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Hi, I've been off the Med Surg floor for two years. I did obtain my BSN but feel like I completely forgot everything. I'm terrified of the interview process and I am horrible at them. I can't deal with any more rejections so I just don't apply. Not working is causing me to feel depressed and unmotivated. I left previous job due to bullying and I feel I am not strong enough to go through it again, and I feel like it has left me bitter and discouraged. I feel stuck and don't know how to get myself out of this rut. 😞

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TriciaJ has 39 years experience as a RN and specializes in Psych, Corrections, Med-Surg, Ambulatory.

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The only way to get yourself out of a rut is to put one foot in front of the other. You'll be a lot harder to bully when you refuse to take anyone's behaviour personally.

Likewise job application rejections. You should not take those personally either. Is there any kind of career coaching service where you live? You might want to get help with interviewing and other issues related to self confidence. Good luck.

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Try extended care home health to get back to working as a nurse while you bolster your confidence. Interview should not be too stressful as home health agencies are usually eager to hire to meet their staffing requirements. You will have minimal contact with other nurses, take report from one, give report to another, the clinical supervisor on occasion, maybe you’ll see the Director in the office. On some cases, you may not meet up with another nurse at all. You can avoid the case where there is a “Queen Bee” who feels she is in charge of everyone and everything even if she is not the primary nurse. Just ignore this person or find a different case. Easier to do than in regular Nursing Jobs.

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Would really like to work in hospital:-(

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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56 minutes ago, CinLeo42 said:

Would really like to work in hospital:-(

Hospitals in the COVID hot spots need nurses with current experience-ready to hit the ground running, other hospitals have nurses on furlough d/t stopping emergent procedures etc., so they are experiencing hiring freezes. If you're in the market for a job immediately, you may need to take what's available until this passes. Many topics trending on this exact subject here on AN and on FB. Be willing to expand your Job Search to be a little more inclusive, and be prepared to maybe have to adjust your expections. Good luck with your search

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I signed up for Illinoishelps.net. I put my resume on Indeed and let recruiters now that I am available. What else can I do?

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Hoosier_RN has 20 years experience as a MSN and specializes in LTC, home health, hospice, ICU, ER, dialysis.

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52 minutes ago, CinLeo42 said:

I signed up for Illinoishelps.net. I put my resume on Indeed and let recruiters now that I am available. What else can I do?

Just keep applying to jobs that interest you

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I will. I think I just need to relax and not be in so much of a hurry. It will happen. Thank you.

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Hi, I'm working as an ICU step down nurse now:)

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