I have always loved AN and the great advice I've read for my entire nursing school journey. Now I'm lost and a little nervous.
When I pass NCLEX,
I don't know what the next step should be. Let me give a little background:
21 years dental assistant, graduated from a 3 year part time evening program (RN), no experience other than clinical which at times were limited. I don't know where to start or what to do? Hospitals want experience, or BSN .. neither of which I have at the moment. Do I just go right into BSN and then look for jobs or do I look now and take anything that I can get? - (I'm about to turn 40 and live in MA if that makes any difference)
Any advice is greatly appreciated.
I would start on researching RN to BSN schools. Find plenty here: http://allnurses.com/nursing-online-distance/
That way at the interview you can state that you have commenced looking into schools. Doesnt hurt to start as well....but some (many) find the first while working at a new situation a bit stressful...so may want to put it off for a bit. I know a fair # that started on their BSN once they passed the NCLEX.....to make myself more clear....once u graduate, your only a new grad once, thus important to start working right away.
Last edit by Flames9_RN on Aug 28