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Did you get the job you wanted?!?!

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

I've applied for a couple of specialty unit type jobs, but haven't heard anything. As time has gone on without any word, I'm assuming that I am not getting the job(s). I have contacted them to get the final word, but have not heard back yet.

This means I need to look in another direction and having had my heart set in one place, I am having a hard time moving on. My options at this point will most likely be med/surg, and in my head I know that the experience I will gain will NOT be a waste. Emotionally, I am not dealing with this thought very well. I look at other hospitals/positions and just can't imagine it.

Was anyone else in this situation where you had to chance course? What did you do? Where did you end up working? How is it going for you? Any other words to the (not-so) wise?!?!

moongirl

Specializes in OB.

yes, I was very very fortunate to land my dream job in OB, I started 1 week after I graduated, even before I took the boards. But.. I will tell you this, you are always put where you need to be. There are no accidents.. wherever you end up you will learn, grow, maybe stay or move on, but it will be worth it in some way, shape or form.

BUT.. on the rare occasion that I have to float to MS, I find that some of those skills are lost, and buried under the OB parts of my brain. Its like that Spongebob episode where he is " dump the files dump the files" because he has to lose his fry cook skills in his brain the make room for "fine dining." The med surg training I got as a student and precepting is there, but I have to dig for it.

So, if I was young and just starting out (instead of old and set in my ways) and a bit unsure what my future would hold, I would def go for the MS and get those roots

WDWpixieRN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

So, if I was young and just starting out (instead of old and set in my ways) and a bit unsure what my future would hold, I would def go for the MS and get those roots

Well, that's probably part of my frustration, lol....I am NOT young (chronologically anyway) and am 50+. I have had my heart set on this specialty area and just having a hard time redirecting myself at this point in my life....there's still a long shot I'll hear good news, but as each day passes, I am losing hope....thanks for the reply!!

But.. I will tell you this, you are always put where you need to be. There are no accidents.. wherever you end up you will learn, grow, maybe stay or move on, but it will be worth it in some way, shape or form.

And I am also old enough and have enough perspective, that deep inside I know this to be true. I am a huge believer in fate taking us where we need to be, and I think that's a part of what's bothering me so bad...I am having a hard time accepting this and I know that I know better, lol. :(

WDW - I can totally relate to you. :) I have my heart set on OB and I'm starting to lose hope of starting off in that specialty. There are no openings in the hospitals in my area in OB. :( I think I will have to start off on Med-Surg in a hospital that I'd like to stay at and try to switch to OB after my year of med-surg. It is not what I had my heart set on and I too am having a difficult time shifting my brain to accept that I will not start in OB. I guess I too know that everything happens for a reason and where I get placed will be where I need to be. :) Now have my brain tell that to my heart!

WDWpixieRN, RN

Specializes in Med/Surg <1; Epic Certified <1.

I guess I too know that everything happens for a reason and where I get placed will be where I need to be. Now have my brain tell that to my heart!

It's really tough, huh? I'm doing a bit better after finding out that I can do med/surg in this hospital and after a year apply to transfer, but it's frustrating when you know others are getting their "dream" jobs out of school.

The one thing I keep reminding myself is that there are so many positives in starting out in med/surg that will carry me through many other options in nursing as I move on....I'm just hoping to find a specialty within med/surg that I will enjoy!!

Best wishes to you!! :icon_hug: :redbeathe

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