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How long does it take for a RN nurse to get a job after graduation?

I was just curious how long it takes to get a job as an RN after graduation from a nursing program? Is this a fast process or a slow process. How does the boards/inclex process work? We would be looking for a job in middle Tennessee.

Asked By: michaeln_2006 - 2/22/2009
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I began working as a student nurse technician several months before I graduated from nursing school, and then I was guaranteed a nursing position as soon as I became a GN... More
Answered By: AJ - 2/22/2009
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depends on who is hiring
Answered By: I'm a weird, ugly, and cute! - 2/22/2009
 
No time at all. I graduated in 1986 and while I know that was some time ago (LOL) I don't think things have changed that much. Right now there is a nursing shortage in many areas and you pretty much have your pick of where you want to work. Most hospitals are offering great sign on bonuses!
Answered By: wickedstepmother - 2/22/2009
 
I don't know much; but I do know that you can start an internship after one year of school. I think this ensures you a job there afterwords.
Answered By: Rick L - 2/22/2009
 
immediately. but that all depends on where you want to work. there are clinics, nursing homes, hospitals, doctotrs office and prision. its your choice
Answered By: slimthing - 2/23/2009
 
I had a job before I even graduated. If you graduate in May, for example, you should start applying for jobs in March if you're serious about starting work right away. This is what I did. I had 4 interviews during early May and had several job offers before graduation... More
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Answered By: Jill - 2/23/2009
 
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