- 5 years ago
- Wedding: December 2011
I have worked before, but as like a cashier and an intern and my church, nothing ever in a position that requires much more than a Name, DOB and SSN. But I have now finished my resume and am applying to 3 “real” jobs in my degree field! I graduate in 68 days but luckily for me, hospitals hire graduate nurses before they actually graduate so I should know if I have a job or not before then. It is kind of weird, I am suddenly really in the real world.
Moving out and getting married were big changes, but not quite the same to me as this is, even being married we are still students and don’t REALLY have to be adults yet, we work enough to pay our bills, but this is a career, not just a job kind of thing. EEK.
I am so nervious/excited. I am grade wise the middle of the pack from my class, I am actually a lot more intelligent than most of my class but since I never had to study before college, and didn’t learn how, there are a lot of people I would say I am “smarter” than, or at least have a very different intelligence than, but they know how to study and so they do better on the tests and have better academic records. I hope that doesn’t mess me up. But I am thinking I will get glowing reccomendations from the profs I asked, I am much better at the clinical side than I ever was the classroom and all the instructors I’ve had really thought I did well, which is the more important part than the grades right? I don’t know. This is a whole new world to me!!
And of course, no one hires new grads so there are somewhat limited positions until you get some expseriance so that worries me, the positions I am applying for aren’t exactly ideal locations or shifts but they are jobs. I have all this insane nervous energy about it because it is so totally out of my hands at this point. Any nurses want to share about their first “real” jobs?? I know people do eventually get hired as grad nurses because there are nurses with expseriance, I just don’t know where all these grad nurses positions are!
ETA: Holy cow rambling sorry!