The Unemployed RN - page 5

Hello, I've been unemployed since June-July, up till now. I thought there would always be a need for nurses. In the 80's hospitals were recruiting like crazy, talking about the nursing shortage... Read More

  1. by   NursesRmofun
    EwaAnn LOL...Jackpot...yes.
    Last edit by NursesRmofun on Apr 20, '15 : Reason: Addendum
  2. by   EwaAnn
    Quote from NursesRmofun
    EwaAnn LOL...Jackpot...yes.
    So did you hit the jackpot NursesRmofun? Sounds like it.
  3. by   NursesRmofun
    Just liked the wording in "jackpot"...haven't called yet to see if there is a jackpot in it. lol
  4. by   DorothyMay
    My advice network, network, network in my part of the world it is not what is listed down on your application , although a BSN is minimum level for consideration...however if you know someone who knows someone who works at the facility you are interested in working in you will have a definite advantage and you need that advantage...recently my large hospital had a RN job fair and only 30 openings...however had over 700 applicants.
  5. by   sarajasmine3

    I've been an RN since '84 and am currently job hunting. I made the mistake of resigning from a f/t job for a Home-based contract position. Unfortunately, the agency I was working through didn't get the contract. So, while job hunting and no reliable car I took a retail position within walking distance to support myself and my teenage daughter. I renewed my license, but need to re-cert BCLS/ACLS which I plan to do in the next couple of weeks when a class opens up. I have over 9 yrs working Psych and the rest ICU and Tele. Feeling very frustrated. Thought my experience would be an asset!?!