Hi everyone, first post on here! I am a new grad RN, just graduated in May and passed the NCLEX in July. I have been STRUGGLING to find a job the last few months. I applied to a few new grad programs and got rejected even though I have a really great background. There seems to be some type of hiring freeze at this point because there are very few options to apply to as a new grad and whatever I apply to I don’t hear back from. Here’s my dilemma. In order to gain experience and work my way up, I have the opportunity to be a substitute school nurse only from September until December. I’m basically hired but haven’t filled out any paperwork yet and I was told I need to be really dependable. However, I just applied to a full time new grad position at a hospital that I have a pretty good chance of getting due to connections. I haven’t heard anything back yet though and the school is waiting on me to fill out paperwork. If I am offered the hospital position, I will 100% take it over the school position. I am nervous, though, because I need to fill out the school paperwork by this week. I want to wait and hear back about the hospital position but I don’t know how long that will take. I don’t want to commit to the school and then find out I could be offered the hospital position and have to bail on the school. I also don’t want to turn down the school position only to find out I won’t be offered the hospital position and be left with nothing. I don’t want to end up quitting the school position after I already said I would do it but it’s only a temporary, low paying position that may not even last because school may become all online again, and a full time hospital position takes priority. Should I just fill out the paperwork and then if I hear back from the hospital, tell the school I can’t do it anymore after I already said I would be dependable? Should I hold off a little longer and wait to hear back from the hospital? Should I tell the school that I may have an opportunity to work somewhere else before I sign anything? How should I go about this in the best way possible? Any and all advice is appreciated, thank you!