I have not yet graduated, but I will in December of this year. I was wondering how important it is to have references from professors in nursing school when applying for my first job. How many references do I need? And do they have to be from clinical instructors? or can they be from my classroom instructors? We haven't done our critical care clinical rotation yet, and that is the area I'd like to work in. I'm hoping that if I do well in that clinical and stand out to my clinical instructor, then maybe I can get a rec. from him/ her as well as from the nurse who precepts me for our senior preceptorship. Would that be enough?