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    I am graduating in May and really want to start the job search now. Is it too forward to mail a copy of my resume and cover letter to my dream jobs nurse manager and the facility's nurse recruiter? I know this job is hiring and they do hire new grads. Is this a strange thing for me to do?
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    According to http://www.nsna.org/portals/0/skins/...tjobmarket.pdf :

    "Before you graduate: Meet with your college/university career services department (submit your name and resumé to their data base) at least one semester or quarter prior to graduation and follow-up 4 weeks prior to commencement. Introduce yourself to the alumni chapter members of your educational institution; attend meetings and ask them to help you find your first job."

    This close to graduating, I say good idea what you're doing.
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    According to http://www.nsna.org/portals/0/skins/...tjobmarket.pdf :

    "Before you graduate: Meet with your college/university career services department (submit your name and resumé to their data base) at least one semester or quarter prior to graduation and follow-up 4 weeks prior to commencement. Introduce yourself to the alumni chapter members of your educational institution; attend meetings and ask them to help you find your first job."

    This close to graduating, I say good idea what you're doing.
    Thanks so much for that link, it was very helpful. I want to be proactive just didn't want to do it too soon if it was pointless. I'm going to go ahead and send my stuff to the hospital, at the very least they'll see I'm interested for the future.
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    do any and all AFTER you have your license # because the market is saturated enough that you'd be wasting yours and thier time with anything less. but now 's a good time to get a CNA position as nursing student and then apply for nursing job once you get license. and you have foot in the door so can be considered as internal candidate
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    do any and all AFTER you have your license # because the market is saturated enough that you'd be wasting yours and thier time with anything less. but now 's a good time to get a CNA position as nursing student and then apply for nursing job once you get license. and you have foot in the door so can be considered as internal candidate
    Thanks for the advice, but why would I get a CNA job when in 3 weeks I will graduate from nursing school and a few weeks after that take the NCLEX?

    BTW, I did apply to many nurse's aide jobs while in school, was offered a job, but couldn't take it because orientation was during finals week and they were unwilling to budge on the date for orientation. Now doesn't seem the time to get an aide job.

    I was asking the question because I know I can get a preliminary license immediately after I graduate in 3 weeks before I take the NCLEX, only if I have a job offer.
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    I say do it. If they like you they may consider letting u use a permit, however, just because you can get one doesn't mean you can use it. Never hurts to try though!

    Posting from my phone, ease forgive my fat thumbs!
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    Do it! I graduate in may as well, started applying in February, and have already been hired! (Pending licensure, of course).
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    Do it! I graduate in may as well, started applying in February, and have already been hired! (Pending licensure, of course).
    Wow congratulations! I sent in a bunch of applications this week, even if I don't hear back, it makes me feel better that I'm trying. Good luck at your new job after graduation!
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    A lot depends on your local area and the preferences of the employers there. In some regions, they want you to wait until you graduate to apply. In others, they want you to wait until you pass the NCLEX to apply. But in some places, they line up their new grad hires in the spring -- in as early as March in some places. My hospital already has semi-committments with about half of the new grads we will hire in June and July. The rest of the committments will be made by the end of May -- for people who are applying in April and May.

    My thought is that it never hurts to contact them and let them know you are interested. Then follow whatever instructions or suggestions they give you. Good luck!
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    Before my last semester in school I researched a bit about the major facilities in my area for when their graduate nurse residencies opened up. I put the dates all down and went from there with their application process. For those I had no prior estimate of when their application opened up I simply checked the website periodically. Some facilities opened their applications as early as January for those graduating in the April/May cohort. In my opinion as long as their is an application open/job posting then it is not too early to apply. One reason they call them new "graduate" internship/residency is because they know you have not graduated or obtained your license yet. They will usually give a time period for you to obtain your license and accept your GN permit until then. As others have stated it also depends on your area.


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