I have a situation to pose and will appreciate any advice/insight.
I am a senior and will graduate with my BSN in May. I have been researching volunteer opportunities abroad and have found the perfect program. Here is my ideal plan: graduate in May, take (and pass) NCLEX in late June, leave July 1, return 2nd week of August. However, I'm stuck trying to figure out how this trip will fit in with job start dates. The tricky part is that I will need to commit to this trip by November to secure my spot.
-If I travel until mid-August, how do you anticipate this will affect me starting a job?
-When do graduate nurse residencies typically start?
-If a residency started before my return mid-August, would this affect my employment?
-Would you suggest telling a potential employer up front (on the application) the date I could start?
I guess I'm just looking for some guidance on the issue. I feel like this is a once in a lifetime opportunty; I will likely return to school and never again have 6 weeks to pack up and leave the country. But I don't want to think I chose a volunteer trip over a job. I hope through reading your answers that it turns out I won't have to choose.
Thanks for your help!