Just graduated May. I have applied an gotten nothing but denials from hospitals in area and surrounding areas. Office RN position drug tested, they seem excited to have me. Should I take office job if offered or hold out for hospital job. I have not taken my NCLEX. Not even sure what the office job will pay and I got into nursing for the bedside hospital experience.
May 19, '13
I would say to take it and continue applying to hospital jobs. Some kind of nursing job is better than none.
May 19, '13
Exactly what Jeanette73 said. But congrats on getting something even before taking NCLEX. Good luck on your search.
May 20, '13
The one thing worse than being a new grad is being an old new grad, which is what you are flirting with if you hold out for only hospital jobs.
Take this job--it's experience as well as a paycheck--and keep applying to hospital jobs.
Congrats and best of luck with the NCLEX.
May 22, '13
Absolutely take the job!! Then immediately add it to your resume and keep sending it out.
USE that license. I finally started getting interest after I added a non-hospital RN position which was really just giving flu shots. I can't even tell you how happy my heart felt when they offered me that flu shot position because I was using my RN license. After that I started a hospital RN volunteer thing, then a per diem RN job, then two hospital RN interviews which turned into offers -- all within two months!
Get that RN position on your resume!
Last edit by StarryEyed, RN on May 22, '13
: Reason: clarification
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