I would love to hear from some of the recent grads. Are you working? Did you find a job right away? How long did it take you to find work? Do you think that previous experience (volunteering, extern positions, etc) and grades helped you land your position?
I know that the economy has been bad, and new grads were having a tough time last year... but I am wondering if the job outlook is getting any better. I have heard varying viewpoints on this subject... from "the economy was just bad, but there is a nursing shortage and employment should pick up" to "the industry is over saturated, and there are little to no entry level rn positions available".
I am a little nervous, as I currently have a job, but plan to enter a full time ABSN program next spring... I can handle taking a year off work, but I am hesitant to jump if my leave from the world of being employed is indefinite ;-)