Any frum nurses out there who can give a balanced picture on the pros and cons of the profession? Be honest, I’m open….
I have two nieces who are nurses and I young woman who is like my daughter. It is very difficult at this point to get hospital jobs in the NYC area, especially if you are frum because you can’t ask for specific hours if you can get your foot in the door at all. There are so many experienced nurses out of work because of the closing of so many hospitals that they won’t even interview you if you don’t have at least 2 years of hospital experience. The only real openings will be night shift if you are lucky enough to have pull to get in.
On the other hand, there are home care jobs available as well as doctors’ offices. If you are looking for high pay and benefits that the hospital would offer, these days are not good ones for nurses.