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Feeling discouraged


Hello all,

this is my first time posting in this thread, but I have found encouragement reading the many post. I have decided to follow another path in this profession. I would like to pursue OR nursing. Keeping that in mind my goal is to take the operating room course. I have recently left a very stressful job and thus I have been job hunting for quite a while now. In the beginning of my job search I received a few offers but declined because I was so stressed and could not decide where in this profession I belong. A few years ago I was given the opportunity to take the OR course all expense paid but I was afraid so I declined. But after careful soul searching and crying and praying, I took a personality test and I was directed to a role in the OR environment.

I am not seeking employment to pay for my education and other expenses. There are a few places I have signed up with that I am waiting for a response. Everyday I search for employment for hours at a time. I really want this opportunity. I am a hard work who values this profession.

Some days are better than others, I have received a few interviews lately but the distance is too great they are 2-4hr away. I even went as far as to ask for my old job back but it not get it. So I feel discouraged because I have found an area of interest but I have no means to afford it, and I my expenses need my attention.

Thanks for the vent.

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.


You're welcome for the vent. You posted over a month ago and I've just now found your thread. So, how's it going?

I've got a few more other questions, if you feel like answering them:

What made you decide to consider OR Nursing?

What stressed you out about your other jobs?

What do you mean by the fact that you've found an area of interest but have no means to afford it?

Answer if you want. Or not. The best to you.


hello dave,

thanks for your response. A lot has happened since this post. I am doing a lot better. I have found employment that I enjoy that will get better and I am starting school soon. Life is good and it can only get better. I have made some very difficult decisions, but they are in my best interest. I wish you all the best for the coming new year.

Davey Do

Specializes in around 25 years psych, 10 years medical. Has 42 years experience.


Wow. Out of sight, out of mind, I guess. I missed your response last December and just now found it. It's good to hear that things are going better for you.

Thanks for the Well Wishes.