STILL don't have a job?? Vent here! - page 16

Hi all! I've been on this site for a while now, but haven't posted much. however, i feel like it'll just make me (and hopefully a few others) feel a bit better about this whole job situation if we... Read More

  1. by   Meriwhen
    Quote from LunahRN
    But you do need a BSN, right? I think the military is an excellent suggestion, and you are very wise to pursue it. I'm a military brat -- grew up in Germany. There are hospitals in many, many places around the world, not just Iraq. I would encourage everyone eligible to consider this route -- and check the Navy and Air Force as well. If I were younger, I would consider it when I finished my BSN! But my husband is former Army (infantry, AKA a "gravity tester for the 82nd Airborne"), and would probably NOT be happy if I joined up. LOL.
    Husband notwithstanding...they've upped the age limit for most of the military services to the early 40s, so depending on when you finish your degree you may still be eligible. And you never know, he may not mind being the military spouse.

    I'm thinking about doing myself once my BSN is done. My better half will be about ready to retire from the military at that point, and he said he wouldn't mind being the homemaker if I went active duty.
  2. by   Pixie.RN
    Quote from Meriwhen
    Husband notwithstanding...they've upped the age limit for most of the military services to the early 40s, so depending on when you finish your degree you may still be eligible. And you never know, he may not mind being the military spouse.

    I'm thinking about doing myself once my BSN is done. My better half will be about ready to retire from the military at that point, and he said he wouldn't mind being the homemaker if I went active duty.
    I've thought about it -- almost as much as I've considered also going overseas as a civilian RN! The problem with overseas is that my husband is a tattoo artist, and getting him licensed to tattoo overseas would be very tough/next to impossible, unfortunately -- I've looked into that already. Otherwise I would have applied to work at Landstuhl in Germany months ago! While his profession is very mobile, it has limits (like being stateside). However, it is still very very tempting! I miss the military culture. I'll be 38 (gack!) when I finish my BSN next year, so it does still bear consideration.
  3. by   kkia123
    I just got my RN and it's almost three months and not a single call or interview. I am becoming more and more discourage daily. I am about to apply for more school but I am afraid to waste the money!!! I have A BS in health science and a AS in nursing. If I knew that this was going to happen I would have never went back to school period. I was a waitress and made decent money doing so. I quit my job in August thinking I was going to get hired only to find that getting an RN job is next to impossible!!! Thank God that I am subbing as a school nurse in a town close by my house, but my desire to be in a hospital setting is so strong. I have never been depressed in my entire 29 years of life, and nursing has managed to have me SAD, HOPELESS, and CRYING everyday...
  4. by   Prado
    same here..i applied 30 nursing homes,,,,,,,covered all my area, up to 50 miles.....
    month passed and so far not even single call recived...
    tired of calling every nursing home now,
    when ever i called,,i say hi i applied for lvn job last month
    i just got one answer,,,we dont have any thing dam
    i wish my relatives or friend work in nursing home as a don,,
    i m keep trying,,,lets see now
  5. by   lweatherby
    If anyone is wanting to relocate Las Palmas in El Paso will hire new nurses and will take GN's willing to relocate. I got a job offer from them last week, but took an offer from Baylor in Dallas instead. I have also received interview calls from Denton Regional in Denton Tx and Cook's Methodist in DFW.
  6. by   LittleLRN
    Quote from lweatherby
    If anyone is wanting to relocate Las Palmas in El Paso will hire new nurses and will take GN's willing to relocate. I got a job offer from them last week, but took an offer from Baylor in Dallas instead. I have also received interview calls from Denton Regional in Denton Tx and Cook's Methodist in DFW.
    Hi lweatherby, thanks for the info. Did you travel all the way to Dallas to have an interview? And do they offer relocation assistance? Thanks in advance!
  7. by   lweatherby
    I did travel to Dallas, but I only live about 2.5 hours east of dallas. Relocation assistance was never discussed.... so not sure if they provide or not.
  8. by   LittleLRN
    Quote from lweatherby
    I did travel to Dallas, but I only live about 2.5 hours east of dallas. Relocation assistance was never discussed.... so not sure if they provide or not.
    Thanks for the info. I don't live in Texas so I was curious. But I have a feeling that they'll prefer ppl who live in Texas before they look at out of state candidates.
  9. by   givingup2009
    LittleLRNThanks for the info. I don't live in Texas so I was curious. But I have a feeling that they'll prefer ppl who live in Texas before they look at out of state candidates.
    hi i just got a job at mcallen tx if you like to move there, i moved all the way from Minnesota and they have up to 10 thousand dollars relocation assistance program for out of state and then five thousand dollars for instate..... so let me know if you interested and again i am a new grad... they still alot of openings, i took the day time med surg position... the hospital is great
  10. by   Phase-II
    I understand how you feel. I joined this site so that I could vent. They say they need nurses, the jobs are listed, I apply (long applications) and I wait. NO RESPONSE!!! I'm an 18 year veteran, (50 years old) and I quit my job with the state because I was being sit up by management for failure. (I'm not quite ready for retirement.) She would tell me to do something, I would tell her that it was wrong according to rules and regulations. She would tell me to do it her way. I did, and then she would tell me it was wrong, write me up, and call me in the office with the Director! Frustrating and confusing. I didn't want to lose my license after so many years so I quit! I thought that I would be able to walk out of one job and into another. After six weeks of unemployment, I've submitted 6 applications, a dozen or more resumes, been on three interviews (one lasted 2 1/2 hrs.) and I'm still unemployed! Wonderwoman, I'm going to Walmart to work, if they will have me. At least I will be able to make my car payment with that money!

