was closed down by the state that I worked in. However being the jobs were no where to be found, I returned to NJ, foolishly thinking that its an overpopulated state, I will try again to find work and not be discouraged. Its been a long haul since I got back, seems like all my time is spent on the computer putting in resumes that will just get lost in cyberspace. I noticed you didnt mention Virginia, any hope with that state with LTC or Sub acute jobs? Thanks, I thought it was me all the while. S Lind
- 1Jan 19, '13 by lumbarpainQuote from lumbarpainI have 17 years experience in sub acute/LTC, also experience in some hospice and home care.....I am a seasoned RN and have try diligently to get work anywhere in NJ...is this just me or is this a pattern around the country???? thanks for your input guys.
thanks guys, just down and out now cause my best friend of 30 years just left me high and dry in a big rental home. and I only have 2 piddly jobs now. one is a cashier and one is a caregiver...NOT EVEN NURSING. and I have applied virtually all over the place. so frustrating. thanks for lending an ear. sometimes, family and friends get tired of hearing you.
- 0Jan 29, '13 by duhitsbrielleOh it's not just you...I just graduated from a BSN program from University of Central Florida with a good GPA (3.5) and got my FL RN license and cannot get a job. I have been called for a few interviews for new grad programs in the area but they are both at least an hour away. My local hospital will not hire me I have applied 56135816385 times and it's very very very discouraging and frustrating especially because I KNOW they have hired many new grads. It's almost like nurses in higher up positions cannot remember that they were once a new grads themselves and they are only where they are today because someone gave them a chance. It's honestly BS.
- 0Jan 30, '13 by Whitewlf00Im in same boat....I graduated with asn from Seminole state and I am three months from getting my BSN at UCF. I work as a tech at ORMC and no luck finding a job. ORMC isn't really hiring GNS, got into florida hospital gn program to interview for one position and didnt get it with more than a year of experience as a tech. Seems like actual hospital experience doesnt seem to matter. So I am branching out to the east coast. Might have to drive quite a distance for a year or two to accumulate experience. Plus it doesnt help that the hospitals I the area seem to be very cliquey. Its all about who you know.
- 0Jan 30, '13 by lumbarpainsometimes I honestly think that if you arent already working in a facility at some kind of low paying job and have ear shot of whats going to be available its almost impossible at times. My dilemma right now is waiting for my Inactive RN license to go through with the Board of Nursing in NJ....they seem to blame the retarded process (no joke intended, just seemed like the appropriate word to use) on Hurricane Sandy and everything got backlogged. I love computers, they make everything so easy....NOT!!!!!!