Hey all. I just completed my last day of class yesterday. I started looking for a job about 2 wks ago, and have found absolutely nothing. Most of the places that do hire GNs are not local and would require me to travel an hour or more just to get there, and those that are local are requesting that I take the boards first. The problem with the latter is that I have to have MONEY first to take the boards. I have been trying careerbuilders, monster, my local paper, you name it have tried it all.
I was going to take a CNA position just to get enough money to pay for boards, but changed my mind because I don't think it would be fair to an employer if there were no nursing positions available and then have to leave after a few weeks of employment. I know I should be a bit more patient, but, I have been out of work long enough and am ready to get back into it. I have even thought about just applying for a NA position and not mention that I am a GN, but once again, it wouldn't be fair to the employer, or myself. I feel just a bit lost, and don't know what to do. The way things are looking, I may not be able to practice until the end of Feb. or March.