Quote from adnstudent2007
If I were to hear a talk from a new nurse, I would want to hear about the ins-and-outs of the student to nurse transition i.e. what orientation is like, the differences between student and nurse that they don't tell you about at school, what its like studying for the NCLEX as you also start a new job, the level of stress to be prepared for.
Ditto for the above. Plus, the interview process, when most people got their jobs, how orientation worked, local places that were hiring--especially new grad specialty programs in your area, when most people started applying, the transition from student to nurse, reasons why new nurses leave/switch jobs so quickly/early, strategies you had to implement for success, what type of pay to expect, what things to look for in a 'good' job for new grads, new grads going on to masters programs, etc.
I can't think of anything else right now. We had a new grad come to talk to our class about her experience. She hadn't planned anything to say, and totally relied on us to shoot her questions...which of course she wasn't prepared to answer. It turned out to be a complete waste of time. Maybe ask the prof/director to get their students to come up with a list of questions to email to you the week before. That way you can answer what they specifically want to know, and you'll have a chance to ask any of your fellow new nurses about their experiences before you go to see the class.