Anyone applying to nursing school right now? - page 2

Hi all, I haven't been on here in awhile. Been really busy with work and school. I'm finally ready to apply. I've been finishing up my prereq's in a combination of methods. Online Micro, A&PII,... Read More

  1. by   MikeyJ
    Quote from wannabemw
    I have literally looked EVERYWHERE. NA Hospice? Yeah I gave them my resume when I was at a job fair in Feb. THEY NEVER CALLED!

    Yeah, over 1/2 my class also went & did the "College to Careers" also. I opted not to b/c I wanted to just work for a year & leave LV & they required a 2y commitment. Also I heard nightmare stories about placements prior to that (not getting the placement & being required to wk for 2y in 1 med/surg unit w/many undesirables. Luckily I haven't heard any bad things from my classmates iother than: required to wk nights, med/surg only & a few poor preceptors that were changed after requested by the new grad. (Personality conflicts happen). B/c of my experience I highly recommend finding an externship program. Most of them don't require more than 12hrs-24hrs a month I've heard. Plus its great experience.
    I have literally looked EVERYWHERE! Sunrise, UMC, St Rose, North Vista, Summerlin, Nellis (contractor-Spectrum requires 5yr experience!), VA (gotta get a lot of info together (transcripts) for VA + do a med test, have 3 letters of recom. & some samples of your work from clinicals). I also tried some HHC (Home Health Care) places & a few others I don't recall. I have spoken w/5 recruiters that have called & 2-3 of them have been looking for me.
    And still my plight goes on!
    Thanks for asking.
    Are you an RN or LPN? I figured you were an RN after reading your posts. That is crazy that you have been unable to find a job here in Las Vegas -- especially at Sunrise where they have sooo many positions open. I don't know anyone that has recently graduated from NSC, but everyone that I know who has graduated from UNLV and CCSN have all been offered jobs around the city.

    Have you been applying online or calling the nursing recruiters at the hospital?
  2. by   wannabemw
    I am an RN-BSN & feel as if I am the only one in my class w/o a job! I interview well, ask all the right questions (got a list from the alumni college job site). I just hit it at a bad time. With Sierra HC pulling out of the Valley Hosp syatem I happened to be the lucky girl w/o a job! I had an offer from UMC-but as I mentioned:hiring freeze! I am awaiting a med/surg position offer. I won't know until next week. In the meantime I am still hard at work looking!. What kills me is that a friend of mine got a call 2 interview & she is 1 of my references! She gets offers all the time (okay I shouldn't say it but: I really hope this isn't an equal opportunity issue. I never thought about it until my DH said something.
    The only 2 reasons I can think of as to way I am YET still unemployed as an RN are: 1.) My resume sucks or 2.) I had cervical surg in Dec for herniation & bone spur = discectomy & fusion of C5,6, & 7 w/a titanium CAGE placement (I had a MVA: rear-ended 2yrs prior to surg). I had compression of my nerves that resulted in bilat numbness & weakness. The surg worked well & today the only accommodation I require is w/lifting!
    If asked: I tell. If they don't, well, they will eventually need to know: so I am honest w/them.
    Eg: 1 app asked, so I didn't say anything @ the interview, but had they asked, I would have been very honest!
    This had better result in more settlement $$! :chuckle That's all I have to say! B/c not working as a nurse stinks. After 7years of working to obtain this goal! (Thanks for letting me vent a little. I needed this!)

  3. by   wannabemw
    Quote from sistermike
    Have you been applying online or calling the nursing recruiters at the hospital?
    Both! This is why I am so frustrated!