Hey all! I am a relatively new nurse (16 months experience) so not so new but still have days where i feel as if i dont know anything lol. I have been working in med surg for the last year and some months. I love med surg, but I desperately want to do Pediatrics. I have my heart set on Children's hospital in a city nearby. I would like some advice from other nurses. I have an opportunity to do a per diem school nursing job (for the sake of experience). I have been scouring the website for jobs and I think i will just submit my cover letter and resume even without a job. I unforunately dont know anyone who works there (grrrrrr!!!). I went into my med surg job knowing I wanted to gain valuable experience, but I want to move on sooner rather than later. I have learned so much this yr. Anyone have any good tips? Would doing per diem as a school nurse be at least a good start? Do HR even accept cover letters and resume when not applying to a specific job? I feel as if since its my dream its time to just start really going for it. When I graduated last year HR told me to gain experience and to re-apply. I just hope sometime within the next couple months I can come back on here saying I landed my dream job I have been dreaming about for years. Thanks for reading and words of encouragement!