I will be graduating with my BSN in May. I am considering being an au pair abroad for a few months this summer. This could postpone taking my NCLEX and would post pone me starting a job.
I could take NCLEX earliest at the end of June, then go out and come back in September or October and apply for jobs after. Or go out in May to July, August, or September then take my NCLEX soon when I get back and apply for jobs for hopefully ASAP in the fall.
Do you think it is too difficult to start a job so late? Would it be more difficult to take my NCLEX later, even if I spent the summer studying in my free time? Do you think I could apply for a job this spring and ask about starting in the fall? Any input really! It is harder to travel once you are actually working, although 3 days a week in a hospital does help with being able to travel more. I am young and want to experience things, just feel like the opportunity for something like this is now, but don't want it to hurt my future career. I would like to work in pediatrics.