wish_me_luck BSN, RN

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wish_me_luck has 6 years experience as a BSN, RN.

I am a new nurse in my mid twenties. I have a deep love for Community and Public Health and community outreach. Shortly before I graduated college, I was diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD). It does not define who I am, but it has created a special place in my heart for mental health issues, suicide prevention, and empathy for the person suffering from substance abuse issues. Therefore, my mission in life, other than being a public health nurse, is to educate, advocate, and encourage research on mental health issues and be a listening ear for those who need it.

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  1. Curious, how are things going for you? 

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    Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not

    What I really wanted know with this thread is about the other new grads, with or without a job--did the honeymoon phase/excitement wear off after about a year either way? I think a year is about what it is for everyone.
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    Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not

    wendy, I just do not want to put myself in a situation where the patient load is unsafe to begin with and the whole losing licenses issues. The Board would probably look down on the safety issue even more with me already being in HPMP. I don't want t...
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    Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not

    I am unemployed somewhat by choice, in that no, I am not doing LTC. My area hospitals are on hiring freeze. I will move. I applied in other places, I get interviews, one or two jobs are outstanding, but no, I am not taking any job just to quit when s...
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    glycerine, I was a PCT for a short while. My point is this--whether it is healthcare or regular jobs (non-healthcare), you are typically over qualified when you get a license. I wasn't comparing those two--just saying that whether it is within health...
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    Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not

    HouTx, no I am not drinking or doing any drugs. I get very worried that I will come out with a false positive (like a benign substance causing a positive) because my substance of choice was alcohol. I had alcohol abuse. Alcohol is in a lot of product...
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    Lynda, I do not have debt. Mine was free because my mom taught at the school. I actually switched majors three times, nursing being the last obviously. Nursing had nothing to do with the money, I like public health anyway, which is like the lowest pa...
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    Honeymoon phase wears off after a year--job or not

    I think one of my biggest fears is that not only do I not get a job, but if I do, would the excitement return? It scares me to think I am so exhausted that I am not excited about a nursing job. I am ok waiting for things. Unlike most new grads I am ...
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    lori, no one is saying we aren't happy for you and OP. But, as someone who can write RN after their name (upon getting a job), and those who are actually working as nurses, there is reality. I can't find a job. My area is on a hiring freeze to salvag...
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    lori, I am not a veteran nurse. I did not go into nursing for the money. I actually like public health. I want nursing students to realize that it is not sunshine and butterflies; there is reality. It is not being negative in stating reality. I have...
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    Odd questions about job postings, etc.

    Sometimes, they post positions that they have no intention to fill.
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    I am from a relatively small area. Not podunk, but small. I know between the school I graduated from and surrounding schools, they put out 200+ nurses a year (probably more). So, yeah, where I live there are many nurses. It is not a troll post. I do...
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    Aren't You just Incredibly Proud?

    I am a nurse...why would I be jealous? I want something that is not something 10 out of 12 people are doing. Everyone and their grandma is becoming a nurse because they think it will bring good money. When everyone does something, you are not special...
  14. So, I have come to the conclusion that the excitement of being a nurse and everything that goes with that newness wears off after a year...employed or unemployed. I still do not have a job and I am a year and almost 3 months out. I have become cynica...
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    It's Tough Out There!

    Good luck! I know the health systems where I am are on hiring freezes due to finances because of Affordable Care Act. They are re-structuring and are on a hiring freeze to prevent loss of jobs.