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Employment Gap - should bring up nursing school

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by demeanor89 demeanor89 (Member)

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Hi all, 

 

So just a little history. I was a former nursing student who unfortunately did not complete nursing school and was dismissed after a uneventful incident in clinical (honestly it was a painful 1.5 years and came to realize I am not cut out to be a nurse at the end). It was a very hard time for me. However, after I left I worked for sometime and went back to school to get a MPH degree and was very successful. I realized that this was my niche. I am doing very well in my professional life and am currently working in research. I also currently will be moving soon and am looking for another job. There is a opening that offers good benefits, but the problem is they are asking for any employment gaps during my work history. I'm a bit iffy about mentioning nursing school because I feel like that could just possibly hurt me, even though it's in another field. But as usual, it's best to be honest. Can anyone give any advice on how to tackle this? I hope that just because I was a nursing school failure does not mean that I am not capable, especially since I have performed very well in my MPH school and in my current job. I don't want it to come off as a bad reflection on me.  

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Jedrnurse has 25 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in school nurse.

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Be non-specifically honest about those dates. "I was enrolled in a nursing program from such-and-such to such-and-such. Nursing wasn't a good fit so I pursued other healthcare options."

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hppygr8ful has 15 years experience and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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1 minute ago, Jedrnurse said:

Be non-specifically honest about those dates. "I was enrolled in a nursing program from such-and-such to such-and-such. Nursing wasn't a good fit so I pursued other healthcare options."

This is perfect

 

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