Hi all! I graduated with a second degree BSN in May. I was in MD, but made a move to FL two weeks ago to live near my brother and because I needed a change of scenery. I received my MD RN compact license a month ago.
I applied for my FL license on July 30 and just found out that it will take another 6 weeks (!!!!) before it's processed. Which pretty much makes me dead in the water. I've applied for a few new grad nurse residency positions around the state and those applications are under review. I don't want to bother applying to any other jobs just yet because they all specify you need your FL license.
So frustrating. Like everyone, I'm having a hard time finding a job (and there's nursing shortage blah blah blah). That's fine, I'm patient and I did know ahead of time that it might take awhile. My worry is that my skills are fading while I wait. I've signed up for PALS and ACLS classes, which I'll do at the end of the month. Beyond that, I have no idea what to do with my time while I wait and wait (other than reviewing my notes and textbooks).
I'm hoping the lovely nurses of allnurses.com might be able to offer some suggestions! Anything that might pad my resume would be especially useful!