I graduated in May 2011, had some set backs, and finally got my licence this past Feb. I'm having problems finding a job where I want to be, and I'd like to take this absent time to just refresh myself on the material. I'm scared to death I wouldnt remember a thing if I were to get hired! It's been a year since clinical! My 1st thought was..duh..go back to school and get my BSN and that way I can do my clinicals in the hospital I'd like to work at, and better myself at the same time. Problem is, in everything I looked at, there was at least a years worth of history, math, etc. to complete BEFORE nursing. This makes my problem even worse, and setting me farther back!
So..Does anyone know what I can do to refresh myself? NOT the review books, been there done that. With actual teachers and clinicals that will better prepare me? For example, Would anyone let me retake my last semester of the ADN program to "higher my grade" or something like that? Or is there any BSN that doesn't require more pre-req classes than for admission to the ADN program?
HELP!! And Thanks soo much for any input at all for a newbie looking for a job
Jun 6, '12
In all reality, as a new grad you will go through something like an internship. My first Job was at Parkland hospital in Dallas, and I completed their med/surg internship. There will be classes, a long orientation period with a preceptor. I think just looking for a job and insisting you only take one with an internship would satisfy your feelings of being unprepared, as well as getting you out there and working. Now I know, not all hospitals have internships, but at least in the DFW area, all I have worked at have a internship and extensive training programs for new graduates. Hope this helps.
Last edit by Jennilady1977 on Jun 6, '12
: Reason: mispelling.. ugh.