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Hi my name is Tammy I am a registered nurse and I have being unable to find a decent job. I have changed three jobs since I graduated in December 2001. The first job I left because my nurse manager put me on probation and I couldn't take the stress as a new graduate. Then I went to a different hospital and things didn't work out and I was ask to transfer to rehab. To make a long story short I ended up leaving the whole hospital and I didn't accept the job in rehab. I went to another hospital and was ask to resign. I left and now I am working in rehab. The problem is I don't enjoy rehab. nursing and want to further my nursing career and find a job that I can earn more skills at. But the problem I have being having is no one want to hire me at the hospitals I worked at previously. Want am I to do I feel like a failure. How can I overcome this and find a decent job.
:wink: Tammy, Take heart. I have been where you are. If you truly wanted to be a nurse at one time, don't become discouraged. I was quite naive when I went to nursing school. All I knew is I had always wanted to be a nurse. What KIND of nurse, I'd never given thought to. It never occurred to me that there were more than one kind of nurse. I too was a dismal failure at the hospital. I lasted 18 months. I was not at all knowledgable about politics, back stabbers, or just plain miserable superiors (who felt superior)
. I felt like more than a failure. I felt like a Non-person and certainly a non-nurse. By the time I left the hospital(Oh yeah they asked me to resign but I was too impudent for that, I MADE them fire me)
, I was a basket case. With my confidence now SHAKEN I went from field to field only to, either, be asked to resign(and this time I did) or, run fleeing in fear
. I finally had to get out of nursing all together and managed to stumble into a job at the golf course!!! Imagine That!! I loved it!!! Fresh air, sunshine, riding my big H5 down the fairway, whacking all those lost balls out of the rough with my bush-hog!! Not only that but I had 2 employers who will never know how they changed my life. They were wonderful. Praising me for everything I did, saying what a fast learner I was
They did wonders for my confidence. Enough so that after a summer of sun,
I felt ready to tackle nursing again. I did so through a registry(what are now called agencys). I could try something and if it wasn't for me I tried some other field, all the while staying with the same company. It was only by sheer dumb luck that I stumbled into the field of nursing that I have been in for the last 18 years. Prison
(well no, not IN, but,, oh you know what I mean) Sure some days I could just scream
, LOL but most days I'm just glad I didn't give up. Just keep jumping around long enough Tammy and you WILL find YOUR niche..Don't let others attitude dissuade you, but don't forget to look constructively at their criticism(sp?) and ask yourself if they might possibly have SOME points. I did, in retrospect realize that I needed to change some things, and I worked slowly on building on every change........ Ask people you trust if THEY think your torturers might be right about some things, AND be willing to change. I might add that I NEVER went back to work at that hospital or ANY hospital, something that sort of continued to make me feel "less than" for a while.......But I'm over it
I'm 54 and have been an RN for 27 years. "CHIN UP TAMMY"