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What do I do? RN, FNP, Job Seeker

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So, I have 7 years nursing experience. I have been a CNA, LVN, RN since 2006 now, in 2012 I passed the NCLEX-RN. I have done Med Surg Tele, home health, inpatient psych, correctional nursing, and travel.
Most of my jobs don't end well, due to the strain being in school full time and working full time takes. It took me 10 years to realize I was killing my nursing career by jumping around from job to job.
Now I have a MSN, with a FNP certificate. All I have to do is pass the FNP national certification board (just one).
I'm in looking for a job mode constantly.
Last month I began a Med/Surg (GI) floor a hour away with weekend option ($38/hr).
I have a nursing home job that is unreliable in hours $28.50/hr (5min drive).
I put off starting an assisted living (glorified medication assistant) position to start orientation at the GI med/surg that is ($30/hr and 30 min away.
Last week I had an acute dialysis nurse interview, they are going to call me in a couple of weeks. 12 hour shifts, $30-35/hr, benefits, 30 min - 1 hr drive depending on the demand.
This week I go for a nursing teaching position at a renounde university. I don't know what the salary is, it's a hour away; except I think they will pay for my Doctorate. Also, if I go full time, I can get nursing educator loan forgiveness.
My priorities are a mess.
I went broke putting off studying for that test since last July (over 6 months). Now that I am getting back on my feet, I have too many goals.
I also was accepted into a Psych NP - certification program, and have another waiting on me to pass the FNP certification exam.
Med/Surg is really demanding.
That is why I am calling around for dialysis, home health, nurse educator or some other role. It's like I'm constantly planning to get fired, so I'm collecting jobs. If I can just pass that certification I can have other problems!
I'm building back up from being broke, fired expectantly, cut from the schedule, or let go in the past 6 months.

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Nurse SMS has 9 years experience as a MSN, RN and specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development.

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I am unsure what your question is, to be honest.

Find a job you like and stay there until you get your FNP license. It sounds also like you need to consider moving to where the jobs are.

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kbrn2002 has 25 years experience as a ADN, RN and specializes in Geriatrics, Dialysis.

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WOW!, I'm a little tired just reading this. Talk about too much of a good thing.  You obviously have ample job opportunities so take a  breath, pick one and stick with it.   No matter what nursing job you choose it'll be relatively short term anyway as I expect you'll take on an FNP position somewhere once you pass the certification. As for that, maybe focus on passing that certification before you take on more certification programs.

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You sound like you have identified your problems.  Now you need to take some time to commit to a solution and deal with whatever you are running away from.  If you don't do that you will crash and burn, possibly cause permanent destruction to your nursing career.  If you can not come up with a plan, time to seek the help of a good therapist for assistance.

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