amoLucia 7,735 Posts Specializes in retired LTC. Feb 11, 2022 OP - I am soooo sorry you misinterpreted that post. It was NOT meant to be all encompassing. But right now, you know that school placement avail is so restricted. So many people have been negatively impacted by covid, employed or unemployed, many unintentionally. But historically, nsg school has long been an avenue for potential employment. I responded to your post with the best of intentions. I really feel for you and all the other second-career persons seeking a decent lifestyle change. I believe HEALTH CARE in general to be unlike any other industry. You're seeing an underside of some rough situations. Between California and Florida, I don't know who has it worse. Honestly. I realize what your options may have been. A prolonged uncertain competitive wait list for other schools. Sadly, you were very unlucky. Hopefully, your employment opp'ties will be better, altho many facilities are foregoing in-person tours, even short cutting/zooming interviews. One can only do their due-diligence by trying to select a good employer (or school). Funny though, places used to try to 'put the best foot forward' in order to entice attendees to seek their employ. Things have changed, and only a few manage to filter thru all the glittering 'bells & whistles'.