I'm from Los Angeles, CA. I just graduated in December and submitted everything to the BRN. I even paid for pearson vue. Now i'm in limbo waiting for approval. I try to study every day. I did a Kaplan review
and now I am just trying to do a min of 2 hours+ every day if I can.
Thing is I don't know what I should be doing. I have a feeling I missed something that all new grads should do after they graduate. I am unemployed at the moment so should I be looking for a nursing-related job like a patient assistant? or is it okay that I take on a small food service part-time job while I'm waiting? Should I be looking up new grad residency programs? Should I be applying ahead? can I even apply before I get my license?
I also want to figure out how I can transfer my license so I can move out of state and apply to other hospitals. I feel like Los Angeles is oversaturated with nurses and I'm worried I won't find anything. I am willing to move up north or midwest in order to be trained properly and gained experience. I really want to find a new grad residency program.
I really need some guidance. It's silly that I need someone to hold my hand but I don't really have anyone to turn to. I plan on speaking to some of the nursing staff at my school in the next few weeks.