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How hard is it to get a job?

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by IamaNurse001 IamaNurse001 (New) New

IamaNurse001 has 1 years experience .

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I graduated BSN in 2006, got my license and worked for only a year in the hospital. I worked in a completely different field after that and then I became a stay at home mom for 4 years now. I did a refresher course recently and I'm waiting for clinical placement right now. How hard is it for me to get a job? I feel so discouraged. I am ready to go back to work but I'm scared no one will hire me because of my lack of experience. 

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Rose_Queen has 15 years experience as a BSN, MSN, RN and specializes in OR, education.

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There are a lot of variables that are going to play into that. Unfortunately, you have an obstacle to overcome in that you don’t have recent nursing experience. What is the job market like in your area? If it’s saturated, do you have the option of moving to a less saturated area? It would be impossible to guess without more information. 

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RNperdiem has 14 years experience as a RN.

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Depends.

What is the job market like in your area? Lots of hospitals, clinics, nursing homes and other facilities in your area? Do you have a BSN(some places care more than others)?, Are you willing/able to work any or all shifts?

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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Agree with the above answers. We don't have enough info to answer your question. If you are in a high need area (rural, indigent, etc), you probably will do great. If you are in a major city that has a ton of nursing schools, you may have to look harder and be patient.

In basic terms, be open to jails, SNF, LTACH, rehab, clinic, less desirable shifts and probably less desirable facilities until you get your feet under you again. People DO re-enter the work force. It just may take a little bit. It sounds like you are doing all the right things.

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