Advice Needed If I cn't find a job do I continue and Get BSN



I am a 47 y.o. career changer. from finance to Nursing. Some of the reasons I chose Nursing was the satisfaction I got in caring for three family members from onset of cancer to death. Sounds strange? I love clinical and really like to help the elderly.

Here is the dilemma. I have a family and would like to work part time every W/E to gain experience once I pass the boards. However, I live in Massachusetts and I hear there are limited jobs!

If I can't find a job in 6 months from graduation, do I continue on or keep plugging to find a job?

Your Advice please.


NurseThis21, BSN, RN

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Specializes in Adolescent & Adult Psychiatry.

Hello There and welcome to the world of Nursing!

I may have some good news for you. It appears that the healthcare system's fiscal year will end at the end of September and thus, a new census (and funds!) will be replenished to the hospitals and LTC facilities. Therefore, it is my understanding that because of this, new Nursing positions will be opening up again and an influx of needs because the hospitals will have new money and resources, but no one to give them to! :p

So my suggestion would be to continue plugging away at finding a job, and with your resumes/applications in their system, they'll more than likely contact you soon because of the opportunity.

This year has been quite a doozy, but I stayed optimistic about the outlook, and it looks like a change is coming!

It's like starting all over again and the patience that all of the new grads have had thus far is astounding!

Hang in there and I assure you that your job of choice will come knocking at your door...or email/phone! :chuckle

Good Luck with the job hunt and I wish you all the best!!! :up:

NurseThis21, BSN, RN :nurse:

UIC Alumna


175 Posts

I say yes. At least that's my plan, I'm looking for something while I'm in school at the hospitals. I want a nursing position when I am done. But if I don't have one I'm still continuing my education in the Fall of next year after I graduate to go on to my BSN. It is what it is. I didn't plan on the economy tanking, but I can make myself the best nurse I can be either way.

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