I'm looking into grad school and I'm a bit flummoxed by the requirements for letters of recommendation. They are not to come from friends/co-workers/associates, so I would assume they need to come from a supervisor. Additionally, it is "highly recommended" that at least one letter come from an academic source.
I did my RN to BSN program online through the local college several years back and I doubt my instructors would even remember me personally. I emailed the nursing program
director to see if there is any way I can eke a recommendation out of that (my grades were good, so if there is some standard way they handle letters of recommendation I would hope I'd be okay on that front).
I have only worked sporadically for the past three years due to being home raising kids. I've worked part-time while finishing up my BSN and then mostly weekends and nights. The place I currently work has had a string of "structural" changes and I haven't had the same supervisor for more than six months. My current supervisor has been in that position for about two weeks, and I'm about to leave them in somewhat of a bind as I'm quitting and they have been taking grievous advantage of my PRN status so they will surely not be happy about that. It isn't something I'm doing on purpose, I'm just exhausted by constant swings in duties/schedules/supervisors/etc.
My prior workplace (of many years) I washed out of on a bad note, burning most of my bridges there with supervisors unfortunately. I have no other significant work history.
Feeling very discouraged about this step and am looking for any advice as well as input into how important these letters are in the process. I feel confident about my interview abilities and essay, and my undergrad GPA is 3.63 so I think I'm good there. Just don't even know where to start with these letters.