Newly Minted Nurse (2 days old) -- Need advice

  1. Hi Everyone,
    Wow its still a bit of a shocker that i'm actually a nurse it seems like yesterday i was still in school. Ok well passed boards 2 days a go and let the job search begin! Cmy state BON hasn't updated with my license yet so i can't apply for anything so using this time to write resume, and gather materials.

    When do you ask your prof's for references? when you interviewed or now when i'm preparing to look and such. Where do you find jobs? is it, hopsital website? or go in person, or agency? mail hard copies? but who do you direct it to? or uh what not to say. Do i send resumes to every single place and see who's hiring or only to places tht i really really want to work at?

    Can you share some job search tips with a newbie? thank you!!
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    About Inori, ASN, BSN

    Joined: Apr '12; Posts: 404; Likes: 131
    Future ER / Peds Nurse; from US
    Specialty: 3 year(s) of experience in ambulatory care


  3. by   caliotter3
    You can find many of your questions addressed throughout the site. Just take a peek. And go get those references now! Good luck.
  4. by   Inori
    Thanks for welcoming me!! yep i'll explore the other forums there so much info in there that i now need to rewrite resume and coverletter since me thinks mine isn't up to snuff after seeing everyone elses
  5. by   nursel56
    here's another welcome and congrats on passing the nclex. there's a lot of information here. best wishes on the job hunt!
  6. by   GitanoRN

    welcome to, btw, don't forget to look at the job-forum within this site, it offers very good tips, wishing you the very best in all of your future endeavors ....aloha~