So, I’m currently a newborn hearing screener and have been so for nearly 2 years now for a very reputable children’s hospital in the Tampa Bay Area. I’ll be starting nursing school hopefully within the next year or even sooner.
I’ve been applying to jobs that do not require licensures/certifications such as unit secretary, mental health techs, non-cert sterile processing techs, Anesthesia techs, even “nurse helpers” as the positions have been called (I don’t have a CNA, but I am BLS certified and will have a bachelors in health sciences with two concentrations in a couple of weeks). So far, no luck. Not even an offer for an interview. Besides my hearing screener experience, I worked at a hospital for almost two years as a radiology department secretary and patient transporter. My resume has been reviewed by professors, I’ve excelled in multiple applications and interviews for other positions including the one I have now.
What could I be doing wrong? I really want to gain some more nurse-related experience. With the circumstances surrounding COVID-19 I’m unable to get my CNA and I’m out of my second job, so when I start nursing school working PRN as a hearing screener just won’t be enough to support myself.
Could anyone give me some advice on things to try or positions to apply for?