I am new to this website and am seeking any advice about when it is appropriate to start applying for nursing positions? I am a senior nursing student in the last semester of nursing school. I am on track to graduate in May of 2014 and am really unsure about when nursing students should apply for jobs. Is it appropriate to apply for new graduate positions prior to graduating or are you supposed to wait until after graduation?
Also, when do you sign up to take the NCLEX? Do you sign up prior to graduation or are you only eligible to sign up upon receiving your BSN? How soon after graduation do most people take their NCLEX? These are all questions I plan on asking my instructors very soon but figured I would also seek out the knowledge of others who have experience with this.