I graduate in December and plan to take the NCLEX as soon as I can after that. My question is, when is the earliest that it would be okay to start applying to jobs? I've seen several jobs posted that are exactly what I want to do, but being the busy nursing student that I am, I don't want to invest the time in applying if it's way too early anyone. I'm in NC, if that makes a difference. Does anyone have any advice?