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New Grad with Broken Foot

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Hello nurses, I've never posted here before but I'm looking for advice/opinions on my situation. I graduated nursing school and received my license as an RN this year. Due to a foot injury I've needed to have surgery and will need to remain off of my foot for a minimum of three months. Are there any entry level options available for someone who is unable to stand/walk? Also if this is not an option do you think having almost a 9 month gap between becoming licensed and applying to a new graduate program at a hospital will be an issue? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

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Hello nurses, I've never posted here before but I'm looking for advice/opinions on my situation. I graduated nursing school and received my license as an RN this year. Due to a foot injury I've needed to have surgery and will need to remain off of my foot for a minimum of three months. Are there any entry level options available for someone who is unable to stand/walk? Also if this is not an option do you think having almost a 9 month gap between becoming licensed and applying to a new graduate program at a hospital will be an issue? Any advice would be appreciated. Thanks!

I think you're unlikely to get hired on anywhere with that sort of restriction. You will have a good reason for the delay when you finally do start looking, though.

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Can you use a scooter for the broken foot? I know I've seen people use them at my hospital sometimes. May not be ideal, but doable.

Not sure how you went from a 3 month offload to a 9 month gap. Big difference.

It will take time after you get your license to get a job. And probably some time between your acceptance and the start time of a position.

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When you explain what happened, employers will understand. I just got hired on to a unit on my first interview despite having graduated 2 years ago. I lived in NYC for a year, and then I was in a serious accident that took 10 months to fully recover/rehab from. My interviewers were very understanding that stuff happens. I should note that I am also in an area where they are desperate for nurses, and I'm sure that certainly helped me out a bit.

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