I graduated with my BSN in December 2009 and passed the NCLEX March 2010. I got hired at a huge Detroit hospital 1 week after I passed the NCLEX, the first job I applied/interviewed for. I was so happy that I thought I was dreaming...then I got a call about a half an hour later saying that they were rescinding the offer due to my criminal background results. I was charged with 3 felonies in May 2006, all dismissed. I am not eligible for expungemnet because I have 2 misdemeanors as a result of this incident: Leaving the scene of an injury accident and attempted unlawful use of a motor vehicle. The hospital knew about the misedemeanors when they offered me the job. I spoke to two lawyers about this situation and they said that there is nothing anyone can do because theoretically the charges should not prevent me from being employed.
Fast forward one year: I got a job working as a Public Health Nurse for the county, primarily with the Maternal Infant Health Program. I have been working here since April 2010 and I absolutely hate my job. I don't even feel like a nurse, all I do is weigh babies and help Moms get baby supplies. I am searching high and low for another job that will offer me more clinical experience. My morale has wasted away to nothing and it is reflected in my work. I cry alot because I feel so trapped and hopeless. I will do almost anything other than what I'm doing now....home health, nursing home, sub-acute. I just want to practice NURSING and build my skills It has to get better right???