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First Nursing Job Dialysis Am I Stuck Forever

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Biology2Nursing has <1 years experience as a ADN, RN.

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10GaugeNeedles has 11 years experience as a BSN and specializes in CCRN.

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2 minutes ago, Natkat said:

I  am not sure what it is that is hard to understand, but let me try again. I'll try and trim some of what I wrote before.

My first job after nursing school was in dialysis. About a year after graduation I began looking for other jobs and got nothing.  11 years later I am still in dialysis and still no one will hire me. In those years I have gotten a BSN and MSN and that has not helped at all. I still cannot get another job. I have applied everywhere - outpatient clinics, radiology, med-surg, doctors offices, infusion centers, nurse navigator, case management to name a few. No luck.  If I get a response it's always the same - I don't have enough experience. 

I want to get out of dialysis and get some other experience, but since no one will hire me I can't get any other experience. 

You have a masters? In what? Do you have your NP? And you can't get hired? Even as a med surge floor nurse? That's really odd. Sounds like you need to move. Have you tried monster.com? Local prisons? It might just be your area. Or your expected salary or something. Something is really amiss about your situation. If you get your NP, that's a guarantee since it doesn't really require experience. Your clinicals are your NP experience. 

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Natkat has 8 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in dialysis.

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Believe me, I have searched my soul and wish I knew what is going on. 

I do not have an NP degree. My degree is in management and leadership.  Wish I had gone the NP route, but hindsight is 20/20.  Anyway, since I have no experience in any other specialty besides dialysis, no one will hire me to be a manager in anything else - which logically makes sense. 

It could be the area I live in. I have had others tell me that the market in my area is saturated with nurses and the competition is tough - I live in Houston.  Actually I did work for a time as a research nurse at MD Anderson, but the commute was 4 hours a day - 2 hours one way - and was not sustainable. I gave it up after a year, and after I resigned, I think I slept practically around the clock for two weeks.  I could have moved but housing inside the loop is a million plus for a mid century home in need of numerous upgrades. 

I actually would like to get into something that would be more like auditing or billing. I realize now I should have gotten a degree in healthcare administration, because that is what holds my interest more than anything. But again, hindsight is 20/20. I like working with data more than people, but I don't know how to turn that into a career. 

I googled myself to see if anything negative showed up, and it all looks wholesome enough. I scrubbed my Facebook page of photos and posts that might come across as negative. So who knows? 

 

 

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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On 6/4/2019 at 10:28 AM, Natkat said:

I  am not sure what it is that is hard to understand, but let me try again. I'll try and trim some of what I wrote before.

My first job after nursing school was in dialysis. About a year after graduation I began looking for other jobs and got nothing.  11 years later I am still in dialysis and still no one will hire me. In those years I have gotten a BSN and MSN and that has not helped at all. I still cannot get another job. I have applied everywhere - outpatient clinics, radiology, med-surg, doctors offices, infusion centers, nurse navigator, case management to name a few. No luck.  If I get a response it's always the same - I don't have enough experience. 

I want to get out of dialysis and get some other experience, but since no one will hire me I can't get any other experience. 

Not you that I can't understand

The below is what I don't understand...this jumbled up comment has appreared in a couple of places.  I realize that the person is not an English as first language speaker.  Sorry for the confusion

May 14 by AnkitSharma52

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One my doubt differences in bachleors in dailysis therapy what will it job in abroad country like Canada a dailysis techinan or dailysis nurse because both are same in bachleors degrees i request to you tell me answer 

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