Hello to everyone this is my first post.
I graduated with an ADN in may of 2011 at a college here in Michigan, passed NCLEX and received my RN license sometime in August. I am an only child and my mother passed away when I was 14 so it had been just me and my dad ever since. My father had cancer while I was in the nursing program, the cancer progressed and he needed someone to look after him. So after graduation I took care of my father and worked on cleaning and repairing the house (he was a compulsive hoarder). Long story short I didn't go to work yet and my father passed on Easter Sunday.
My questions are;
How difficult will it be in general for me to get a job now that I have been out of school for over a year?
Has anyone on here been in a similar situation (new grad with no experience not working for a year) and still succeeded in nursing?
Should I take a refresher coarse?
Any advice would be much appreciated. I've been having alot of anxiety about this, being on my own all of a sudden. I'm trying to get alot of work done on the house before I go and start a career. But I am finding myself up at night worrying about not getting a job ( like right now its 130 am). Hoping to start applying in early September. I feel like I'm running out of steam, and need time to grieve but I have so much work to do, not to mention a carreer to start.