I was accepted into my # 1 choice nursing program a few days ago and will be starting this January. It is an ASN/ADN program and I went this route since I have a B.S. degree already.
I am super happy and thankful as you can imagine, but I am also somewhat nervous about the future. Many new graduates are struggling to find their first job after many months of having been out of school, so this is something that concerns me for the most part.
Overall I guess I simply want some guidance on the things you wish you knew before entering nursing school and how to better yourself to land a job after graduation. I have a B.S. in Public Health, I am not sure if this will even make a difference once I finish nursing school in helping me to land a job, I am trilingual and I have also been working as an EMT-1 for AMR and plan to do some while completing nursing school. I also will work super hard and try to pass everything with great grades.
What general advice can you guys give me for my concerns? How can I make myself more marketable during my nursing school phase? I live in Central California (Between Bakersfield and Fresno).
Thanks in advance guys,