I've been an RN over two years now. I worked in critical care for over a year.I started to suffer from crippling anxiety and depression, which progressed for months, until I finally had to speak to HR about the process to seek help for new things that have been happening.
After seeing 3 docs, medication, therapy, a month of medical leave, my family, my doctors and I decided I take a few months off, so I resigned.
Being away from work had me defeated and I felt like a failure so I rushed back into a new job after a month, and decided during training it was too early to go back.
Both facilities were very different, and I feel like I jumped the gun and psyched myself out at the second facility. Both places would be willing to rehire me. Due to embarrassment and maybe slight PTSD, I'd don't care to go back to my old facility.
I know there are many departments I could go to; however, my problem is always after the interview. It has been more than 6 months since my last job, and even then, I left before training, and it wouldn't make much sense listing them on a resume anyway.
So with me trying to skim the major parts of the background, I'm trying to seek assistance in applying for jobs and landing them with a considerable gap in employment and 1 solid year of nursing. I feel like I'm in a grey area because I don't know how they would perceive me applying to a new nurse program, yet maybe not consistent and experienced enough to get hired. Can I go back to nursing? How should I start?