I'm a fairly new RN, graduated last December and had a rough start. My original internship in a telemetry/post transplant unit did not work out because the pace was too much and I found that the patient load and "patient dumping" onto new nurses on that unit was intolerable.
Following the three month training period, my preceptor decided that I was not a good fit for the unit. I was then forced to transfer to a Rehab/neuro unit where I've worked for the past 8 months.
Now that the one year mark is getting close, I've been trying to contact recruiters to try to get a position in med/surg/tele, but recruiters seem hesitant to speak to me given my job history and the fact that I'm working at a rehab unit(which apparently translates into me lacking any nursing skills at all)
And some recruitors are saying 1 yrs nursing experience is not enough to be hired. I thought one year was a good number, that's the whole reason I even stayed on the rehab floor for so long.
Have I reached a dead end in nursing? What would you do in my situation? Someone please help!