Hi you lovely people!
I was having a talk with my cousin yesterday (she's older and MUCH wiser!) and she suggested that I begin applying for nursing jobs NOW, when I mentioned I wanted to start in March. So, this has started my entire search on Allnurses which lead me to MANY threads asking the same thing. So many responses were "Apply 6 months before graduation" or "Nurse recruiters say apply between Nov-Dec".
This has gotten me on the search to find hospitals in my are as well as out-of-state (I have been looking at residency programs, anyway). Since I'm young, she tells me the sky is the limit. I feel like this could give me a leg up on my graduation class. I would absolutely love to have a position before graduation.
My question is, for you all that applied for jobs 4-6 months prior to graduating, would you be willing to list your city and the place that interviewed or hired you way before graduation?
Also, what was the most difficult (if any) thing you encountered by applying so early? Did you get many rejections?
Thanks in advance for your responses I am very interested to hear your responses