I am a new grad and I just passed NCLEX last week. I currently work as a Medical Editor for pharma in NYC.
I don't expect to have an easy time finding a nursing job in the city. The market here is pretty saturated, and I got an ADN (have a preexisting BS in bio), so none of the hospitals here are even going to look at me. That's not the end of the world, bcs I don't plan on staying in NYC much longer. I am ready to move either back upstate or maybe even out of state.
My problem is, while I don't feel the pressure to find a nursing job immediately, I want to use my skills in the interim! I want to keep my abilities fresh and bolster my resume with evidence of experience. Even it is was volunteer work on weekends or late nights.
Does anyone have any suggestions? I looked into Red Cross, but I think they have enough volunteers and I wouldn't make the cut. I'm thinking about joining agencies for weekend work, but I'm just not sure how often new grads would get called.