imlivinit 346 Views
Joined: Nov 29, '07;
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Thanks for the input. I kind of felt that the way to go was to take the NCLEX as soon as reasonably possible. So I think I will schedule it in July.
As far as working right away...I thought it might be so incredibly stressful to start a new job and try to study. I don't work in the healthcare field presently - so I will be totally switching gears. I'm sure the hospital would hire me right away - I guess I should wait to make that decision when I find out my option of start dates from them.
I will be graduating with my RN (assuming I pass boards) May 22, 2008! So I am presently in a contract w/ a health system that sponsored a section at the community college I go to, which means after I graduate I get hired at one of their 5 hospitals and give them 2 years full time employment. Some think this is a bad deal, but for me it just works.
So my decision is....should I start working July 1st and take my boards in August? Or should I take my boards mid-July and start working August 1st
Of course the recruiter for the hospital has told us that it only helps to pass your boards if you start working right away. But I wonder if she is a little biased...
I am leaning towards taking my boards sooner rather than later...like July-ish. But I just wanted to hear some feedback from those who have been in this position already.
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