Hello all! I'm hoping to find some help on here because the anxiety of the unknown is distracting me and weighing heavily on my mind.
I will be graduating with my BSN on April 30. I have a three year service obligation to the IHS. The scholarship
was a godsend; I was a single mom with a four month old when I started the journey to nursing school (it was a nurse who helped me change my life and leave her father). Needless to say, the scholarship enabled me to get this far. Now that I am getting closer to graduating, I am starting to panic. I have 90 days from the date of graduation to find a job or go work on a reservation w/ the Civil Service. I have no idea how to navigate this. My daughter will be starting kindergarten in the fall, and I have no idea if a local tribal job will be available during that time. I have no idea what life will be like ANYWHERE. I'm freaked out about child care, quality of life for her, school.
Does anyone have any experience with moving to one of these reservations with children? I just want to be somewhere safe. I try to look at the IHS.gov job listings but its nearly impossible to get an idea of what a shift would be like or what a community would be like as well. On top of that, I cannot apply for any of them until I get my license, which sounds like will be no sooner than six weeks after graduation. I went to school to build this child a good life. Now I only know how life will be up until July and its just too much. I don't know where to start. So I came here. If anyone has any information to share it would be GREATLY appreciated.