Graduating in May! too soon to start applying?

  1. Hey i grad in may 07 Is it too soon to start applying at hospitals? im looking to relocate after graduating so id just be applying to these hospitals online and talking to HR on the phone. also i was hoping to find something in labor and delivery.. which i know is one of the more competitive specialties so i dont want to sit back and wait too long and not be able to get a spot :/ anyway if anyone has any adivce.. lemme know thanks!
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  3. by   jamonit
    what i would do (if i were you) is try to get everything into the BON about 2 months in advance--the application, finger prints, etc. then start calling nursing recruiters (or emailing them) about 3 months in advance. i applied and got a position 2 months prior to graduating (without being an extern) and had all my stuff into the board prior to graduating. the day after graduation i got my ATT from pearsonvue and scheduled my nclex. that's the way i'd recommend you attack this stuff. also, are you planning to work in compact states?
  4. by   Annointed_RNStudent
    Hello, I am going to Labor and Delivery, and I applied for every Labor job I interviewed for in September and October, and was offered the one htat I really wanted in December, and since January there had been a waiting list in L&D, I would advise you to call all the recruiters where you are interested in working on Monday, It is crunch time now!

    Good Luck~

    Also I know you are ready to graduate just like me, finding a job adds a little more Umph for that last couple of months!
  5. by   Chaoticdreams33
    It depends on the hospital, but all the ones around here have been or are now stating to look at applications. I interviewed at a few places in January and now have a job lined up for June. If you want L&D don't wait any longer!
  6. by   NeosynephRN
    I had put in my applications...everyone told me it was too soon...well I have an interview set up for next Wed in Labor and Delivery...so I guess it was not too soon afterall!!! Good Luck!!!
  7. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Quote from calla2114
    I had put in my applications...everyone told me it was too soon...well I have an interview set up for next Wed in Labor and Delivery...so I guess it was not too soon afterall!!! Good Luck!!!
    Awesome, remember to prepare, prepare, prepare for your interview. Good luck and let us know how it went

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