I got a job!!!took 3.5 years!

  1. 26 My Story in bullets:
    * Graduated w/ BSN 2010>>>>passed NCLEX>>>officially an RN
    * Applied for every RN position I could, including SNF/LTC positions
    * Tried to join military after being told by EVERYONE the following:
    1. "1-2 years acute care experience required"
    2. "Experienced RN'S only"
    3. "NO NEW GRADS"
    4. "Sorry, we are presently not accepting New Grad Nurses"
    5. "NEW GRADS NEED NOT APPLY"

    * Failed Military physical and was denied waiver. (early 2012)

    I was devastated; Needless to say that I became severely depressed. I went through phases of severe depression followed by furious attempts to attain an RN position--anywhere. The same story kept repeating with the same result--me feeling worthless, rejected, inferior, jealous, resentful etc. . .

    I didn't give up. I always threatened to, but just couldn't. I kept applying---kept trying. I am pleased to say that I ACCECPTED AN RN POSITION this week. I start next week at a skilled nursing facility.

    It took almost 4 years. What a strange trip it has been. I can not even begin to describe the depths of despair I suffered over the last 4 years. Self-hatred, depression, suicidal ideation etc. However. . ..through that I have changed.

    I am so humbled and grateful for the opportunity that my graduating class would have scoffed at just 4 years ago. Am I nervous?? GOD YES! I have not assessed a pt. in almost 4 years. But, I know I can do it. It will be rough I know. . ..but I can do it.
    Last edit by Joe V on Mar 12, '14 : Reason: replaced font
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    About RN that never was

    Joined Oct '13; Posts: 12; Likes: 67.

    40 Comments so far...

  3. Visit  CrazyGoonRN profile page
    7
    Congratulations!!!
    stuphRN, mso819, cryingsky, and 4 others like this.
  4. Visit  caliotter3 profile page
    4
    Now this is good news! Best wishes in your new position!
    Ladyt03, mso819, Bubbles, and 1 other like this.
  5. Visit  annie.rn profile page
    4
    That is FANTASTIC!! Congratulations! You have a lot to be proud of and if you tackle this new job with the same determination you did your job hunt I can't imagine you not doing well.
    Ladyt03, mso819, Bubbles, and 1 other like this.
  6. Visit  inchii profile page
    3
    Congratulations! That would be an inspiration for other new grads!
    mso819, Bubbles, and nursefrances like this.
  7. Visit  Preemie 2 RN profile page
    3
    Congrats!!
    mso819, Bubbles, and nursefrances like this.
  8. Visit  meanmaryjean profile page
    3
    Good for you!
    mso819, Bubbles, and nursefrances like this.
  9. Visit  nursefrances profile page
    2
    Congratulations!!!
    Doing a happy dance for you:


    Your diligence certainly has paid off, good for you for hanging in there. Good luck to you as you begin your nursing career. Keep us posted.
    Last edit by nursefrances on Mar 7, '14
    LadyFree28 and mso819 like this.
  10. Visit  Esme12 profile page
    2
    Congratulations!
    mso819 and Bubbles like this.
  11. Visit  BrandonLPN profile page
    18
    You're going to have to change your userID now.
    bloodorange, Ambitious83, catonmylap, and 15 others like this.
  12. Visit  Been there,done that profile page
    0
    SOOO happy for you! Good luck... let us know how it's going.
  13. Visit  Bubbles profile page
    0
    Good for you!! I am wondering if there are others with similiar stories.
  14. Visit  RituK profile page
    0
    Congratulations! You are a good inspiration for all of us. May God give you success. All the very best.


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