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This is a discussion on I need some advice in First Year After Nursing Licensure, part of Nursing Career Advice ... I just recently graduated and have been working as a nanny. I just recently got a seasonal offer...by nesu0204 Jul 6, '11I just recently graduated and have been working as a nanny. I just recently got a seasonal offer doing flu shots and another full time seasonal camp position. They both start in September. If I do the camp one it would be full time and I would have to give up my current regular job. I feel like I need the RN experience and would do both the camp and flu shot jobs while I keep looking for a permanent position. I feel I would have a better position in getting a permanent RN position if I have some nursing experience. My family thinks I should keep my nanny job and do the flu shots position on the side until I find a permanent RN position because that has been my constant source of income and the only one my family has at the moment. I am still putting out applications on a daily basis. What would you do. TIA
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- Jul 7, '11 by Ashley, PICU RNI think it realy depends on your family's situation. Would the camp and flu shot clinics pay more than your nanny job? Does the camp job require that you stay at the camp full time and will have to be away from your family? Will you be able to do both jobs? What happens if you still don't have a steady RN job after the camps? Will you be able to go back to your old job?
There are a lot of things to think about. You're right that RN experience might help you get a job, but most places are looking for 1 year of experience, and the seasonal work won't cover it. You would still be considered a new graduate at the end of the camp.
- Jul 7, '11 by nesu0204Thanks. Both RN jobs pay more than my nanny job by themselves. I am actually away from home with the nanny job because I stay there for 3 days. Both RN jobs I would be communiting I don't have to stay overnight.
- Jul 7, '11 by OhioRN2011I would keep the nanny job and take the flu vaccine job while still looking for permanent employment. At least the nanny job is stable income for the time being.
- Jul 7, '11 by nesu0204Thank you