I am just writing to encourage all of you who are looking for work - it can happen!
I wanted to be a nurse all along, but I detoured through getting a B.A. in Anthropology (awesome degree, no obvious job). I worked at a nursing home, in home health, and at group homes as I went to community college for my Associate's Degree. Partway through we had some health struggles in my family. Around January, before a May graduation, I started looking for jobs. It was very disheartening to see classmate after classmate get a job at the local institution while application after application was rejected. Also I was hoping to get a job on a particular unit we had clinicals on, and the NM was encouraging but didn't post the jobs. Finally I applied to some float positions. I didn't think I really had a chance - new grad? Floating all over a giant hospital? It was a reach!
But I got the job!!! .6, evenings!!! (I might pick up some extra shifts but I like being able to say no!!)
Now I'm in orientation and I won't lie - it's exhausting! But I am so excited. Every day is new and different, and I'm not even floating yet, haha. I feel like I'm learning a ton, really fast, in a supportive and well-funded institution. (And my paycheck has improved dramatically!) Some days are struggles but even then I enjoy helping people and doing things to try to improve their quality of life. I have a long way to go but I'm exactly where I hoped to be. I am so thankful to my family and friends for their support and for God for getting me here, and I can't wait to see what the future holds.