I graduate from my ADN program in a few weeks, and will be taking my NCLEX-RN as soon as humanly possible after that. I'm also delving right into an RN-to-BSN track this next semester. My program is in Idaho, but I am applying for my initial license in Washington (why are they not a compact state?).
So my question is, what can I expect as far as job outlook goes? To clarify, I will be living in Yakima and realistically am willing to drive 30 minutes each way to work. Looking on the hospital websites, the RN jobs seem to be fairly scant. Ideally, I would like to start out on a surgical or intermediate-care floor, but am open to nearly any position in a hospital setting. My ultimate goal is flight transport and/or ICU.
Would love all the feedback possible about finding jobs in the Yakim area.
Here are, what I believe, are my qualifications:
- BLS, ACLS current
- Advanced EMT, working for an ILS service for the past 14 months
- CNA since 2005. Experience in LTC, assisted living, and hospitals
- Emergency Department tech in a Level II trauma center for just under 5 years; tech in another regional ED for 3 years. Each has an average patient census of >100 pts/day.
- Phlebotomy experience
- Vice president for school chapter of NSNA
- Director at large for state chapter of NSNA
- High proficiency with computers (previously managed a computer shop)
- Proficient with Centricity, T-System EV, AllScripts (HMED), and Meditech
Also, what bits of this should I be putting into a resume? Anything I may have left out?
Thank you in advance for any advice!