I am an old new graduate (May 2009) who is still looking for a nursing job. I am not sure what I am doing wrong in regards to applying for jobs or resume writing. Ive had maybe three job interviews since getting my RN license in July. I have little experience outside of clinicals, I have worked as a PCA and resident assistant in a nursing home during nursing school. I currently have a PRN job working for a home health agency completing PCA assessments, but heres my dilemma. While it is a job, its not nursing experience while theres occasional medication set up, I feel like in the long run employers may say oh, u haven't done actual nursing care. I'm at the point where I dont like this job and I feel like its a waste of my time. On the other hand, I can't get past the application with some of these jobs. I feel like maybe its my experience, because it doesn't necessarily translate with working in a hospital or ltc setting. Another thing is alot of my job experiences were short because I went to school out of state.
I currently hold licenses in two states and Ive applied for jobs everywhere! I'm at a lost, any advice or suggestions for me. Ive tweeked my resume a few times but I feel like no matter how I word it, Im still getting the same results.
P.S. Another thing to add is that I currently reside in a state and within a year my family will be moving, so even I wanted to stay, this job would only add to my list of job hopping.