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by emptyboxcars emptyboxcars (Member)

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I just recently graduated from nursing school and will be taking the NCLEX the end of January. I am quite eager to start visiting nursing homes, hospitals, doctor's offices, etc. to distribute my resume.

Is it best to wait until I've taken and passed the NCLEX? I tend to think yes, but I just feel so restless at this point.

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I think starting early will definitely help you. It is highly competitive out there, and showing eagerness is always good. Have you decided what field you want to start with, or are you ok with applying withing any areas. If you lack experience, best thing to do while you are waiting for interview is to volunteer. It ll show that you have initiative and you are not just waiting around, but being proactive towards your search for a nursing position.

You can always get a temporary license if you get a position early:)

I wish you the best of luck.

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Meriwhen is a ASN, BSN, RN and works as a Psychiatric sheep...er, nurse.

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You can definitely start job hunting right now! However, keep in mind that many places won't even consider your application until you are licensed, so if you don't hear back from them right away, don't lose hope. Just be sure to update them when you do pass the NCLEX.

In the meantime, the PP has a good idea: volunteering is a great way to fill up that waiting time and show some initiative, plus it looks good on a resume.

Best of luck!

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When you talk about volunteering, I assume this is in a non-RN capacity, since I am not currently licensed......

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Once I'm licensed (and if I'm still unemployed), THEN I can start volunteering in the RN role....

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