I'm a rising junior BSN Nursing student at University of South Carolina. I'm from Long Island, New York, so I will be home during the summers and plan on working as an RN somewhere in NY or NJ once I graduate. I am going to try to land a summer internship next summer to get my foot in the door at some hospitals in NYC. I was wondering how hard it is to get these? I researched a bunch, but it did not go into specifics about how many students are offered the position. I would say I have a competitive GPA (3.6) if that is a factor, as most of the requirements say above a 3.0.
Also, I'm worried it will be difficult to get a job once I graduate. I know that is somewhat far away, but since it is summer and I have nothing better to do, I have been researching. It seems as most hospitals only hire experienced RNs. Do you guys think I will have to work on Long Island first before getting a job in the city? How hard is it truly to get a job as an RN? One of the reasons I went towards this career path was because I thought I'd be guaranteed a job after college! I really appreciate you guys reading this and getting back to me!!