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Old 10-04-2007, 12:33 AM
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Good point Elocin. Our hospital just hired someone new - they were choosing between 2 new grads - one recent, one who took the last 6 months off work. They hired the most recent grad. Don't know reasons, but interesting coincidence.
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Old 10-15-2007, 07:49 PM
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Wow, that's really something to think about. Darn, and I was hoping to take a couple of months off to really relax. I guess I'll wait and see. Thanks for bringing that up Julie!
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Old 10-15-2007, 11:23 PM
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Jess, as Canadian (from Ontario) looking for a job in the next 6 months or so, I can verify they are looking for a ton of nurses in the next few years, so I wouldn't worry about finding a job. That being said, some of the incentives they have (graduate guarantee, tuition payback programs) you will not qualify for if you take that much time off.

What I think it will depend on is 1) what area you want to work in post-grad, 2) do they accept new graduates, and 3) what productive activities did you do when you had time off (did you do some upgrades, courses like ACLS etc).

You may not get your PERFECT nursing job from the get-go, but any experience is better then nothing.

Good luck!


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Old 01-08-2008, 09:27 AM
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Thank God I had a job when I graduated. I started my new graduate internship in May, two weeks after I graduated. My advice would be to work for a year, get some experience, and then go on a vacation. Also, be sure to take your NCLEX before you take some time off so you can have it out of the way and go straight to work.
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