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In School- When to Start Applying?

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I'm about to start my last semester of school. For those of you with experience doing this: when would be a good time to start completing out-of-town (and out-of-state) job applications?

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Now. Look for nurse residencies, some start taking applicants early. Look for positions open to new grads and even those that aren't. It's worth a shot. The worst they could say is try again after passing boards.

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bcandygurl has 3 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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What the person above said. I would start looking now. They only really hire new grads Feb/March, May/June, and Sept/Oct.

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bcandygurl has 3 years experience and specializes in NICU.

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Depending on where you are looking to move though some may require you to have your license before you are even called in for an interview, unfortunately.

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KelRN215 has 10 years experience as a BSN, RN and specializes in Pedi.

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I'd start looking now and start applying in January. I had my job secured (contingent on passing NCLEX) 2 1/2 months before graduation.

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RunBabyRN has 2 years experience and specializes in L&D, infusion, urology.

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I graduated in May, started applying in February. Network, too. I was offered a job in March where I precepted. (however, due to a hiring freeze, I didn't get to take it when I got licensed)

I agree about researching residency and new grad programs now as well. Have a calendar set with application periods, requirements, and any other pertinent info so you can be prepared.

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Thanks for the helpful info everyone. I've already looked in to a couple of residency programs and will be applying shortly. My question was specifically about jobs in the strict sense.

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malamud69 has 10 years experience as a ADN, BSN, EMT-B and specializes in Emergency.

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NOW!!!

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