I am a senior nursing student graduating in May. This is a pivotal time in my life and I am excited BUT more so scared to say the least. I AM SO SCARED I WILL NEVER GET HIRED
Because of how terrible the economy is nowadays, I know it will be hard to land a job for the most qualified new grads. However, what about the people with no externship and no experience working in the hospital (nursing asst, etc)????
Last year I had applied for an externship at a children's hospital but didn't get it
(even though I thought I would). After that I applied to at least 50 nursing care partner positions over the summer to no avail. If I can't even find a job as a nursing assistant, how am I going to find an RN job??
Now I am a senior and time is ticking. I'm starting to apply to nursing care partner positions again but I feel like managers wont want to hire me because they know I will be graduating soon and it will be a waste of their time. Am I wrong?
On the other side, I am an honors nursing student with regular experience working with children (I want to go into Peds) and I am apart of SNA as well as Sigma Theta Tau. However I feel that the lack of experience will always put me at the bottom of the totem pole.
Is there any hope for nursing students like me???? I worked so hard these four years and I'm just terrified that it will all be in vain just because I could not find a job/externship during nursing school.
Any advice would be greatly appreciated.