I'm a new inexperienced and older RN. I went back to school at age 45 and got my ADN 5 years later, when hospitals were limiting the hiring of new grads, so i don't have "2 years" under my belt. I have had three jobs, one as a temp RN for a first grade child, one month at a cancer center, and six months at an endoscopy center. I needed foot surgery (not work-related), told the Director of Nursing way in advance, was refused time off then was terminated when I provided a disability slip and went ahead with my surgery. The same employer then reported me to the BRN for abandonment, and now I have interview with the BRN to save my license.
I have never worked in such an ugly, catty, back-stabbing environment with each job during my previous 30+ years of employment. I am not thin-skinned and have always got along well with different types of personalities. School was also hell. I don't care if I ever work as an RN again.