Hi, I'm just wondering when I should start applying for new grad programs/jobs? I'm graduating in August and have been looking into various hospitals and some hospitals don't have any specific new grad program start dates, however there are positions I could apply for and still be hired on as a new grad (not sure how that works). Any advice would help, thanks!
Apr 16, '09
I graduate on May 15 and have not applied to any jobs yet. I will not even apply until after I get my license. Thats just me, I'm a believe when I see it type of person. I heard that you should start applying like 2 mos before graduation, so all the good jobs are not taken depending on where you want to work like at a hosp, our hosp (In MN) aren't really hiring LPNs right now. I want to work at a clinic any way though. I think you can get a job as a grad nurse depending on the facility, just make sure to check your states BON for temp license. Good luck, and hang in there. Hope that helps.