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Nervous Graduate

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I am graduating in May 2015 and I am so nervous on finding a position when I graduate. I am a PCT on my floor at the hospital but there are like 6 or 7 of us graduating all at the same time so it is going to be really competitive when we all finish in May.

We have several Intern positions that open up in our hospital, and I was just curious as to what other options there are for a New Nurse Grad in the DFW (TX) area? I have been working in my hospital since March 2014--- and there are of course other people on my floor that have been there longer.

Thanks for the input. I have anxiety issues about this, so any help is appreciated.

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Hey!!! I had the same anxiety issues. You know what you need to do? Stand out from the other people on your floor. You know how? By doing the things no one else wants to do and making sure you do them without complaining or being told. People notice these things and attitude is everything. Go the extra mile, help when you can, be active in your floors meetings and activities. Make sure people know your face and know you are personable and easy to get along with. I first got noticed (and I'm PRN and work once a week) but cleaning the fridge out. Easy as that. No one else does it, and it's gross (haha) so I did it with my extra time.

It's going to be hard to stand out but you can do it, be you, and consider each shift an interview with your fellow peers. What are they going to remember about when your manager asks them for feedback?

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I am also in the DFW area by the way. Apply to any position you see open at any facility. Like you, I've only been here minimally (since June 2014)

It's do-able! Just tell yourself, you're going to get a spot. You will:)

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OneHappyRN has 1 years experience.

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I totally agree w/ crossfit nurse. In your last semester if you're shadowing a nurse, STAND OUT and be willing to work, learn, and be part of the team. See yourself as part of the team rather than a "nursing student". That's how I got my job. I was offered a position at the end of the semester. Many of my friends did, as well.

Good luck!!

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