I am a graduate nurse applying for my first RN position with a hospital. They require 2 professional references. I have not worked as an RN before and I have not had a job in over 9 months, due to school. Who can I use as a professional reference? I did work with some amazing nurses as a tech for 8 months during school so I could ask some of them but would it be acceptable to ask my preceptor that I did my capstone with? I worked with her for 7 twelve hour shifts while precepting. Also, can I use my clinical instructor if she agrees? Thanks for any advice.