When to Apply????

  1. Hello,

    I am sure this has been asked before, however I cannot find the thread. I am wondering how early a nursing student should start applying for nursing jobs? I graduate in May and someone said we should start applying in January, that just seems so soon to me. Any input would be appreciated. Thank you

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  3. by   April, RN
    Hi there! Around here (MA), we have been told to start applying now. Interviews are done in January and most hospitals said they are finished hiring by March. Hope that helps :spin:
  4. by   Chaoticdreams33
    Yup, I have contacted hospitals in the Western mass and Central CT and they are saying that the winter break is a great time to apply and schedule an interview.
  5. by   heather2084
    If you are going for an internship, start looking at what their deadlines will be NOW, so you can get everything you need all lined out. If you are going into a specialty you may want to start talking to the nurse recruiters in Jan as well. Im graduating on the 16th and I started applying in late Sept/Oct, if that helps. But I know some internships deadlines were in Sept or early Oct for those beginning in Jan
  6. by   AnnieOaklyRN
    wow. I am really suprised. SMF47 I will also be applying in MA, which hospitals are you going to apply too, if you do not mind my asking?

  7. by   April, RN
    Hi swtooth! In MA, I'm thinking about applying to UMass Medical Center, Baystate Medical Center, Mass General, and Brigham & Women's. I also might apply to some in CT and RI as well. I'm not sure where I want to live yet so I want to apply in different areas and see where that takes me. Good luck!