I will be graduating with my RN (assuming I pass boards) May 22, 2008! So I am presently in a contract w/ a health system that sponsored a section at the community college I go to, which means after I graduate I get hired at one of their 5 hospitals and give them 2 years full time employment. Some think this is a bad deal, but for me it just works. So my decision is....should I start working July 1st and take my boards in August? Or should I take my boards mid-July and start working August 1stOf course the recruiter for the hospital has told us that it only helps to pass your boards if you start working right away. But I wonder if she is a little biased...I am leaning towards taking my boards sooner rather than later...like July-ish. But I just wanted to hear some feedback from those who have been in this position already.Many Thanks!!