without a job until after new years - page 3

Hello I am a new RN that passed NCLEX. I am writing to maybe vent or maybe get some advice who knows. Anyways I just found out I cannot be a graduate nurse (you know start working) right now... Read More

  1. by   pixierose
    Quote from RN252
    I am not a troll... I literally just got my license. I will be honest going through nursing school and studying my ass off has burned me out. In fact I took the nclex without even caring. I just said sat there and said well if i don't pass i am done with this XXXX. Alot of you are snobby but will be shocked at how many escorts i knew are in fact nurses now. I have never done it myself but i know people that do... I dont look down on them. I was simply venting... I may or may not do it but after spending 2 freaking years learning as much as possible even topics i know i will never want to know i am broke while my friends who are escorts have freaking homes fully paid for and brand new cars. Sometimes I get mad because I decided to help people but now here i am broke and hungry. Yes my graduate nurse program starts in 2 months but i cant wait that long. I hear some people have jobs already but I don't know what that means. Can a graduate nurse work somewhere else like a nursing home while they wait? Every other job i search for wants an experienced nurse. I refuse to be a tech like how the hell am i working backwards. I just want to learn to use my skills and do what i have always wanted to do. . like i said I am NEW to the field. My parents never even finished high school so I cannot ask them for advise.
    Ah. Ok. Well, you do you then. Or whoever.
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 7 : Reason: quoted edited post
  2. by   RN252
    Okay I will... I am 20 so I have my whole life to figure **** out.
  3. by   RN252
    Thanks

    I wont do it. I was just venting. You are one of the few on here that gave me suggestions without making fun of me. I had severe depression a year ago and whenever I needed some advice noone helped me. Again thank you God Bless.
  4. by   PWA98
    Quote from RN252
    Thanks

    I wont do it. I was just venting. You are one of the few on here that gave me suggestions without making fun of me. I had severe depression a year ago and whenever I needed some advice noone helped me. Again thank you God Bless.
    Make sure you talk to a professional about your depression. Also don't try to keep up with the jone's. You will have a nice house and car one day. There is no reason to put your self at risk for material things. Like other people said get another job for the rent and things you need, not what you want.
  5. by   CalicoKitty
    Being a prostitute and getting caught can/will cause you to lose your nursing license. Nursing (well the Board of Nursing) has an expectation of "morality". That is why ethical and moral issues are treated harshly. Some BONs do not care if you were 14 and forced into prostitution, they consider it a moral fault. Get caught with a DUI or drugs, once, expect to either lose your license or spend 5 years doing weekly out of pocket drug tests. Moral laxity is frowned upon.

    You are not a "graduate nurse", you are a "NEW grad nurse". A graduate nurse is one who has graduated but didn't yet take their NCLEX. Silly distinction, but you are a full fledged NEW graduate nurse (an RN without experience).

    Nursingish- You can try to see if a Flu clinic will hire you. It is that season. They sometimes go to various locations and just give flu shots to people. See if you can get a job in a nursing home or something. I think they often hire people, but can be incredibly hard for new grads, and it will probably look bad if you leave so soon.

    You can try to find some other holiday work, retail hell.

    You can do the hustle jobs like someone mentioned - uber driver, etc. You can do physical crap like raking leaves or shoveling snow.

    New grad programs are good. It is worth the wait, but they fill up pretty fast. Since the orientation programs are intense, they usually only run one at a time, in cohorts, so only every few months.
  6. by   DowntheRiver
    Quote from CalicoKitty

    You are not a "graduate nurse", you are a "NEW grad nurse". A graduate nurse is one who has graduated but didn't yet take their NCLEX. Silly distinction, but you are a full fledged NEW graduate nurse (an RN without experience).
    Came here just to say this and will just quote this to reiterate.

