Can't get a job - page 4

I got my rn license in August of 2017. It is not February 2018 and I still having been able to secure a job. I have associate of science and currently in schoo doing the bsn.I live in south Florida.... Read More

  1. by   Dadrie
    An AA in nursing is pretty much pre-nursing.
    While an AS is the training course (nursing school)
    I finished the RN program 2016 and yes I was working as nurse's aide til that time. Got my license 8/2017
  2. by   Dadrie
    Yes its is since I copy and paste and it lost its format. Any suggestions for the generic?
  3. by   OsceanSN2018
    Quote from TrevorK
    Not the be rude, but your English is horrible:
    "I got my rn license in August of 2017. It is not February 2018 and I still having been able to secure a job. I have associate of science and currently in schoo doing the bsn.I live in south Florida. Why is it so hard to get a job? I'm not even getting interviews. What can I do to increase my chances of getting a job? I thought there was a shortage of nurses."

    Once you clean up your English, you should be able to secure a job. Maybe...
    Dont be rude. OP, did not ask you to grade her grammar, and she is not writing an English paper so who cares?
  4. by   Workitinurfava
    Have you applied to long term care facilities, nursing homes, or hospitals that are looking for flu-shot nurses seasonally? Try to network with someone who can get you a job in a clinic or just apply to them of course. Networking helps a lot. Keep trying because nursing jobs are like a wheel (a moving one), people get on the wheel and off and maybe you will get on the wheel soon because someone got off for whatever reason.
  5. by   kjh1228
    In my final semester we had resume writers come to our class to give us tips. One thing they stressed was having a one page resume. You don't have to go into so much detail.
  6. by   beekee
    I'll start with some very basic suggestions.

    Nursing Professional
    License number:946
    I am a skilled, compassionate, and dedicated nurse with more than 4 years of hands-on experience administering care in private homes. Most importantly, I have a passion for helping others and a willingness to go above and beyond for my patients.

    Objectives/summaries like this are passé. I would leave out or at least change. You make it sound like you have 4 years of nursing experience. It's too generic. Every nurse can say the same thing. What makes you stand out.

    Education
    Bachelor of science in Nursing. Capitalize the s in science.
    Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Present. Indicate that the degree is in progress or expected graduation date.

    Associate of Science in Nursing
    Florida Academy of Nursing, Miramar, Florida, 2016

    Associate of Art in Nursing. I would note that this is pre-nursing somehow.
    Broward College, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, 2012
    Professional Experience
    Cosulate Health Care Harbor Beach nursing and rehabilition center- Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Consulate is spelled wrong. The first letter of every word in the name (except and) should be capitalized.
    Registered Nurse Supervisor, October 2017- Present. Are you really a supervisor? Don't stretch. Your description of duties below is way too generic. I don't really know what you do, but google nurse resumes for some better ideas.
    Provide supervision for CNAs providing direct resident care to ensure quality resident care on the assigned unit.
    Monitor compliance with resident, record documentation requirement, as directed
    Comply with evaluation, treatment, and documentation
    Medication administration and monitoring
    Wound care and treatments
    Admissions and discharges
  7. by   djh123
    Quote from Davey Do
    WRMC will hire any nurse who has the credentials and has the ability to undergo spontaneous respirations.
    "At Wrongway, we're lookin' for nurses who can respirate! Repeatedly. Without supervision. And like, ambulate, and other stuff."
  8. by   SpankedInPittsburgh
    Breathe and walk on your own. Ridiculous!!!!
  9. by   Jedrnurse
    Quote from nuangel1
    work with an agency do contract or local travel assignments .usually 13 weeks.
    What kind of agency/travel jobs are available for a new nurse with minimal experience?
  10. by   shane2018
    Oct2010 graduate passed the nursing exam but currently working way out of healthcare field and wants
    to go back but don't know where to start..
    Any helpful suggestions..please..thanks!
  11. by   djmatte
    Quote from shane2018
    Oct2010 graduate passed the nursing exam but currently working way out of healthcare field and wants
    to go back but don't know where to start..
    Any helpful suggestions..please..thanks!
    Lots of questions on that statement.

    Did you ever work as a nurse post-graduation and if so how long?

    Have you maintained your licensure despite not working in the field?

    Does what you currently do give you any expertise (or have an alternate degree) you could utilize in Nursing (managerial or business for instance)? Sometimes you could still utilize your RN degree and if there is some business experience, you could move into some form of management in healthcare institutions without being an active RN.

    At the very least to return to the bedside, I would think some form of collegiate refresher course would be in order before any employer would look at you. There are both in-house and online programs. This would also be helpful for licensure reinstatement.
  12. by   Oldmahubbard
    The resume is much too long and confusing.

    Have you tried the local jails or prisons?

    School nursing? They pay poorly and are usually desperate for that reason.
  13. by   NurseBeans
    Quote from Oldmahubbard
    The resume is much too long and confusing.

    Have you tried the local jails or prisons?

    School nursing? They pay poorly and are usually desperate for that reason.
    You are correct about school nursing being desperate and paying poorly. But I would really not recommend it for a new grad nurse. It takes a few years of clinical experience before being able to function alone, responsibly and confidently. In my state 3 years of supervised clinical experience is REQUIRED to apply for school nursing positions.

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