Been a nurse for 10 years, have all kind of experience, never been on a true interview because everywhere I’ve worked my work ethic has spoke for itself and have always been offered the next job title. Truly, not tooting my own horn, but think thats how it works in a lot of places because usually when there’s an opening, the person in charge already knows who they want. Do you agree this happens in nursing? I’ve applied for twelve jobs, had two phone interviews and five face to face, wow it’s tiring trying to sell yourself and you just want to scream “ask anyone I’ve worked with, you’ve struck gold!” Well, in your head that’s what you’re saying and want to believe. There are so many different avenues in the nursing career path, how do you decide what you want or feel you can handle and do well?

The one I’m kind of pining for is just the right mix of patient interaction, multidisciplinary involvement, self-management tasks, research or digging as I like to call it and the ability to see the patient and process all the way thru. Seeing a patient encounter all the way from beginning to end is something I’ve always been drawn to. As in perioperative services, I was able to assess and care for patient from start to finish, to see the results or outcome I had a part in. I’ve missed that.

As I continue on my quest to land the right spot for me or the one God has chosen for me, the doubt and fears of any human mind creep in. I pray for God’s strength and humility to have patience as well as pride to know I can do this! I’m allowing my husband to be my confidant, sounding board and partner during this transition and surrounding myself with people who give me strength, courage and love. In the past I thought I was super woman, able to handle and fight anyone or thing in my path on my own, but am accepting it is abundantly easier with help. To ask and seek for help from God, family, coworkers, friends, professionals or whomever you believe in and look to is not a sign of weakness, but of great courage and humility.

“Each one of us has lived through some devastation, some loneliness, some weather superstorm or spiritual superstorm, when we look at each other we must say, I understand. I understand how you feel because I have been there myself. We must support each other and empathize with each other because each of us is more alike than we are unalike.”
― Maya Angelou

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