    If this is legit, saw today at my local Target that they are hiring and you can start instantly @ $13/hour.
  7. by   Hoosier_RN
    You call many on here snobby, but you are coming off with an attitude that is not exactly the best either. Understand, not one person on here has any control over when you start your nursing job, you are the one who put the escort idea out there. Realize that it is an illegal activity and to come to other nurses and say that you are thinking of participating in illegal activity is going to bring responses that you are not going to like. Many of us have gone through this type of situation, and have never resorted to illegal activity. There are many other avenues to pursue to get you a check until then, and many suggestions have been made. I do hope that you will talk to a professional regarding your depression. Good luck with the nursing career
  8. by   RN252
    Thank you! I wont do escorting. I was never going to anyways just was venting and really mad. It sucks studying all night and getting mentally scarred while your party friends do very bad things but make a ton of money. I was always the good girl. Honestly if i was that serious to escort I wouldn't have even thought of going through nursing school. Again I was just venting and really mad lol
  9. by   pixierose
    Quote from RN252
    Thanks

    I wont do it. I was just venting. You are one of the few on here that gave me suggestions without making fun of me. I had severe depression a year ago and whenever I needed some advice noone helped me. Again thank you God Bless.
    Whoever you asked for advice, it certainly wasn't under this screen name. And the people on here give fantastic advice ... for those who actually seek it.

    Especially about depression.

    Like Hoosier said, there are many avenues to pursue. And illegal activity? That'll bring your nursing career to a halt real fast. There's good advice on this thread from those of us who gave btdt. There's good advice you can search for as well.

    Also, you're not a graduate nurse. You're a new grad nurse. Huge difference.
  10. by   cleback
    Quote from RN252
    Thank you! I wont do escorting. I was never going to anyways just was venting and really mad. It sucks studying all night and getting mentally scarred while your party friends do very bad things but make a ton of money. I was always the good girl. Honestly if i was that serious to escort I wouldn't have even thought of going through nursing school. Again I was just venting and really mad lol
    Your post was about escorting until your rn job starts. If you never had any intention of doing it, then your post is, in fact, a troll post. You were just seeing how many people would react to it.

    Honestly, you have some growing up to do. Don't assert that you're going to participate in illegal activity to professional colleagues and then come back and say "just kidding!" You need to be more mindful of yourself if you want a successful career.

    If you can edit or addend your OP, I would definitely do so.
  11. by   hppygr8ful
    Quote from RN252
    I am not a troll... I literally just got my license. I will be honest going through nursing school and studying my ass off has burned me out. In fact I took the nclex without even caring. I just said sat there and said well if i don't pass i am done with this XXXX. Alot of you are snobby but will be shocked at how many escorts i knew are in fact nurses now. I have never done it myself but i know people that do... I dont look down on them. I was simply venting... I may or may not do it but after spending 2 freaking years learning as much as possible even topics i know i will never want to know i am broke while my friends who are escorts have freaking homes fully paid for and brand new cars. Sometimes I get mad because I decided to help people but now here i am broke and hungry. Yes my graduate nurse program starts in 2 months but i cant wait that long. I hear some people have jobs already but I don't know what that means. Can a graduate nurse work somewhere else like a nursing home while they wait? Every other job i search for wants an experienced nurse. I refuse to be a tech like how the hell am i working backwards. I just want to learn to use my skills and do what i have always wanted to do. . like i said I am NEW to the field. My parents never even finished high school so I cannot ask them for advise.
    Unless I am missing something a nurse with a license (which you are) can work the day you pass the NCLEX. Heck I worked for 6 months without a license as an interim permitee before I even passed the NCLEX. So I don't know what you're talking about. I won't put down anyone wanting to make an honest living but the world's oldest profession takes a toll on you and if someone decides to turn you in you can lose your license. Take any seasonal work you can and apply for temporary assistance.

    Hppy
    Last edit by sirI on Dec 7 : Reason: quoted edited post
  12. by   hppygr8ful
    I'd also like to say that I have been in some pretty tough places in my life. At one time homeless in the Oregon winter with two dogs that I should have rehomed but they were my only source of warmth. I've washed up in gas station bathrooms, and for a time honestly didn't know where my next meal was coming from and yet never reduced myself to prostitution. I cleaned dog kennels, waited tables swept floors etc.. So struggle is my old friend that keeps me humble. When it comes to survival no honest job is beneath you!


    Hppy
  13. by   caliotter3
    Quote from not.done.yet
    You refuse to be a tech but not a prostitute? Huh. So being a tech is beneath you and going backwards but having sex with strangers for money is not?

    What an an insult to all the hard working techs out there.
    Your negative attitude toward the jobs of techs and nursing assistants, who only do tasks that also fall under the realm of what licensed nurses do, tells everyone what your intent is with regard to working in healthcare. One could only hope that your employer "two months out" could see this thread, identify you, and correct a mistake in their hiring process. BTW, negative attitudes don't fare well in the escort business either.

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