I'm new to the forum and new to the profession.
I graduated in June and passed the NCLEX at my first possible opportunity. (July 2)
I am currently unemployed.
Now the clincher-
I have submitted my application to hundreds of positions in numerous settings. I feel like a barrel full of contradictions. I'm terrified to begin working, but desperate to get a job. I feel like I have a lot to add to the profession, yet I realize I have meager skills at this point. I am confident I may be able to succeed, and am simultaneously shaking my head at my incompetence.
In short I feel like a small fish in a vast sea of opportunities and specialties. I am incredibly shy and have a difficult time being aggressive. Maybe nursing is not for me?
I graduated with a 4.0 G.P.A from a Bachelor's program, completed an externship in an ICU, and was a nursing tutor throughout school. Yet I feel like perhaps I just don't have what it takes.
Is there anyone out there like me? Stuck in a rut, who doesn't know where to turn, can't find a job and conflicted about what to do?