So while in the ADN program I had the mentality of "let me get through this and I will worry about getting a job when I know I made it through nursing school". Well, luckily, I am now getting ready to take the NCLEX and I am starting to think about jobs. I have never worked in the medical field and have no experience. Sadly, I couldn't get a job as a PCA while in school (to get a foot in the door) because I had nobody to watch my daughter while I went to work. So now I am trying to figure out how this new job situation will work out for me. So here are some concerns I have:
1. A lot of the Cleveland hospitals hire only BSN's, others want experience, so it only leaves a few choices. How do I compete with the other million new grads?
2. Cleveland Clinic I heard only offers night/day rotating shifts.
3. How does a person make that work? I figured with my hubby being on day shift, I could work nights and be there in the AM to get our daughter on the bus, sleep a few hours, and be there to pick her up fro the bus, then hubby gets home and I go to work. If I have to alternate day/night, it will not work with our life schedule. How does the Clinic expect people to switch their lives around every month or so?
4. Considering the above dilemma, do you guys know what hospitals offer steady night shifts for new grads?
Ok, I guess that is enough questions for now. I really hope I get some good suggestions, advice, etc. Thank you in advance for your help.