question about sending resumes out

  1. I graduate in 13 days (THANK YOU JESUS!!! ). Is it too early to send resumes out? I will probably not be able to take my boards until the end of December or the first of January. The facility I work for as an EMS manager wants me to stay on as an RN, but, they only pay about 2/3 what I can make closer to home. (In their defense, they are a small facility, 3 bed ER and 10 bed acute care, no surgery/OB.)
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  3. by   Pattiecake
    Quote from emsboss
    I graduate in 13 days (THANK YOU JESUS!!! ). Is it too early to send resumes out? I will probably not be able to take my boards until the end of December or the first of January. The facility I work for as an EMS manager wants me to stay on as an RN, but, they only pay about 2/3 what I can make closer to home. (In their defense, they are a small facility, 3 bed ER and 10 bed acute care, no surgery/OB.)
    Many places will hire graduate nurses waiting for their exams and registration. The scope of practice is a little limited, but it will give you some income and experience.
    Congratulations and good luck
  4. by   meownsmile
    Not to early at all. If you are really wanting to change jobs now is the time to start if not earlier. That way you can resign without burning bridges if you ever want to go back. Just make sure if you get on someplace else they understand you cant start until after your notice date. And give yourself a couple weeks more after you are done with the other job and before starting the new job just to hang out at home and relax after you are done with school. You've earned it and deserve it.
    Oh and dont forget to follow up on the resumes you send out.
  5. by   USA987
    I agree with the others. I graduated in June, but started sending out resumes in April. I had a job lined up about 5 weeks prior to graduation!!!

    Best Wishes!

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