Quote from ButrflyGurl
Hey there everyone! I am fixing to graduate in December ahhahah! and I am starting to get a little nervous of what I should be doing as far as start searching for jobs, etc. I just have no clue where to start or if I should work agency or hospital?!?! Another thing, is it okay to take some personal time to travel before I actually commit myself to working full time, or should I start right after graduation? I am clueless here. If anyone has some good advice I would really appreciate it! Thanks...
Tee, hee. Everyone in my class was worried about graduating, but I was worried about NCLEX. Anyway....
That's one great thing about a nursing career. The possibilities are endless!
Personally I recommend you start your career as soon as you can. When you decide which field you want to go into find one that offers and extensive internship/"GN" orientation. Get your one year's experience and then consider travel nursing. You get to do your traveling and get paid/housing for it! Can't beat that! That is the one thing I wished I would have done before settleing down. DH telecommutes to his job, so the possibility is still there. We talk about it, but no definite plans yet.
As for working agency, they require at least one year of experience before they can work w/you. I had about six years experience and then I decided to stay home w/my kids. I had been away for four years and inquired about working through an agency (which I had done before). They still recommended that I get at least one year of "immedate" experience before they would work w/me.