It's been 1 1/2 years since I graduated nursing school
. I had the great opportunity to study abroad in Thailand at in international university. The process for everything to transfer, finalize and then pass the NCLEX took over a year. I'm currently looking for a position in California, but being that it's been 1 1/2 years since nursing school and graduating from another country, I'm feeling overwhelmed when thinking about starting my first position. It's as if all the knowledge I gained through my 4 yr program has escaped my mind. Just thinking about nursing diagnoses and charting is making my mind hurt. I feel like I've forgotten everything. Although I was fortunate enough to work as PCT in a pediatric unit for the past 6 months so I've started to get a feel for how the health care system works here in comparison to another country. Does anyone have any suggestions or tips on how to prepare for my first job? I would truly appreciate any kind of feedback.