Applying for RN positions????????

  1. hi all just had a question. i will be graduating may 2007 and was wondering when i should start applying for nursing positions. graduation will most likely be around may the 20 something. i plan to take kaplan early june and sit for boards in july, but i am unsure when i should actually start applying for positions. should i apply and state my anticipated grad and nclex date? i don't currently work for a health care establishment and other than clinical and some volunteer work i never have. i though about applying for student nurse positions but opted not to because i like my current employers and have worked here for several years (federal government agency). any responses greatly appreciated!!!!
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  3. by   RN and Mommy
    When I was applying I was told to submit my application 1 1/2 to 2 months before graduation. Good Luck with the job search and your last year of school!
  4. by   colleennurse
    I was in the same boat as you. I had never worked in health care and I had no problem finding a job. I graduated this last May and had my job in February. I know some people from my class that had jobs as early as November before we graduated. It might be a bit early now to start, but you could start getting your resume together. Good Luck!
  5. by   CNMtobe2012
    Thanks, I'm getting excite just at the thought.
  6. by   CNMtobe2012
    Quote from colleennurse
    I was in the same boat as you. I had never worked in health care and I had no problem finding a job. I graduated this last May and had my job in February. I know some people from my class that had jobs as early as November before we graduated. It might be a bit early now to start, but you could start getting your resume together. Good Luck!
    When did you apply for the job?

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