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8 months and still no job

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by HCC2010 HCC2010 (New Member) New Member

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Hey everyone,

Its been 8 months now and still no RN job offer. I feel so frustrated and depressed because i keep getting rejected due to lack of experience. How am I supposed to gain experience when no one wants to hire. I'm reaching my breaking point and just wanting to give up. But i really do want to be a nurse. Don't know what to do any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Oh and one more thing i wanted to add. I got offered a medical assistant job but quit in two weeks because the workers were very unprofessional and i felt bullied. The MA's kept referring themselves as nurses and i was so annoyed. But i questioned myself if it was the right decision to make. If i kept the job i wouldn't be jobless.

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sunnyskies9 has 7 years experience.

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join the air force!! that's what I'm about ready to do.

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Well if HCC2010 stands for Henderson Community College than that is were I just graduated from. I have yet to find a job as well. But I do have two interviews. Try doing to the local hospitals that you applied to and talking to the Nursing recruiter and giving her a paper resume and cover letter on some nice paper. See if that helps. Good luck!:)

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Do you have your BSN? Most jobs now days won't hire unless you have your Bachelors. Also, maybe apply to places further away; commuting sucks but it could work out. You could also try out travel nursing if you are not tied down to where you are living right now?

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100% of nurse leaders must have a BSN. 75% of nurse managers must have a BSN (to go to 100% in 2013). The CNO must have a MSN. Magnet status does not have a degree requirement for staff RNs.

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NickiLaughs has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, RN and specializes in Emergency, Trauma, Critical Care.

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100% of nurse leaders must have a BSN. 75% of nurse managers must have a BSN (to go to 100% in 2013). The CNO must have a MSN. Magnet status does not have a degree requirement for staff RNs.

It's not a requirement for Magnet. HOWEVER, most hospitals have so many options from applicants one way to easily lower the applicant pool is require a BSN, it's happening at many hospitals here in Orange County, CA.

To the OP:

Have someone who works in HR look at your resume, it doesn't have to specifically be a nurse, just someone who is good with resumes. Along with that, focus on what you really want. You are more likely to be successful if your objective gives insight to what you want, not just "Graduate RN seeking opportunity within facility to provide excellent patient care." If you want Tele put: "Graduate RN seeking position involving excellent care to Telemetry patients through teamwork and arrhythmia knowledge"

Upsell your strong points and harp on any small accomplishment related to nursing. Did you have a GPA 3.5 or higher? Did you receive any aware? Did you assist with any sort of project in perhaps a leadership or community health clinical?

You have classmates who have jobs? Teachers who work at hospitals? Know that the lady in the third house down one street over to work in a hospital? Network like crazy! Gladly give them copies of your resume if they think they even might be able to pass it on to a nurse manager.

Every DAY apply for a job and follow up on another one. Persistence pays.

Don't give up! Something good will happen.

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tokmom has 30 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Certified Med/Surg tele, and other stuff.

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100% of nurse leaders must have a BSN. 75% of nurse managers must have a BSN (to go to 100% in 2013). The CNO must have a MSN. Magnet status does not have a degree requirement for staff RNs.

Not true in two hospitals I know of. ADNs are managers and leaders as you call them.

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