NOT SELECTED, Am I being perceived as a second class nurse? - page 2

Could someone please HELP ME? I am beginning to feel like an undesirable to the Acute/Hospital Care Community. I have been a registered nurse for the last three years, with a two year degree... Read More

  1. by   PrayeRNurse
    "The economy has pushed many new RNs into areas they never thought they'd end up " (personal communication, Multicollinearity, 2013). I am a new grad BSN and a former EMT-II. I just took a job as a school nurse for 2013-2014 school year because acute care is not picking me up! I am looking at is as great training and will keep a record of the types of "patients" that I see. I hope I will be able to show that I did not just see the common cold. My daughter is a school nurse and saw 96 pts one day! She has handled broken bones, overdoses, dislocated knees, major head trauma, and shock. Sounds like a typical night in a slow ED! I don't want employers to see me as settling for the school nurse job. I hope to gain experiances with upset partents, IEP meetings and pediatric care as well as teaching as my school is very focused on prevention. This is public health nursing as it is a very poor district and I look forward to the challenge.
    Look at your attitude if you take a job outside the hospital. You have not settled but refocused as the situation called for. That is good nursing!" Best on the job hunt.
  2. by   itsnowornever
    I'd still get your name off the Internet.

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
  3. by   ♪♫ in my ♥
    While I understand your willingness and desire to make your posts under your real name (presuming that's what you're actually doing), you may also be working against yourself.

    You are permitting potential employers to see the raw, unedited version of yourself, revealing your emotional content, and even providing writing samples which may present you in a less-than-perfect light (perfection is what is expected in the job-hunt presentation).

    You're also providing a time-immemorial declaration of yourself that will remain long after your personal thoughts and views have evolved... which is just unwise.

    Finally, you're demonstrating to potential employers your willingness to 'go public' on the internet... something which they're uncomfortable with in these times of inappropriate Facebook revelations that can be linked to specific institutions.

    As a 50-year-old person who lived in the days before computer networks, blogs, and tweets, I can only urge caution in the public use of these media... they're more likely to hurt you than to help you.
  4. by   Cursed Irishman
    After a few years as an ICU nurse, I had to google what "memory care" is. Yes, you are a second class nurse.

    What is it you are trying to do? Are you trying to be a bedside nurse in a hospital? If so, then your skills as described will not be advantageous. If you are looking for case management jobs: those seem more in-line with your description; however, you are held back greatly by lack of a BSN.

    As previously noted: Your years of experience do not jive: you say you've been a nurse for three years, but list four years worth of experience. You've had four jobs in three years? Not appealing.

    "My colleagues tell me I am strict when following policies and procedures and seek my advice" - This statement seems to counter itself.

    Your descriptions seem to focus on the superfluous: Its great you're bilingual and want to help, but I can use a phone and get the same results. Get or at least start on your BSN. Maintain your BLS, get ACLS & PALS. Try to get a certification. Set yourself apart by investing in your professional development.

    And take your name off of your postings.