This is my first time posting on the site! I am hoping to get into the Rutgers ABSN nursing program this May.
I've been reading a lot around here about the tough job market out there. I wanted to ask everyone what are alternative paths than just pounding the pavement for jobs that would be helpful for experience so we don't rot just waiting for things to get better. Not to be a downer, but it seems like it seems smart to be skeptical about one's chance of getting a job straight out and work from there.
***Is peace corps a good idea? (obviously this assumes that you don't have a ton of debt. But is it better than LTC?) Would it be a black mark or would it be a proactive move by someone in a bad employment environment.
***I was also thinking about the Navy Nurse Candidate Program. Don't know how hard it is to get in, but to me, at least, it was a out-of-the-box solution. I would also consider the Army, but I really don't want to be put on the ground.
Any other thoughts about out-of-the box ideas about using the nursing degree?