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Waiting on GN Permit...question

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by abundantjoy07 abundantjoy07, RN (Member) Member

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i'm waiting to recieve my gn permit...but i was wondering, how can you apply for jobs if you don't have your permit? i'm hoping it wont take long for mine to come through, but in the meantime i feel like i'm stuck between a rock and a hard place as far as applying for jobs.

also, can you really apply for an rn position if you haven't taken the nclex yet? gn's can't work in those positions while they are waiting to test can they?

it would be great if my permit came in the mail tomorrow along with my approval to test from the board...i need a job asap. i'm just hesitant about applying without the credentials and without the permit.

hummm...i wonder how long it would take to renew my cna license, maybe i should do that while i wait?

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Lack of a permit or RN license is no reason not to apply for jobs. Obviously you can't actually begin to work until you receive one or the other, but because the application/interview process can be lengthy, there is good reason to start job hunting prior to graduation. Many hospitals anticipate their hiring needs and begin to make job offers well before candidates graduate, holding positions for them.

If you live and work in a state that issues GN permits, you can begin to work as soon as you receive yours. The permit allows you to begin orientation and work in a professional role under the supervision of a fully-licensed RN. It is, in my opinion, the BEST preparation for NCLEX, and you get paid to do it! If you fail NCLEX, you are legally obligated to inform your employer immediately, and stop practicing nursing until you re-take and pass NCLEX. You would still be allowed to work in a CNA or PCT role while you study and prepare to re-test.

If your state does not recognize GNs, then you will either have to wait until you are licensed to begin working, or work in a non-professional role (CNA or PCT) until you receive your license.

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NeosynephRN specializes in ICU, PACU, Cath Lab.

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In my state they do not have GN permits. However many of the hospitals will hire newly graduated nurses as interns until they pass thier boards. The interview process can be long as the pp pointed out, so I would go at it!! Good Luck!

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dolphn545 specializes in Peds HH, LTC.

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Some states will allow you to check online for verification of the permit, which would post before you actually receive it in the mail. In this case, the employers can also verify your permit online.

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i'm waiting to recieve my gn permit...but i was wondering, how can you apply for jobs if you don't have your permit? i'm hoping it wont take long for mine to come through, but in the meantime i feel like i'm stuck between a rock and a hard place as far as applying for jobs.

also, can you really apply for an rn position if you haven't taken the nclex yet? gn's can't work in those positions while they are waiting to test can they?

it would be great if my permit came in the mail tomorrow along with my approval to test from the board...i need a job asap. i'm just hesitant about applying without the credentials and without the permit.

hummm...i wonder how long it would take to renew my cna license, maybe i should do that while i wait?

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hi to you and to all whose going to read my post.. im really wondering about gn.. i have my att and it will expire on august. may i know the process how to apply and how much do i need to pay? can i still apply for gn permit at this point? if not, any advice what kind of work i can fit in? btw, i live in long island, ny and im a foreign grad... pls advice... thank you.

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futurecnm specializes in ED.

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Here it is easy to get a job without the RN yet. Many are just waiting to start until after boards. Instead of applying for a GN permit, why not just take the NCLEX instead? It does not take long to get the ATT.

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Sterren is a BSN, RN and specializes in L&D.

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Most people here get jobs before nclex. You can't work without your GN permit, so if you don't live in a state that recognizes GN permits then you do have to wait until after you are licensed as an RN.

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