Hi everyone, newbie here!
I hope it's okay that I started a new thread to say hi to everyone, and also to ask a few questions. I took the Nov 2008 board exams and am glad to say that I passed. I graduated two years ago though (never got the chance to take the board exams because I had to start working immediately after graduation -- actually, even while still finishing my last year of nursing school I was already working) to support my kid. I haven't been in touch with my old classmates and now I'm unsure what is the next step. I want to get nursing experience right away, but is it a requirement to get IVT training first? I could imagine that getting into hospitals as a paid nurse would be hard, so is it just being a volunteer at a hospital the next step? Any input would be greatly appreciated. I just don't know who to ask about these things anymore.