I recently passed my state boards in Texas after taking it for the 4th time (test anxiety). I graduated from school in 2008 and acquired a job upon graduation in a graduate nurse internship. I started in 01/09 at a graduate nurse internship. I took my test before my temporary license expired. I failed the 1st time and was reassigned as a patient care tech. Needless to say I remained a pct until I was let go 3 months later. My concern is am I still eligible and considered as a graduate nurse due to my limited work history? I feel like I'm in limbo because I do not consider myself a grad anymore due to the length of time from my graduation date. Anyone have any input or advice I would greatly appreciate it.
Mar 13, '12
You are what is referred to as an "old" new grad. Some places will consider you for an internship, others won't consider anyone who is more than a year out from graduation without having held a position as a nurse. Just depends on the individual institution. Best of luck.