I'm starting to look for my first job as a new grad RN and I must say i'm completely confused! I sent my application online for a couple of hospitals about 2 days ago..i'm not sure how long i'm suppose to wait to get a reply. If anyone can tell me how long i should wait i would greatly appreciate it. And I was even thinking about calling the hospitals to talk to the nurse recruiters and directly send my resumes to them. But now i'm thinking about volunteering at the hospitals i want to work at and hopefully get my foot in there some how. I guess i'm very strategic with my applications. So my question here is..would it be more beneficial if i volunteer at a hospital or should i just keep applying via online or mail?