Since we cant get nursing jobs...

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What other jobs can we get in the medical field. I cant go back to my assistant job. Every other medical job it seems I cant get hired because of the RN license. So what now? Can I go to EMT school or will I be denied for that too. Its not like EMTs have an easy time finding jobs either but I like medical and it seems my dream is practically over unless you already have an "in".

Specializes in ER, ICU.

Yes, you can take the EMT class, many nurses do so they can work in EMS. It is actually a good way to get patient contact experience. The job situation depends where you live. Many hospitals use the EMT as a prereq for ER tech jobs, that could get you in the door at a hospital as an employee. You could then also attend nursing CE. Once you get to know a few nurses, there's your in. Good luck.

One interviewer asked me if I had any ambulance experience, as she considers that health care experience.

Some labs may hire an RN.

I went months without a phone call and this sept I received 5 calls of interest, and a few emails. I decided on a weekend package with a facility that impressed me. I start there soon.

Don't give up hope, its feats or famine, at least it was for me. I was really starting to question my decision to be a nurse for a while there. Keep the apps flowing and be honest on them and at interviews.

I have a drug possession charge on my record from a while ago when I was 17. I was really wondering if this was keeping me from getting jobs. As I said, be honest and transparent, put in a good interview, and hope for the best. I know I am grateful to the place that hired me and am going to make them glad with their decision.

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