Take time to care for your self. Think about having a job outside of nursing as well. Something super part time that you enjoy. Let me know if you want details about what has worked for me. Regarding using your manager as a reference, I'm unsure if that willl be a problem. Managers move too! Resumes ask for my past three facilities, yet since being a nurse I have only worked at two facilities, the manager of my first job is no where to be found, not a problem. I have a co- worker who I last worked with over 7 years ago, she has moved around in terms of jobs yet always asks to use me as a reference, she finds work. Keep us updated!