Help!! New RN w/ 6 months experience in CA needs a job!!


I'm so discouraged to get a job in here southern california. I had a job in ICU right after the graduation in Dec. 2008. It wasn't my first choice to be an ICU RN, in fact, it was my least favorite area during nursing school. I know... I made a mistake, I took the job because I was afraid that I wouldn't be able to get a job as a new grad. It was a big mistake. I worked very hard, I used 150% of my effort, energy, and emotion to survive. After 6 months, my manager and myself, both realized that this was not a match for me and I resigned myself. Now, I'm having a very difficult time to find a job. All places require at least 1 yr experience in acute care. I've sent numerous applications and resume since August. I only had 2 interviews so far. I am doubting myself now, if I ever be able to have a job as a RN. I wish I could expand Job Search area but I'm a single mom and own a house in here. It is not easy to relocate now. Don't know what to do... I love to be a nurse. I know I can be a good nurse. I'm getting a certificate for EKG reading this week. I wish someone could give me a second chance. I really appreciate if anyone can gives me an advice what to do.


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boy you are NOT alone. Aaaaaaaaand, 6 months experience is still great. One bit of advice; apply to all the jobs that say they want one yr experience. So far, the two interviews I've gotten were listed that way. I've been told by many new grads who got jobs to apply for them, not just the new grad jobs. Good luck!

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