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I've got antsy-pants about graduation, new job...you know how it goes


OK, so only a few more weeks to go until graduation. Can't believe the end is almost here. I'm getting paranoid about making sure everything is done and taken care of. I have already interviewed for and accepted a position starting in January. So now...just waiting and wondering, what's working as an RN going to be like? Not to mention boards, can't take those until Jan or Feb. I haven't yet started lying awake at night thinking about this stuff, but I expect that will start pretty soon! Everyone else hanging in there okay?

jenrninmi, MSN, RN

Specializes in L&D. Has 11 years experience.

Well, I think this is to be expected. I'm sure the same thing will happen to me. Congratulations! What area will you be working in?

Jennerizer, ASN, RN

Specializes in PCU, Critical Care, Observation. Has 13 years experience.

I know exactly how you're feeling - although I've put off the interviewing for right now. I want to get my preceptorship over with. I'll probably end up staying at the hospital I already work at - to start out as a grad nurse, get some experience & then venture elsewhere down the road. It's nice to know that there are plenty of options. The hospitals are starting to throw us catered luncheons in hopes of hiring us.

I was lucky to be able to attend the Florida Student Nurses Conference as well as the NSNA Conference. Sooooooooo many opportunities out there.

Congratulations on making it to the end! When is your grad date &/or pinning ceremony?

maire, ASN, RN

Specializes in Adult Med-Surg and Rehab. Has 13 years experience.

I think most of us are at that point. I still don't have a job, so you're a step ahead of me! That in itself is bugging me, but I'm trying not to get my panties in a bunch over it. :uhoh21:

I know how you feel. I have a job lined up and I signed up for the Kaplan NCLEX review, but the idea that I'll actually be out there working as an RN is a little scary!!!!

My pinning is Dec. 20th. Last exam Dec. 7th.

NewEnglandRN, RN

Specializes in Med-Surg, Psych. Has 4 years experience.

I accepted a scholarship at the hospital I wanted to work at after graduate. The pay $1800. per semester for my tuition/ books at a local CC. In exchange I am gauranteed a job after grauation; 6 months employment for each semester I accept. I really believe this is a win-win situation for both parties involved.

I for some reason I get a better job order somewhere else, I can pay back the money they loaned me and be on my way. I also leaves me with sufficient Stafford loan funded so I can pursue by BSN after my ADN.

It's very reassuring in my first semester of Nursing school that I have a guarenteed job after graduation in 2006 :)

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