Hi! I recently graduated from Nursing school
but I'm having a tough time finding a job. My background is in massage therapy and skin care. My heart is more in alternative health care and I would love to be able to work with a good integrative doctor. I have found a few in the area where I live and numerous ones across the country, but I know they don't readily take new grads. I am thinking about trying to get an internship for a while in one of these offices. However, my question is for experienced nurses working in the alternative health care field- what is the best route for me to go? Should I try to get a job in a hospital on a med-surg floor for a few years in order to get a good base, and then try getting a job at an integrative practice? Or would I equally benefit from getting an internship and afterwards applying to offices where I would like to work. I want to be able to gain knowledgeable experience that will benefit my patients and the practice in which I'm working. Working in the hospital isn't something I would be thrilled to do, however I am willing to do whatever is necessary to get where I want to be. I would love to hear your opinions on the matter, as I feel a bit lost on the best first step to take.