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    Irritable

    Hi Criketta, I'm not sure how you would feel about night shift, but one of the benefits I have found is that I have to deal with families much less. Plus there is less of the stress of day shift obligations because people aren't itching for discharge and providers aren't needing procedures done so quickly. I can't speak for you personally, but I would imagine such obligations only add to your stress. If changing your shift is not a possibility, I would just encourage you to stay strong and be reminded of the old adage that whatever won't kill you can only make you stronger (and wiser). Don't give up on nursing. You've worked hard to come this far, plus there are many different kinds nursing of work you could do...
  2. Thank you both so much for your input. I really appreciate the experienced perspective on it. I'm gonna keep trying! Hopefully one of these will come through for me
  3. Thank you both for the feedback. The only job I have had since then was at KFC in the few months leading up to starting school... I needed something during that transition time. I guess what I'm really concerned about is what to put in the application when having to explain a termination for performance reasons
  4. Terminated for performance at previous job. How can I still get interviews? Two years ago I was terminated from an office job. I'm in my last term of nursing school and applying at various hospitals; undoubtedly I have to mark "yes" I was terminated from my last job and I think it is preventing me from getting considered. It seems almost every article addresses explaining termination in an interview and with the angle of explaining a "down-sizing" or something like that. In my case, I was Terminated because I failed to meet the requirements of a two-month performance improvement plan (this is what I put where I have to explain). I wonder if I am giving too much info? How can I spin this so that I can at least get considered for an interview? Is there no way to convey the changes I have made to improve since then (in the application phase)? I think I can present myself well in an interview, but the application keeps locking me out... Thank you! LS
  5. Terminated for performance at previous job. How can I still get interviews? Two years ago I was terminated from an office job. I'm in my last term of nursing school and applying at various hospitals; undoubtedly I have to mark "yes" I was terminated from my last job and I think it is preventing me from getting considered. It seems almost every article addresses explaining termination in an interview and with the angle of explaining a "down-sizing" or something like that. In my case, I was Terminated because I failed to meet the requirements of a two-month performance improvement plan (this is what I put where I have to explain). I wonder if I am giving too much info? How can I spin this so that I can at least get considered for an interview? Is there no way to convey the changes I have made to improve since then (in the application phase)? I think I can present myself well in an interview, but the application keeps locking me out... Thank you! LS
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    Haunted by termination two years ago :(

    Terminated for performance at previous job. How can I still get interviews? Two years ago I was terminated from an office job. I'm in my last term of nursing school and applying at various hospitals; undoubtedly I have to mark "yes" I was terminated from my last job and I think it is preventing me from getting considered. It seems almost every article addresses explaining termination in an interview and with the angle of explaining a "down-sizing" or something like that. In my case, I was Terminated because I failed to meet the requirements of a two-month performance improvement plan (this is what I put where I have to explain). I wonder if I am giving too much info? How can I spin this so that I can at least get considered for an interview? Is there no way to convey the changes I have made to improve since then (in the application phase)? I think I can present myself well in an interview, but the application keeps locking me out... Thank you! LS
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    Thinking of Switching to Nursing from Finance

    Hi Eileen, You should do it. You probably have much to offer. People change careers all the time. Having a credential like an RN designates you as one with special skills and opens up more job opportunities. I personally came from higher education where landing a job is based on professional network, experience, and seniority. 100s of applicants with PhDs vying for one spot that doesn't pay well and having to impress people who (sometimes) think a bit too highly of themselves. About the long grueling hours... That is just a fact of life. You'll do it whether you're working for tips or for a salary. I'm in my final semester, but so far I like the fact that job prospects anywhere I want to go are already brighter. Furthermore, there is this tough, real, and raw human experience element to it which I thrive on and that I never found in the higher education/office work world. It was the third best choice in my life. Number 1 being Christ, 2 my wife, and 3 nursing. Do it, YOLO!
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