New Nursing Job....So Hard to Come By???


I work at a hospital in Hattiesburg Mississippi. I have been here for about 8 months, this is my first nursing job. I got my license in May 2009. I love being a nurse, but I HATE where I work and I figured that out shortly after I started there. I have been looking for another place to work for the longest time and NOTHING! I have even just started to look at different fields just to get out. I think its sad. I've tried every other facility and hospital here and I do not really want to move. Anyone have any suggestions?

roser13, ASN, RN

6,504 Posts

Specializes in Med/Surg, Ortho, ASC. Has 17 years experience.

"Anyone have any suggestions? "

Well, it seems as if you've explored all your possibilities. If you don't want to move and there are no nursing jobs in your area......

Plus, I hate to say this, but you are one of the luckier ones in this economy, no matter how much you hate your job. There are so many out--of-work nurses on this forum who would trade places with you in a second.

I know that doesn't make you feel any better about the job that you hate, but it's the current reality.

Testa Rosa, RN

333 Posts

Specializes in Tele Step Down, Oncology, ICU, Med/Surg. Has 6 years experience.

Whatever you do don't come to the San Francisco Bay Area. I would love to be in your shoes. I miss practicing my craft so much. I came to nursing as a second career and put my family thru hell and near financial ruin to pursue my BSN.....and am sitting here with my newly minted RN spending hours a day putting applications nobody will ever read. Am very discouraged and wish I could trade with you.


10 Posts

Specializes in Home care.

I suggest you hold on to your job darely untill you are 100% sure of getting another job. It is a difficult job market out there right now, I hope things turn around real soon. I have graduated in May 08 and pass my nclex Jan 09 Been looking for work since then,(NY) thank God I just found a new job doing home care, not the kind I was hoping for but I'm still thankful after knocking at so much different door, only to hear "You need atleast one experience". Hold on and keep your fingers cross..