I will be graduating from Pace University in less than a week. (So excited)! I have already begun my job search and I have applied to several hospitals in Westchester County and NYC. I have not heard back from any hospitals except for positions that have already been filled. I am starting to wonder whether or not I should even bother with applying to jobs before I take my NCLEX. I have sent all my paperwork up to the NYS so now it is just a waiting game before I can find out when I can take my boards. I am really hoping to take them by the end of January but I think that is an unrealistic hope. I also really want to enter the NYU or NYP nurse residency programs but when I go onto their website there is no information as to when those programs begin or how to apply for them.
Does anyone else have a similar experience they would be willing to share? Should I stop applying to jobs and wait until I have passed before I start applying? I have also made some contacts and have been networking, but that hasn't helped just yet.
Thanks for reading!