Even with experience, I can't find work
Name: Michelle Brown, 35
Place: Racine, Wisc.

I worked as a licensed practical nurse (LPN) for seven years before I became an RN. I've worked in a clinic, I've worked in nursing homes and I have worked in occupational health.

Even with that experience, I still cannot get a job now as an RN.

I'm a single mom with four daughters, and I have been searching for a nursing job for a year. I have applied to hundreds of positions and I get the standard email back telling me thanks, but we have identified a group of other candidates.

These emails come back within five minutes of me applying. They tell you that you don't have any experience.

Well geez, I would have RN experience if they would give me a chance!


Did you earn an advanced degree that did not lead to a job? Was it worth the debt? Send your story to annalyn.kurtz@turner.com.
  @AnnalynKurtz - Last updated January 14 2013 10:17 AM ET
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