Found a Nursing Jobs, two years later! - page 3

Tomorrow starts my first day of Nursing Orientation. And like the title implies, I have been waiting two years for this day. I have applied to hundreds and hundreds of nursing jobs, and no one would... Read More

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    So I wrote a long message to you. Don't think you were able to receive it. A popup message said I would have to reply to atleast messages for my message to be sent. So i will try and reply to it again.

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    I am not an experienced nurse. I graduated two years ago with my AAS in nursing. Within that time I applied to jobs every chance I got and also went back to school for my BSN (RN-BSN program did not do bedside care clinicals). I graduated this year with my BSN. So technically I've been a new graduate nurse for two years and this will be my first RN job.
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    Thank you everyone for the well wishes. I appreciate it very much. I will be meeting with my preceptor in the next few days and I will let you all know how it goes.

    For people who are still searching for that first RN job, PLEASE DO NOT GIVE UP!!! It is frustrating and depressing to have to go through rejection after rejection. But don't quit. Continue to apply, continue to call nurse recruiters (even if they do not return your call), and continue to stay positive. If you have to take a break, do it but don't quit.
    I started applying for jobs in august 2010; sometimes daily and/or weekly. I decided to take a break the first week of July 2012. For three weeks I took a break and decided to hang with friends/family to gain more positive energy. When I actually decided to start applying again, I set out a plan. I told myself, I'm going to apply to five jobs and follow up on those five jobs before I apply to anymore. I followed up by calling for nurse recruiters for those facilities in which I applied to; I left messages until someone called me back for an interview.
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    wow after 2years, congrates
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    Congratulations on your job! Thanks for sharing your experience!!It has been truly inspiring to me because before reading your post, I was questioning whether my continuing on to earn my BSN will ever pay off in civilian sector. If it doesn't, there's always military nursing for me!

    I'm curious as to the type of nursing job you have? Is it in a hospital?? How has your experience on the job been so far?

    Please keep us posted. I'm sure any insight will continue to be inspiring to those, including myself, who have yet to land their first nursing job.
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    Can't wait 'til I can post a big headline news that says " I Finally Got A Nursing Job!!!" Until then, I'll keep my head in the books...

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