I started out as a dialysis nurse. After a year or two I began looking for a job, any job, that is not dialysis and no one will hire me. Since I can’t get anything else, I don’t have experience in anything else. So when I apply all I hear is “all your experience is in dialysis”. Well, yes, because no one will give me a chance. I have tried med surg, radiology, case management, endoscopy, outpatient surgery, inpatient surgery, PACU, per operative care, labor and delivery - and nothing! I can’t even get a job in a doctor’s office
I managed to get a job as a research nurse, and I loved it. However, between the four-hour daily commute and toxic work environment i couldn’t take it anymore, so I took a job as a nurse manager in dialysis. And I hate it. I’m right back in dialysis after I worked so hard to get out.
I have a masters degree in leadership and management, but because I only have dialysis experience, no one will hire me and give me a chance. What am I doing wrong? Why won’t anyone give me a chance?