Some of you may not know this if you don't follow me on twitter or facebook but I am announcing it here too.
I am officially an employed RN!
It is amazing how God works and there is no doubt in my mind that He had His hands in this.
Before I had Mackenzie and started nursing school I had a job that I loved. I was a surgery scheduler for a local orthopedic clinic that had their own ambulatory surgery center. I had always said that someday I wanted to eventually end up there as a nurse. I left that job right before Mackenzie was born because I knew I would be starting the nursing program a few months later.
Mackenzie was four months old when I began the nursing program. People thought I was crazy for going through with the program.
Our nursing program was not in session during the summer and I was asked to come back to the clinic to help out for the summer. I left again when school started back up. The following summer I was asked back again. So back I went. While there I was talking with one of my co-workers about my last quarter that was coming up in the fall. This is the quarter I got to do my preceptorship. She asked why I couldn't do it there.
It was arranged by them and my school for me to precept there. I never thought that was possible. If you remember, I was in their surgery center for this. I got to do admitting, recovery, and circulating in the OR. It was the best experience and I was so thankful that I was able to have the opportunity to precept their. It reassured me that the OR was where I wanted to be.
I was told that they would love to hire me, if there was a position, which there wasn't.
Monday I went for an interview at a cardiology clinic located a few blocks from them. It was the only interview out of all of the applications I'd been putting in. And, I didn't apply for that one. I was recommended for the job by one of my instructors!
I stopped in the orthopedic clinic to say hello. Here is where God stepped in.
I was told that their recovery nurse gave her notice THAT DAY.
The surgery manager was out of the office so I left my resume for her and went to my interview at the cardiology clinic.
15 minutes later I have a text message from the manager asking me to call her about working there.
I called her as I was leaving the interview. She asked that I come by the clinic. She had to figure some things out to make it work since I'm a new grad. We both wanted to make sure that I would have full support for a while. New grads are not typically hired in a recovery room.
Three days later I started my new position as a Post Anesthesia Care Unit Registered Nurse in the surgery center that I dreamed of working in.
And that folks is just how awesome God is.