Let me begin by saying I realize everyone will say this is not advised, but is it POSSIBLE to get your CEN as a New Grad? According to the BCEN the only requirement is a valid license. I'm in California and having a wonderfully difficult time finding a job. I've only had my license a month, but I don't do well sitting idol. I'm use to studying as I've only been out of school 3 months. I'm wondering why not just go for it? It's on my bucket list anyway so why not just start studying and working toward my CEN?
I'm looking for a few things from you all.
1. Is it possible (not is is recommended) but is it possible?
2. Do you think this will increase my chances of being hired or will my "New-gradness" still offset my having a CEN and keep me from being hired?
3. For those who have their CEN, what kind of time do you think would be required (in general) to get your CEN? What Recommendations for a course of study would you have for someone with no experience?
I'm sure I've got a few of you shaking your head at me, but I appreciate the advice as I kick around this idea!