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by Psickal09 Psickal09, ADN (New) New Nurse

Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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I'm finally able to practice nursing after being out for 6 years. I'm on a 2 year probation with my BON with stipulations on passing narcotics and a public view of all my mistakes.

A fellow old coworker told me her LTC facility was desperately hiring and she even told them I was coming in to put in an application and seemed to be OK with it. I was hoping to get an interview on the spot so I could fight for a position and convince them that I'm worth taking a chance on. The DON was in a meeting and the HR lady told me she would give me a call to set up a interview. And I haven't heard anything.

I'm starting to feel like this is going to be a needle in a haystack. Prior to me leaving nursing I only had 2 jobs. One I left on good terms and one I was fired from and reported to the BON.

I guess I'm looking for some postive comments saying that you have found a job with a public BON record. I'm so desperate to get back to nursing I'm willing to work for free to show my worth! 🤦🏼‍♀️

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AbbeyR has 21 years experience as a ADN, BSN.

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I have heard that Davita is probation friendly. Case management or insurance. As you do not need to pass narcotics. There’s lots of help on this forum. Read the posts and reach out! There’s great support here!

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I am in the same boat. I have applied to no less than 100 places. Even had an offer but my CM said no go. I understand her reasoning. I am now trying to see if she will allow me to do home health, as I feel like it is my only option. I know everyone reads that places are desperate for RN's right now, and while that may be true, my "crimes" are the first thing they see.

I have no narc restrictions, shift restrictions or unit restrictions, but the fact there must be another RN in the building, no float, no call is killing my chances. I have tried dialysis, LTAC/SNF, plasma centers, etc. I have even applied to hospitals, all with zero response.

Good luck and hang in there. All we can do is try!

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Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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On 4/1/2020 at 10:30 AM, rn1965 said:

I am in the same boat. I have applied to no less than 100 places. Even had an offer but my CM said no go. I understand her reasoning. I am now trying to see if she will allow me to do home health, as I feel like it is my only option. I know everyone reads that places are desperate for RN's right now, and while that may be true, my "crimes" are the first thing they see.

I have no narc restrictions, shift restrictions or unit restrictions, but the fact there must be another RN in the building, no float, no call is killing my chances. I have tried dialysis, LTAC/SNF, plasma centers, etc. I have even applied to hospitals, all with zero response.

Good luck and hang in there. All we can do is try!

This is messing with my head so bad. It's such a punch in the stomach. A friend and old coworker pretty much had a job in the bag for me but I still haven't heard from them and I just looked and that position is no longer on the website. It's only been a week of me searching and it's been the worse. I am so desperate and willing to do anything but I cant find anyone to take a chance on me. I just hope it gets easier.

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2 hours ago, Psickal09 said:

This is messing with my head so bad. It's such a punch in the stomach. A friend and old coworker pretty much had a job in the bag for me but I still haven't heard from them and I just looked and that position is no longer on the website. It's only been a week of me searching and it's been the worse. I am so desperate and willing to do anything but I cant find anyone to take a chance on me. I just hope it gets easier.

I know how you feel. I was offered a position, but my case manager would not let me take it. I was sooooo sad. I have submitted at least 100 resumes and applications in the month since I was re-instated. It is discouraging, to say the least. I have a phone interview later today with a home health (my case manager said yes, as long as I check in once daily with the HH office and then again by phone). I do not even know if they will allow/make that exception for me. I guess I will see.

I really thought with everything going on, it would be easier to get a job, but, it is not.

Hang in there. We will get through this!

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Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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On 4/3/2020 at 2:12 PM, rn1965 said:

I know how you feel. I was offered a position, but my case manager would not let me take it. I was sooooo sad. I have submitted at least 100 resumes and applications in the month since I was re-instated. It is discouraging, to say the least. I have a phone interview later today with a home health (my case manager said yes, as long as I check in once daily with the HH office and then again by phone). I do not even know if they will allow/make that exception for me. I guess I will see.

I really thought with everything going on, it would be easier to get a job, but, it is not.

Hang in there. We will get through this!

Good luck with the interview. What kind of job did your case manager not approve you for? I haven't applied to any home health I just assumed that would be off limits.

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Texasmama72 specializes in 20.

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Where do u live? You can also try research companies for different positions. Some don't even require a license. Just a nursing degree..

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Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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6 hours ago, Texasmama72 said:

Where do u live? You can also try research companies for different positions. Some don't even require a license. Just a nursing degree..

Virginia

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KatEverly is a BSN and specializes in ABSN Grad w/ previous BA in Psych.

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7 hours ago, Texasmama72 said:

Where do u live? You can also try research companies for different positions. Some don't even require a license. Just a nursing degree..

Woah, is this offer still open? I have a BSN and also a BA in psych but currently no license. Hope to apply soon but worried my criminal record will have them force me into a state recovery program that I can’t afford and would be redundant since in the last 8 months I’ve already gotten a new psychiatrist, new psychologists, done IOP, and been in sobriety court with their insane monitoring. I live in MI and I work online right now but the pay isn’t great and neither are the hours (not enough hours).

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On 4/6/2020 at 2:53 PM, Psickal09 said:

Good luck with the interview. What kind of job did your case manager not approve you for? I haven't applied to any home health I just assumed that would be off limits.

Well, the interview went great, then at the final stretch, my CM decided she did not want me doing home health after all. To say the least, I was very unhappy. But I did not let my anger show to her. I know it sounds paranoid, but I do not want ANY retaliation from this program.

The first job I was offered was nights and the facility could not guarantee that another RN would always be in the building. Some nights, it could have been an LPN, so my CM said no.

I had yet another interview yesterday, for evening shift and it went very well. I am hoping if they offer it, my CM will NOT find something wrong with it.

I also got an email from HCA yesterday stating they are suspending all recruitment efforts until the pandemic decreases. I had similar responses from two other jobs I applied for. It is not as easy as everyone (outside healthcare and monitoring) seem to think it is.

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Psickal09 has 10 years experience as a ADN.

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On 4/10/2020 at 9:36 AM, rn1965 said:

Well, the interview went great, then at the final stretch, my CM decided she did not want me doing home health after all. To say the least, I was very unhappy. But I did not let my anger show to her. I know it sounds paranoid, but I do not want ANY retaliation from this program.

The first job I was offered was nights and the facility could not guarantee that another RN would always be in the building. Some nights, it could have been an LPN, so my CM said no.

I had yet another interview yesterday, for evening shift and it went very well. I am hoping if they offer it, my CM will NOT find something wrong with it.

I also got an email from HCA yesterday stating they are suspending all recruitment efforts until the pandemic decreases. I had similar responses from two other jobs I applied for. It is not as easy as everyone (outside healthcare and monitoring) seem to think it is.

Your CM wouldn't allow a LPN? My paperwork just says professional nurse has to be present. I had an interview Friday and she said she would be calling me this week after my background check comes back. I have a clean criminal record so I'm begging and praying To my higher power that this works out. 🙌🙏🤞

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hppygr8ful has 18 years experience as a ASN, RN, EMT-I and specializes in Psych, Addictions, Elder Care, L&D.

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I would encourage all of you to consider in-patient psych. The shifts are usually 8 hours and RN's are almost never required to pass meds as that is mostly done by psych techs and LVNs. They are also generally more forgiving that acute medical hospitals unless you are on the OIG Exclusion list. If you run your license through NURSYS you can see if you are an excluded entity. There are steps you can take to get off that list.

Good luck to you all.

Hppy

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