I am currently in my final semester of nursing school
(pinning is in Feb), and would like a career in pediatric nursing. I loved our peds clinical rotation and really felt like that was where I belonged. I hope to be able to do my preceptor there in January. Really, it was the only clinical that has "clicked," if that makes any sense. I have a few questions about starting my career that I hoped someone with peds experience could help me with.
First of all, where you work, how common is it for new grads to be hired? Also, do you think that new grads do well starting out in peds? I have heard a lot of conflicting advice on this one.
How would you recommend going about applying for a position, given that the only experience I have are nursing school clinical and (hopefully) preceptor? I mean, I know that getting a job has a lot to do with "selling yourself", but how do you do that with no experience? I have heard that you shouldn't put clinical experience on a resume, as it is not job experience, but if you have never worked in the field, what else would you put?
I guess I really just have no idea where to begin with the whole application process and it seems very overwhelming. Any advice would be much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.