    We made it through nursing school and we will make it through this. HANG IN THERE......
  11. by   Vanillanut
    Allow me to join in this interesting, depressing yet hopeful discussion...

    I am quite shocked to read all this. I am Canadian (live in Vancouver) and I graduate with my BSN in May 2010 (one semester left). Even though it is 6 months ahead I have already been hired in the exact area I want, in the hospital I want (Emergency at a level 1 trauma hospital here). Out of approximately 50 people that will be graduating with me next spring, I know of ONE who didn't get in where she wanted to (but found a position elsewhere). Yes- 99% of us already have jobs lined up for the taking, and this is months away. I'm not meaning to be snyde, I'm just really surprised how different things are so closeby.

    Perhaps come on up to Canada, we're friendly up here and the dollar is pretty much on par (new grads start around 30$/hr + benefits). If you go to rural places, you can make a killing. Hello Mr. Polar Bear.

    So I suppose my question would be twofold: I have read some people who have a lot of experience/BSNs getting rejected, but is this the case for everyone posting on this board? Does everyone here have a BSN and still can't find employment? Or is it more difficult for the ADNs? Or does it even matter?

    And two, is this largely geographic I take? Does anyone know how the situation is around the Seattle area?
  12. by   LittleLRN
    Quote from Vanillanut
    Allow me to join in this interesting, depressing yet hopeful discussion...

    I am quite shocked to read all this. I am Canadian (live in Vancouver) and I graduate with my BSN in May 2010 (one semester left). Even though it is 6 months ahead I have already been hired in the exact area I want, in the hospital I want (Emergency at a level 1 trauma hospital here). Out of approximately 50 people that will be graduating with me next spring, I know of ONE who didn't get in where she wanted to (but found a position elsewhere). Yes- 99% of us already have jobs lined up for the taking, and this is months away. I'm not meaning to be snyde, I'm just really surprised how different things are so closeby.

    Perhaps come on up to Canada, we're friendly up here and the dollar is pretty much on par (new grads start around 30$/hr + benefits). If you go to rural places, you can make a killing. Hello Mr. Polar Bear.

    So I suppose my question would be twofold: I have read some people who have a lot of experience/BSNs getting rejected, but is this the case for everyone posting on this board? Does everyone here have a BSN and still can't find employment? Or is it more difficult for the ADNs? Or does it even matter?

    And two, is this largely geographic I take? Does anyone know how the situation is around the Seattle area?
    It is really hard to get jobs and I have a BSN. Most of my fellow classmates still don't have jobs and have been searching for 6 months already. However, in my area they do have posting for nurses with experience so i guess it's just harder for new grads here in ny.
  13. by   DestinedRN09
    Quote from givingup2009
    LittleLRNThanks for the info. I don't live in Texas so I was curious. But I have a feeling that they'll prefer ppl who live in Texas before they look at out of state candidates.
    hi i just got a job at mcallen tx if you like to move there, i moved all the way from Minnesota and they have up to 10 thousand dollars relocation assistance program for out of state and then five thousand dollars for instate..... so let me know if you interested and again i am a new grad... they still alot of openings, i took the day time med surg position... the hospital is great
    Hey, I just sent you a pm, I'm very interested in moving to Texas.

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