I'm about to graduate in July and the search-for-a-job frenzy is beginning. I'm also going to attend another college in the fall so I can work on my bachelor's degree so I only want to work part-time. Also, I would feel move confident working with my license than as a GN.
My question is basically, will it look bad to HR or a nursing manager that I waited to get my license?
How long are you planning to wait to get your license? I took the NCLEX about two months after graduation. That gave me enough time to brush up on the old material that I haven't seen in a while and also the material that I wasn't so comfortable with in nursing school.
I know for myself I took a RN job while I had my GN but wanted to take the NCLEX before coming off orientation because the potential of not passing the NCLEX.
I can the reason for you waiting to apply to a job when you have your RN.
Last edit by tyloo on Mar 26, '12
: Reason: punctuation