Hello, I was wondering if anyone could help me out with a basic job search question. This is a 2nd degree for me and in my first degree (biology) they told us to start looking for jobs about 5 or 6 months before we graduate. I know that's not the same with nursing, but I'm not sure when to start applying and contacting places I'd like to work. I graduate in December, but I don't know how long it will take me to get my license. Technically, NJ doesn't let you work as a graduate nurse, but some hospitals here have programs where they hire you and start training you once you've graduated and passed the NCLEX. Any suggestions?