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Student nurse position; finding job after graduation?

by BlitheFool BlitheFool (New) New Student

Hi all, just finished my second semester in maternity and I'm currently enrolled in my third. I wanted to reach out and see if applying for a student nurse position was worth the experience, and I also wanted to hear about your experiences job hunting after completing nursing school, with or without having student nurse extern experience.

I'd worked at a stressful sales and finance job for the entirety of first semester and over half of second semester and finally stopped. I've enjoyed focusing on school for a few weeks, but I was thinking about applying for a student nurse position just for the experience. I've heard that it can be difficult to find employment after graduation. Truthfully, I haven't had much luck finding any student nurse positions at the hospitals nearby lately, but two of my class mates were able to find jobs this year before corona virus began. I've been checking several times a week.

Edited by BlitheFool

Nurse SMS, MSN, RN

Specializes in Critical Care; Cardiac; Professional Development. Has 10 years experience.

Yes, it is a good idea. You then need to treat every day on the job like a job interview, so they want to hire you after you graduate. It's not a guarantee of a job after graduation, but if you have made a good impression it can put you ahead of others.

Yes, finding your first nursing job after graduation can be frustrating, depending on where you live.