Hellllllo to all! I apologize if this is a stupid question/post, but I think I can get real answers here opposed to other forums.
I have browsed these forums long before I started nursing school for information and advice and now I'm the one posting for help!
First off, I am extremely stressed out about finding a job. I am a second bachelor's degree student who just finished an accelerated BSN program and I am currently waiting to take my NCLEX this month. I'm also getting married in October and moving from Mississippi to the Seattle area...but not until mid-October. I feel incredibly overwhelmed.
Nursing is totally unlike anything I've ever done & so far I've love it. I know the "reality shock" that comes after getting a 'real' job and I know that nursing will be no less scary. However, I am unsure about which jobs I should even apply? I've enjoyed CCU rotations, ER, and L&D (odd mix, I know).
Should I go on and apply for jobs that want even minimum 1 year of experience when I have none? I mean, is there any chance that they might consider me? I haven't been able to find many new grad jobs around the Seattle area (like 25 mile radius) and the only other ones are asking for experienced. I wish I had even 3 months of experience, but unfortunately, I don't. How much of my previous work experience should I bring up or include on my resume?
I really don't want to do Home Health or Hospice to start out. Any other area, I can deal with. Bottom line: I NEED a JOB. The student loan demons are already after me.
I know that I'm not the only person who has moved across country and had to look for jobs...right?
MUCHOS thanks for the help!